By Edwin Kyle Kule
MYDA FC’s assistant captain Isma Mafabi is pragmatic that the team will earn its first win in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League against BUL FC.
The two sides from the east face off at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Jinja on Friday.
The newcomers have had a torrid time since earning promotion to the top flight losing eight of their opening nine games of the season, including the last five in a row.
And while the club continues to desperately wait for their first top-flight victory, Mafabi is confident that it may not be long till they are on the winning end with the game against BUL providing a great opportunity to get their season up and running.
BUL FC’s worrying start to the season has seen them lose their last three games since defeating KCCA.
That run of poor results provides a ray of hope for the Tororo-based club as pressure mounts on head coach Abdul Samadu Musafiri who was handed an ultimatum by the club.
“It’s been our first season in the league and we have lost many games but ahead of tomorrow’s fixture, I am sure we are grabbing our first win,” Mafabi stated after the team’s training on Thursday.
“We have had a number of challenges since the start of the season but most of those have been handled and currently, I am glad to say the players are in good shape both mentally and physically.”
“It is very sad that the team has been losing games due to small mistakes that can surely be rectified and as a team we have tried to work on some of them and we believe they will be prevented.”
“BUL has also lost their last three games meaning they are wounded buffaloes who will come to get results from us but we are more than ready to stage a challenge,” he added.
The two sides will be meeting for the first time in a league game. BUL head into the game in 13th position with seven points; six points above their visitors who are bottom of the 16-team log with a single point.