UPL Preview: Ndejje out to improve poor home advantage

By Kiberu Sharif

When Ndejje Lions defeated Mbarara City 1-0 to win their first home game of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League at the Arena of Visions, it looked like an early warning to future visitors.

The other victim has been Paidha Black Angels who they managed to defeat 1-0, but the fortress was ambushed when Bright Stars visited and scored three without a response.

Their last visit to the Green light Stadium saw Onduparaka also register a 3-0 against the Raymond Komaketch coach side, a result that pushed them to the red zone of the 16 team log.

Currently placed 14th on the log with six points, Ndejje who have conceded 14 goals in eight league outings and only managed to score four host 10th placed Kirinya Jinja SSS on Tuesday.

Kirinya Jinja SS before an encounter at the Kyabazinga Grounds in Bugembe | KJSS Photo

The Jinja side will be a threat despite not having the best of forms, they have only managed one win against Nyamityobora (1-0) in their last five outings.

They have lost twice against Bright Stars (4-1) and Onduparaka (0-3) and managed also two draws against Vipers (2-2) and Maroons (0-0) in their last outing.

Kirinya boast of the league’s top scorer Joel Mandodo who pace and hunger will be a big test to Ndejje who in return will have to contend with the pressure of the home crowd.

Anything short of victory will have Ndejje keep in the bottom three while a win would see them jump to 11th position replacing SC Villa

Main picture caption: Ndejje Lions lineup for a team photo their opening game of the season against Vipers in Kitende | Swift Sports Photo. 

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