Kampala University (KU) will be looking to get their title defence back on track when they host Uganda Martyrs University (UMU), Nkozi in the Nile Special University Football League at Villa Park today.
The current league champions had a shaky start to the season with a goalless draw away at Makerere last week, with hosts appearing stronger in all departments.
KU coach Vincent Tumusiime attributed their uninspired performance to inadequate training and the absence of key players, notably key striker Paul Musamali.
“Musamali was not feeling well and could not play but he is now available for selection against Nkozi,” explained Tumusiime.
“My players need maximum seriousness when they face Nkozi as they not only need to collect three points but also score more goals than Uganda Christian University (UCU) did against the same side if they are to finish at the top of Group A.”
His opposing coach, Baker Mbowa, will equally be looking for ways to take the day. Mbowa, who has been coaching the team for only 14 days, believes his side are “very talented” and it is only a matter of time before they register their first victory. “When I started training the team the first thing I was told was that Nkozi had never won a match in the league, said Mbowa.
“My first goal is, therefore, to win a game (first) for the university and I think we can do so tomorrow (today).“From what I have seen, Nkozi has very talented players but the team just needs to focus and the results will come. This is what we have been trying to do over the last few days.”
SOURCE: Daily Monitor