The Observer (Kampala)

20 November 2012

Uganda: Deflated Observer Blues Target Blue Cube Scalp This Friday

The Observer Blues hope to end their six-match winless streak when they take on Blue Cube at Villa Park this Friday.

In their last outing as they warmed up to this fixture, Kampala International School of Uganda (KISU) silenced The Observer with a hard-fought 2-0 last Friday. It was a forgettable afternoon for stand-in skipper Siraje Lubwama, whose poor back pass led to the opening goal.

He also picked up a booking for a rash challenge and was lucky not to score an own goal from a corner kick. Meanwhile, coach Frank Kisakye has been handed one last lifeline to keep his job and he will be boosted by the return of Emma Mutaizibwa, who missed the KISU match because he was away in Fort Portal attending the royal wedding.

"Emma was the missing link on the left side of the midfield," says Kisakye. "I plan to partner him with Richard Kavuma to thwart the opponents' advances."

Kavuma is renowned for his no-nonsense approach and is expected to be a thorn in the Blue Cube attack.

On the other hand, Blue Cube skipper Ashraf Habib is full of confidence this will be an easy tie.

"It's going to be a baptism of fire for Observer at Villa Park because that's where we train from daily," he says. "So, expect us to triple the goals that KISU scored."

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