Free Stars will look to awaken their drive in the league after a poor start to the season.
Free Stars FC is facing Bwala-Mulende FC in Lugazi on Wednesday in the Buganda regional league.
The last meeting between the two sides was in Uganda Cup where Free Stars dumped their rivals out of the competition with a slender 1-0 win.
But Free Stars will look to awaken their drive in the league after a poor start to the season. They come into Wednesday’s game with one win in 10 games.
The Mukono-based side hopes that new signing Usain Senoga will be the man to resurrect their ambitions. He is in pretty good form, and at the moment all eyes will be on him.
The youngster, having come on as a substitute, scored late the winning goal that knocked Bwala-Mulende out of Uganda Cup.
But the spectre of revenge looms large. The latter hope to inflict some sweet revenge on their latest opponents and will be re-energized by a crucial statistic: they won their last game while Free Stars settled for a draw in theirs against Kyetume FC at home.
Free Stars captain Semambo Dan says it’s going to be a “do-or-die” game, but his is a tone of confidence.
“We have another game in Uganda Cup on Saturday against Soana FC so we treat each game at a time,” he says.
“We can do well in all competitions we are involved in as long as we are committed and focused on this last game in the first round.
“Although our opponents have good players who can hurt any team, we will manage to handle them in order to get three points.”
The two teams have no injury worries and so it promises to be a cracker.
Free Stars’ assistant head coach will be in charge in the absence of his superior and will have to decide who to start in goal – the struggling first-choice keeper George Tumwine or the in-form Ivan Bokolo.
Meanwhile, Bwala-Mulende’s head coach Adam Muwonge says losing to a bottom-place club is out of question if joining the Big League next season is part of their plan.
“We have a lot of experienced players who can help us achieve our target.”