Kampala University (KU) travel to Kyambogo University (KYU) today hoping to avoid a repeat of results from last year’s fixture in which they were knocked out of the Nile Special University Football League at the quarter final stage.
Kyambogo, who went on to reach the final before losing to Makerere University Business School (Mubs), defeated KU 1-0 at home ensuring their progress to the semi-finals having held the latter to a 1-1 draw in the first leg at Villa Park.
As fate would have it, the two sides were drawn in the same group this season and Kampala University’s Vincent ‘Titi’ Tumusiime is keen to exact revenge.
“Last year I was unfortunately not available for the game against Kyambogo as I was attending a CAF ‘B’ License coaching course. But now that I am back, the team is going to benefit from all the training that I got from the course and Kyambogo is going to be our first victim,” a confident Tumusiime said.
Tumusiime said that home aantage won’t help Kyambogo as his team is well prepared and will fight to the end to get maximum points from the game.
“Home aantage will not be a factor. It will be a tight battle but I think my team is the better team and we will walk away with all three points at the end of the day,” Tumusiime added.
Kyambogo University coach, Deo Serwadda was, however, dismissive of his counterpart’s confidence, saying Kampala University is yet to defeat them on the pitch.
“If I am not mistaken, Kampala University have never beaten us in the University Football League and the last time we met we were the victors,” Serwadda said
Contrary to Tumusiime, Serwadda thinks home aantage will play a factor in the game.
“I think we are both good teams but the fact that we are playing at home gives us an edge over KU. We always have large crowds when we play and I am sure the worst we can get from this game is a draw,” he added.
The game kicks off at 4pm at Kyambogo’s Itek grounds.
Source : The Observer