Thursday November 30 2017

Kitara coach confident of staying top

By George Katongole


Disappointed. That is what Kitara coach Tony Sekitto acknowledges ahead of today’s game against Nyamityobora.
Since the opening day, Kitara have been solid leading the Rwenzori Group, but after a disappointing 1-0 away loss to Kabale Sharp on Saturday, their first loss, they are now second.
But the prospect of facing third-placed Nyamityobora provides him extra motivation to put up a strong performance.
Kitara have not lost at home this season yet Nyamityobora are a perfect match without an away loss thus far. However, Sekitto remains confident.
“I am disappointed that we are coming off a loss against a beatable opponent,” Sekitto told Daily Monitor.
“But to be honest I am happy we’re home and beating our fellow challengers can give us a lift,” he added saying the 1,213km distance his team travelled to Kabale has not affected his team. But his compatriot Alex Isabirye also looks at the tie as a must-win.
“Winning in Hoima is the bonus we obviously need to make promotion a little bit more possible for us,” he said.
Leaders Kira, who have a game in hand, will also be at home against Kireka in their Wakiso derby.
In the Elgon Group, competition at the top remains fierce but crowd pullers Paidha BA can stay top with a win over struggling Kataka.
The biggest sub-plot will be at Nakisunga Ssaza grounds where Kyetume, coached by Augustine Nsumba, host Kamuli Park. Both sides are tied on m17 points. Amuka, who are also on 17 points play lowly Agape SS.