December 9, 2021

Wamboya’s Gaddafi will take a maiden sip to the UPL coffee in Jinja derby

By Baron Kironde
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Gadaffi FC players celebrate their promotion to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League | Sanyuka TV photo

Gaddafi FC’s adventure in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (UPL) officially starts with a home debut against Busoga United at the Gaddafi Arena this Monday, October 18.

The newly instituted and much anticipated Busoga derby, which would have been expected to pull an avalanche of fans had they been allowed in their ridiculous numbers was initially slated for Sunday October 17 but moved.

The reason for moving this tie was simply because the home team venue was cleared to host games by the FUFA Competitions Committee after this particular fixture had been placed elsewhere, thereby buying both sides more time to prepare.

Gaddafi FC head coach Mubarak Wamboya, who has also formerly been with West Nile side Onduparaka FC is however focussed on winning it all and wants nothing less than three points from the game.

“I understand the excitement with which people are talking about this Jinja derby but with technicality, I am viewing it as a potential chance to grab three points,” Wamboya stated.

“My focus is on winning my first game and as a team, we are prepared, and we shall do our best to get the important three points,” he added.

“A win against our neighbors is all we need from the game as it will serve both our interests as well as meet the expectations of our fans,” Wamboya conclusively noted.

As part of the broader picture for Wamboya, his aim is making sure that his side finish the season in at least the first ten positions on the 16-team table.

It should also be noted that Gaddafi FC claimed a prestigious place in the topflight league at their very first attempt after beating Proline 2-0 in the FUFA Big League Playoffs final played at the Njeru playgrounds on August 17th this year.

Youthful coach Hassan Zungu, who steered the Soldier Boys to promotional victory will be the first assistant to the more experienced Wamboya as Frank Ssebagala Kisitu will be working as the goalkeeping coach at Gaddafi.

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