Relegation dogfight takes centre stage

Friday March 9 2018

In trouble: Proline’s Ivan Bukenya (right) in

In trouble: Proline’s Ivan Bukenya (right) in action against Express. The former play host to BUL today. PHOTO BY JOHN BATANUDDE 

By Elvis Senono


Only seven points separated the bottom eight teams before yesterday’s Azam Uganda Premier League (AUPL) game between Mbarara and Maroons.
With only 11 games left for many a team, the term “relegation six pointer” is going to become common place from now till the end of the season.
One such scenario takes place this afternoon when third from bottom Proline host another struggling side Bul at the Startimes stadium in Lugogo. “It’s going to be tough but we have to do it. We are home and have to make use of the home ground. If we go to the pitch and be ourselves then we can win,” Proline’s Mujib Kasule stated.
Bul comes into the game with 22 points four ahead of Proline and Kasule acknowledged there is no room for error.
“If we don’t get three points it puts us in a more precarious position but we are getting ready to fight. Every game is a final,” he added.
Bul also come into the game having drawn their previous game against Masavu and seeking a first win in four games.
In form UPDF who are unbeaten in five games will be seeking a fifth victory in six games when they travel away to Kirinya-Jinja.

Today’s games
Kirinya Jja vs UPDF
Masavu vs Bright Stars
Proline vs BUL