By Brian Bariyo Tumuramye
Katwe United Football Club newly appointed head Coach Allan Ponsiano Kivewala Kabonge will officially kick start his duties with an away trip away to Bukedea Town Council.
Allan Kabonge was named as head coach by the club C.E.O Allan Ssewanyana, who is also the legislator for Makindye West constituency.
He took over from legendary Hassan Mubiru, who was sacked by the club management.
The push factor to Mubiru’s sacking was the embarrassing 4-1 loss to Arua based Club Doves All Stars at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo on Monday.
Kabonge, also known as the ‘promotional king’, kick-starts a campaign that will see him guide his sixth club to the Uganda Premier League after earlier successes with Aurum Roses, Onduparaka, Masavu, Paidha Black Angels and lately Kyetume.
While commenting about his new job, Kabonge said that; “Football is teamwork. I have just come to the club and spoken to the players; they are all aware of the mission at hand. We shall work together for the common goal and objective of attaining promotion. Every game counts and has its own strategies.”
Katwe United’s away game with Bukedea Town Council is one of the six games lined up on match day five.
Light S.S will entertain Kataka in Amuria district at Amuria High School playground.
Dove from Masindi will entertain on-form Ndejje University at the Katushabe playground.
Kansai Plascon plays the Rwenzori group leaders Kitara at the Prisons playground in Luzira.
Alex Isabirye’s Nyamityobora who fell 4-3 at home last Sunday will host Andrew Nsamba’s New Villa at the Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara.
Bukedea Town Council Vs Katwe United – CRO Sanisiro Ground, Mbale
Doves All Stars FC Vs Kiboga Young – Green Light Stadium, Arua
Light SS Vs Kataka – Amuria High Ground
Dove Vs Ndejje University – Katusabe Dove Ground, Masindi
Kansai Plascon Vs Kitara FC – Prisons Ground, Luzira
Nyamityobora Vs New Villa – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara
Two games will be played on Friday (1st November 2019).
Water will host UPDF at the Prisons ground in Luzira before two newcomers Saviour from Lira (Northern Uganda) will battle Eastern Uganda’s MYDA at the Katushabe play ground in Masindi.
The FUFA Big League is the second tier division from where three clubs are promoted to the top Uganda Premier League at the end of the season.
Friday 1st November 2019:
Water Vs UPDF – Prisons Ground, Luzira
Saviour Vs MYDA – Katusabe Dove Ground, Masindi