Bright Stars and Busoga United find themselves in unfamiliar positions on the 16 log of the 2019/2020 StarTimes Uganda Premier League after just two matches.
Busoga United a 15th and are yet to pick any point having lost to Tooro United (2-1) and KCCA FC (1-0), Bright Stars are a close 14th with just one point picked in their one-all draw with Express.
The Muhammad Kiseka coached side surrendered their first lead as they lost their opening game of the season to Vipers 3-1.
Ahead of the Saturday tie at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru, Bright Stars will be hoping that their impressive head to head can come into play.
Bright will need Nicholas Ssebwato to step up his game in goal but his backline of Enock Walusimbi, Andrew Kaggwa, Samuel Sekitto will need to be at par to avoid any slipups. Augustine Kacancu’s exploits in midfield will be essential too.
Then Kirinya Jinja SSS, Busoga Untied won the tie last season 2-1, but Bright Stars had picked three consecutive wins, scoring eight times and conceding only three.
Busoga United has signed experienced midfielder Boban Zilintusa at a time when experienced defender Isaac Isinde is moving on to greener pastures in India.
In their last outing against KCCA FC, goalkeeper Ali Kimera kept them in the game for long spells despite being beaten by a Mustafa Kizza free kick in the 38th minute.
The scoreline would have been different if only Dan Sewava and Joel Madondo were sharper in front of the KCCA FC goal, they troubled the defense but lacked the cutting edge.