Uganda Martyrs University head coach Eric Kisuze has branded Bugema University a tough side ahead of their meeting in the first leg of the 2022 Pepsi University Football League.
Bugema will welcome UMU on Tuesday, September 20, and Kisuze notes that they will be looking for a strong start away from home.
“They (Bugema) are one of the most stubborn teams in the UFL,” Kisuze said ahead of the game before adding.
“I know their coach Medhi Nyanzi, he is a very good coach and he has always staged a very good and tough team.”
“We are aware that they have been in camp together as a team ever since the group stages ended and that shows you how prepared they are.”
“But we have also had enough time to prepare and we are looking forward to having a strong start since we are playing away from home in the first leg.”
“We have almost four injuries but we as well trust the other players that are available that they will do a good job,” he added.
UMU qualified for the quarterfinals as Group E leaders with 12 points while Bugema also topped Group F with seven points.
The two sides will be meeting for only the second time in the UFL having played in the last edition’s third and fourth place playoff that Bugema that won in 2019.
UMU won its first and only UFL title in 2017 against Makerere University Business School and continues looking for its second while Bugema is still hunting for a first.
St. Lawrence University edged Kampala University 1-0 in the first leg of the first quarterfinal that was played last week and the second will be played in a fortnight.
Nkumba University will host defending champions Uganda Christian University on Thursday, September 22 while MUBS will visit Kyambogo University on Tuesday, September 29.