Kiira Young right-back Julius Ntambi says he is expecting a tough test when they face Christian Restoration Outreach (CRO) in Mbale on Friday as the FSL resumes.
Kiira are currently in fourth place on the FUFA Super League table while CRO are stuck at the bottom of the table, but Ntambi believes their current situation makes them more dangerous.
“It is much more difficult to beat teams at the opposite end of the table than the so called big teams because there’s very little time on the ball as the players want to prove themselves,” he told Red Pepper Online Sport on Thursday afternoon.
“CRO will be a different team compared to the one we beat last year. They have now bolstered their squad and brought in new players.
“The game should be very tight, because both sides find themselves at different ends of the table.
“We are fighting to get back on top and on the other hand they fighting tooth and nail to get off the relegation zone.
“We want three points against CRO and nothing else.”
Ntambi had a stellar campaign with the Uganda Cranes during last month’s African Nations Championship in South Africa playing alongside Kiira skipper Richard Kasagga in Uganda’s defence in all the group stages.
Haguma for Kiira debut
Winger Bright Haguma, who was top scorer for Express FC in 2012 when Uganda had two parallel leagues, is set to make his debut tomorrow (Friday) for his new team Kira Young when they travel to Mbale.
Haguma was a mid-season transfer from Express FC who failed to pay him a salary for six months. The winger will be joined by Moses Ndawula (SC Villa), Samuel Kayongo (Masaka LC), Allan Sembatya, Latif Muhamed, Dennis Otim and Hakim Mugerwa.
In the first round at Namboole, goals from Brian Nkubi and Emma Obitre.