Sinan RAJUB SENOGA
Onduparaka FC play host to fellow relegation strugglers Mbarara City at the Greenlight Stadium in Arua in one of the three games to be played this Wednesday.
Onduparaka currently sit 14th with 18 points garnered from 20 games played while Mbarara City sit a point and a place below them.
The game will be crucial for either side as they seek to intensify the struggle to save their premier league status for yet another season.
Mbarara have one of the worst forms in the league having gone 10 consecutive games without a win.
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In fact, the Ankole Lions last won a game when they hosted Onduparaka at Kakyeka in December last year.
They however haven’t won a game away from home this season and have lost and have managed to get just a point in the other game.
Onduparaka come into this game after losing 2-1 to Onduparaka in a heartbreaking manner at Ndejje.
Mbarara City also lost 3-1 to Wakiso Giants in their recent game at Kabaka Kyabaggu last week.
Gaddafi Gadinho remains out with injury, Gabriel Matata is doubtful while Rashid Agau is expected to return after a long injury lay off.
Captain Solomon Okwalinga returns after serving his three match suspension. Augustine Kacancu and Ivorian defender Soulymane Bamba have also returned from suspension following accumulated yellows.
Henry Musisi who lost his father recently, has returned while defenders Karim Ramathan and Jasper Aheebwa are out injured.
Head To Head
Mbarara City have won four of the past nine meetings with Onduparaka.
Two of the nine have ended in Onduparaka’s favor while the other three have been draws.
The first round meeting ended 3-2 in Mbarara City’s favor after coming from two goals down to win all three points thanks to Okwalinga, Hilary Mukundane and Seiri Arigumaho.
A win can automatically but temporarily elevate either side from relegation zone.