Gaddafi Vs Kitara: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Thursday Results:
*Bright Stars FC 1-1 URA FC
*Busoga United 0-2 Express FC

Friday, September 29
*Gaddafi FC vs Kitara FC, Gaddafi Arena Jinja – 2pm
*SC Villa vs NEC FC, Wankulukuku
*UPDF FC vs Wakiso Giants, Bombo


Team News

  • Gaddafi have Jimmy Ndalambi back from an injury
  • Sharif Ssengendo and Meddie Nsereko will need a late fitness test
  • For Kitara, Shafik Magogo is away with school engagements while Lazaro Muhindo will be expected to be back to the team.
  • Dudu Ramathan and Paddy Muhumza are doubtful.

Probable Lineups

*Gaddafi – Andrew Ssekandi, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Najib Tusaba, Jimmy Ndalambi, Rashid Mukungu, Rashid Mpaata, Amos Kirya, Johnson Odongo, Thomas Ochungu, Benson Muhindo, Douglas Bithum

Kitara – Chrispus Kusiima (GK), Owachigiu Maxwell, Jasper Aheebwa, Ibrahim Magaandazi, Benjamin Nyakoojo, Okello Donato, Frank Zaga Tumwesigye, Paul Mucureezi, Solomon Okwalinga, Brian Aheebwa, Denis Omedi.

Preview: Gaddafi Seeks Redemption Against In-Form Kitara

Gaddafi, still in search of their first victory this season, prepare to host Kitara at the Gaddafi Arena this Friday in a Uganda Premier League encounter.

Gaddafi has endured a dismal start to the new season, suffering defeats in both of their opening fixtures.

Their troubles began with a 2-1 loss at home to defending champions Vipers, followed by a 2-0 defeat to URA FC in their most recent outing.

These early struggles are compounded by the fact that Gaddafi has undergone significant changes, including the departure of key players from their squad.

Consequently, they find themselves in dire need of a win as they face Kitara.

Under the leadership of their new coach, David Mutono, the Soldier Boys understand the importance of amassing points quickly to avoid further complications in the season.

Despite Kitara’s impressive start, Gaddafi believes they have a chance to turn their fortunes around.

On the flip side, Kitara, coached by Brian Ssenyondo, has enjoyed a remarkable return to the UPL, securing victories in both of their initial matches.

They began with a commendable 2-1 triumph against SC Villa on the road, followed by a surprising 1-0 win over UPDF FC in their first home game at Masindi.

Kitara has demonstrated resilience early in the season, silencing skeptics. Their upcoming journey to Jinja presents them with another opportunity to maintain their winning streak.

Another victory would send a strong message to the league, especially considering their roster that includes experienced players like former Vipers attacker Paul Mucureezi.

Notably, this matchup marks the first-ever meeting between these two sides in the top-flight league, adding an element of unpredictability to the contest.

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