StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL), Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Mbarara City vs Vipers, Bombo Barracks Grounds-Bombo (4:00 pm) live on Sanyuka TV
Proline vs Police, StarTimes Stadium-Lugogo (4:30pm)
Kyetume vs KCCA, The Mighty Arena Jinja SSS (4:30pm)
Tooro United vs URA, St. Paul’s Seminary Playground-Fort Portal(4:30pm)
Onduparaka vs Busoga United, Green Light Stadium-Arua (4:30pm)
All eyes will be on Fred Kajoba when five sets of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) games get underway across the country on Tuesday.
The former Bright Stars coach and current goalkeeping tutor replaced Edward Golola, who was sacked after losing to a third tier side in the Uganda Cup, as Vipers coach at the weekend.
Speaking at his unveiling on Sunday, Kajoba said he had finally landed the job he had long harboured ambitions for.
Now as the league returns from the Cup break, it is time for Kajoba to start showing he has what it takes for the job.
His side, Vipers hold a four-point advantage over KCCA at the top of the table as they travel to face Mbarara in Bombo on Tuesday.
“I am assuring you 100 per cent that we shall perform,” said Kajoba.
“I am serious coach. We need to win the next 12 games so as to win the Uganda Premier League.”
Kajoba, also a former coach at Simba, was relieved of his duties at Bright Stars and had been jobless since.
“I prayed for a team with quality players and Vipers have such players unlike previously where I had to constantly look out for such players,” he said.
He faces a Mbarara side that snatched a 2-2 first leg draw at Kitende in the first round and despite sitting 10th on the log, they have won six of nine home games this season.
Meanwhile, KCCA – who are on 38 points, will be lurking to pounce should Vipers slip up. KCCA travel to Kyetume.
“We have different aspirations,” said KCCA manager Mike Mutebi,” They are struggling to stay in the league and for us we want to retain it.
“We treat any game as it comes but we must win.”
Kyetume are coached by KCCA great Jackson Mayanaja, who could include other Lugogo old boys Robert Ssentongo and Vincent Kayizzi.
Elsewhere, in-form URA who have risen to fourth in the standings following a run of four straight wins will fancy their chances of claiming a fifth against a free-falling Tooro in FortPortal.