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Eyes on survival for Simba and Lweza, JMC face Sadolin

Tuesday May 24, 2016 (Kickoff is 4pm for all games)

Bul vs Maroons – Kakindu

Soana vs Police – Kavumba

SCVU vs Lweza – Luzira

Vipers vs URA – Buikwe

Express vs KCCA – Wankulukuku

Simba vs The Saints – Bombo

SC Villa vs Bright Stars – Nakivubo

Sadolin Paints vs JMC Hippos – Bugembe

Simba could join Maroons and SC Victoria University as relegated teams from the Azam Uganda Premier League if Lweza wins against SC Victoria University.

The army side, one of the oldest teams in the league host The Saints who secured safety in the previous round seeking nothing but maximum points.

Sitting third from bottom with five points adrift of Lweza who are 13th on 31 points, Simba will go down regardless of the result they post as long as The Oranje don’t lose against already relegated SC Victoria University.

Moses Basena who secured safety for the army side last season returns in the opposite dugout and warns his former side to expect no mercy.

“Our aim is to finish in a decent position and we can only achieve this with winning our remaining two games,” he told upl.co.ug.

Meanwhile, Lweza Coach Hamza Kalanzi whose side has gone five successive games without picking maximum points has cautioned his charges against being complacent.

“We are playing against a side that has nothing to lose but we must be careful,” he said. “We have psychologically prepared the players and complacency is one thing we have cautioned them about,” he added.

At Bugembe, the fans will have the last opportunity to watch their derbies this season when Jinja Municipal Hippos makes a short trip for their first ever topflight fixture at the venue.

Both sides are safe and none can mathematically win the trophy but pride and bragging rights are at stake.
“We expect a really tough match tomorrow (Tuesday) because everyone wants to finish above the other,” JMC Hippos Coach James Odoch told upl.co.ug. “Our secondary target was to finish in the top half which is still a realistic dream.”

JMC Hippos thumped their town rivals 3-0 in the reverse fixture with a screamer from Herbert Kakande and Mustapha Mugoya’s brace. The fixture just made just that typical arrival to what has been a dream debut for the Jinja revenue collectors.

“Every game is important in a league that’s why bonuses are constant or better,” Sadolin’s Samadu Musafiri said. “Ours is to finish in a better position and this being our last at home makes it a must-win for the fans,” he added.

The hosts will miss the services of first choice keeper Mathias Muwanga who twisted his arm while JMC do their trade minus defender Ashman Bujampola and the game comes too early Patrick Onyango who has just returned to training.

In other games on the day, title chasing KCCA visit Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku to face rivals Express, SC Villa host Bright Stars while Vipers host URA at Lugazi.

Elsewhere, Maroons visit Bul and Soana entertain Police in a Kavumba derby.

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