Two teams that are vying for mid table solidity go head to head in a tie that presents a perfect opportunity to grab some points and get some consistency going in their system.
Buffaloes come into this fixture off a morale boosting victory against newcomers Jinja Hippos and will be going for back to back wins hoping to rediscover the Buffaloes that shocked Heathens earlier on. The performance of the Masendi boys ; Robert and Paul, Eddie Kayima and newly graduated Epilo will be crucial to this away tie.
Buffaloes will be looking to quickly move on from the loss of lynchpin Kevin Keremundu who crossed to the Hima Heathens. This puts a lot more responsibility on the earlier mentioned group that now have the onus to lead the way fully.
The Kyadondo side will want to tire out Saturday’s opponents with their expansive running game as the Warriors have on many occasions shown the spark but not the legs to last the entire battle.
Warriors are still hurting from last weekends slip up to the Rams, giving the Makerere side their maiden victory of the season. Speaking to a few Warriors players put to light a common perception that the loss still haunts the team to this day as a win on the day would have propelled them to 5th position. They will need to forget the spilt milk and focus on the tie at hand.
This is a game that the home side can win but they seem to have lost the mettle to see off victories within their range. Last week’s loss wasn’t surely the end of the world especially since the season is still in round one but will need to up the temple and start winning games if they are to secure a mid table position.
The return of Benjamin Kinobe proves to be another bonus for the men in purple who have been playing Gabriel Aredo as a makeshift fly half, who clearly works better in the back three positions. The team still has to make due of life without the influential calm headed Henry Musisi and the explosiveness of Richard Kinyai who are still on the sidelines because of injury. It is most likely that winger Taago Isaac will be stepping into the centre position to try and quell last weekend’s folly in communication.
Warriors will hope to counter Buffaloes with their bulkier but smarter forwards hoping to stop the Kyadondo side from getting into their dangerous rhythm. Both teams will want to have the game played on their terms and whoever buys into the other team’s exploits will surely have quite a long day ahead of them.
Saturday, Legends 4:30pm