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UPDF vs Blacks Power: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Friday 28th April

UPDF vs Blacks Power 2PM, Bombo Barracks Ground

Onduparaka vs Arua Hill 4PM, Ababet Greenlight Stadium

Express vs Wakiso Giants 4PM, Mutesa II Stadium Wankulukuku

BUL vs Soltilo Bright Stars, FUFA Technical Centre.

Saturday 29th April

URA vs Maroons 2PM, Mehta stadium

SC Villa vs Vipers 4PM, Mutesa II Stadium Wankulukuku

Gaddafi vs KCCA 4PM, Kakindu stadium


Team News

UPDF is boosted by the return of Defender Kasozi Samson after missing the previous game with Maroons due to yellow Cards accumulation.

However, they will be without Moses Kiggundu.

For Blacks Power they will be without injured Amayo Ahmed

Mukiibi Ali is still sidelined with an injury while Matata Gabriel has been granted leave after losing his uncle.

Goalkeeper Tonny Kyamera, Ndalambi Jimmy and Odongo Haron are all out due to family issues.

Probable Lineups

UPDF: Were Derrick (GK), Kawagu Christopher, Oyirwoth Daglas, Samson Kasozi, Bernard Muwanga, Adriko Rogers, Ibrahim Wammanah, Yiga Frank, Mugisha Rogers, Nsimbe Badru Jibril, Ivan Ahimbisibwe.

Blacks Power: Emmanuel Odongo (GK), John Paul Acire, Okello Ivan, John Omagor, Onen Franco, Wabuleta Jackson, Otim Daniel, Opio Simon Misaki, Michael Siwu, Robert Eseru, Vitalis Tabu.

Preview: UPDF, Blacks Power fighting for survival

UPDF will welcome Blacks Power at the Bombo Barracks Ground in the Uganda Premier League early kickoff as both sides aim to avoid relegation.

Thirteenth placed UPDF are three points above Blacks Power who occupies the last place of the red zone but the latter have a game in hand.

The Army side will hope to bounce back after a 1-0 defeat at Maroons in the previous game, they are winless in their last three matches.

Brian Ssenyondo’s charges will seek to revenge their 1-0 defeat in the reverse fixture at the Akibua Memorial stadium last year.

UPDF will be banking on home support to keep their survival chances alive. They have won two of their four home matches this year losing one and drawing the other.

For Blacks Power, they will set their sights on completing a double over UPDF.

Okello Ivan Scored the all important goal to give them the maximum points at the Akibua Memorial stadium in November.

Sadiq Sempiji’s side is in search of their first away win of the second round.

They have picked just one point on the road this year a one all draw with BUL and have lost on their last three visits to Bright Stars, Arua Hill and Vipers.

They will aim to build on their 1-0 home victory over Maroons courtesy of Dickens Okwir winner.

A win for Blacks Power will put them level on 22 points with UPDF with a game in hand.

The Stats

UPDF
Sits 13th on the log with 22 points after 23 matches.

They have won three games, seven draws and eleven defeats after scoring 19 goals and allowed 33 against them.

In their last five matches, the Army side have managed two wins, a draw and two defeats.

Blacks Power
Are in the 14th place with 19 points in 22 matches.

With four wins, seven draws and eleven loses after scoring league low 14 goals and conceeded 32 times.

The Lira based side have won two of their last five matches, a draw and two defeats.

Head to Head

2022/2023
UPDF ?-? Blacks Power
Blacks Power 1-0 UPDF

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