Uganda's Super League Continues
Sam Timbe.

Uganda's Super League Continues


Revenge Mission at stake.

Police Vs Bunamwaya

SC Villa Vs Mbale Heroes

URA Vs Super Clubs

By Ramathan Kasozi
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First published: March 25, 2006


After yesterday's cracking encounter between archrivals Express FC and KCC FC, the quest for the National Super League title resumes tonight with three games on card.

Defending Champions Police FC hosts unpredictable Bunamwaya United at Namboole stadium. But the much the highlight of the Day will be on the newly recruited tacticians, Sam Timbe and Angello Lonyensi making their debute on the hot cops' technical bench.

The two tacticians who have been on the 'street' for sometime, put pens to paper for the juicy job early this week replacing last years City Tyres Super League winning pair of Asuman Lubowa and Charles Ayieko. The two were early this week axed for the Club's current awesome performances both locally and internationally.

To appetise the game more, Ayieko has been confirmed as Bunamwaya's assistant coach and has already threatened to turn his guns against his former employers. "I know Police in and out. This is a golden opportunity to compensate," warned the 34-year-old fast rising tactician.

Police steps on the field aiming at nothing less than a win if they are to prove to their critics wrong that they have the nerve to defend their crown.

Despite having one of the most feared striking line-up in the country spearheaded by Martin Muwanga and Mike Sserumaga, the cops have been firing blanks in their last five games.

The result sheet read 0-0 against Al-ahal in the Champions League, 0-3 in the return leg, 0-0 against Mbale Heroes, 1-0 against Victors and 1-0 against Maji FC.

To worsen the situation the more, it is alleged that a crop of senior players is against the sacking of the duo and that it is a plot to fail the newly assigned managers.

Timbe concurs about the phenomenon but he says that he has the solution for it. "Am an experienced professional coach, so such situations are common but I know how to handle it," explained the former Simba and SC Villa tactician. But all said, the Naguru based club remains the favorite to take the day.

Experienced Hannington Kalyesubula is expected to return his number one position shielded by Internationals, David Yiga, Simeon Masaba and professional bound Lawrence Segawa with Sserumaga and Muwanga having a task of re-finding their slowing boots. The former SC Villa all-rounder, Osama Forouk is the key man to watch on the visitors' side.

The other fixture of the day sees struggling SC Villa making an acidic trip east to face off with upbeat 'giant killers' Mbale Heroes at their intimidating Mbale Municipal stadium.

The Joogos go to Mbale with one of their worst record in the last one and half a decade having only managed to collect a point from a possible nine while their opponent are in the right shape collecting seven points in their last three away games.

The vocal Heroes tactician Frank 'Video' Anyau has already sent a warning to the Nsambya based club to get ready for the punishment that awaits them. "I know Villa is a big Club, CECAFA Champions, but this is Mbale. I will only be satisfied with maximum points," he boasted.

Veterans Alfred Kitosi and burly Hussein Mbalangu are expected to lead the home side's campaign while Robert Sentongo, Ronald Muganga and on form Jeremy Sebuyira remain as Villa's secret weapons. The good news to the Joogos is the recovery of their crowd darling midfield, Nestro 'Boda Body' Magumba who has shaken off his knee injury.

The two sides last clashed on the same pitch last season in the Kakungulu cup and Villa took the day by 2 goals to 0, thanks to Denis Onyango and Emma Balyejusa who are all no longer Villa Park members.

The packed weekend fixture concludes with a game between URA against Ibrahim Buwembo's whipping boys, Super Clubs at Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium.

This is the tax collector's final game before departing for Khartoum-Sudan for their Confederation Cup 2 leg tie against El Merreick. The Sudanese are trailing the Uganda's Kakungulu Cup holders by 2 goals to 1.

By Ramathan Kasozi
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First published: March 25, 2006
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Ramathan Kasozi is a member of Ultimate Media Consult (U) Ltd. . A graduate Journalist, Kasozi has more than 5 years experience reporting on sports in Uganda for different print and broadcast media houses.