Mbarara-based Bishop Stuart University host Kabale University at their Riverside stadium on Sunday, May 15 with both teams in search of their maiden win in this season of the Pepsi University Football League.
Having lost 3-0 away to Kyambogo University, Bishop Stuart coach John Mutabaruka says his side are badly in need of a win and fancy themselves against Kabale.
“We are badly off having lost our first game and we urgently need to win,” Mutabaruka said during a pre-match media briefing on Friday, May 13.
He added: “Every player is in a good shape and ready to go against Kabale on Sunday and we shall try our level best to play a good game.
“I do not expect it to be an easy game because Kabale is a good team they earned a point against a team that beat us, but with the home advantage I am optimistic we shall win.”
On the other hand, Kabale drew 2-2 at home against Kyambogo University which coach Farouk Nsubuga believes was a fair start and something they can build on going forward.
“We started this the season fairly well looking at our opponent and the result we got. A point against a team like Kyambogo was more than a point because it gave a good foundation and I know we shall continue to get better.”
“Our next game is against our neighbors; it is not a long journey but I know they can cause us problems given that they are at home.”
“But we shall approach the game in the best way possible hoping for a win, better we have no injury concerns,” Nsubuga noted.
This will be the first meeting between the two sides in the history of the Pepsi University Football League.