Tororo town will indeed have a vibe of the first class football team in Uganda when recently advanced Malaba Youth Development Association (MYDA) engages Police at the King George Stadium.
It has been some time since Tororo facilitated a club in the Uganda Premier League after the times of Telestar and Game Boys Football Clubs.
Accordingly, there is energy in this town very much characterized by the popular Volcanic attachment, the famous Tororo Rock.
MYDA was elevated to the top level after an amazing season in the subsequent division, FUFA Big League, beating the Elgon group to acquire a promotion
UPDF and Kitara were the other two clubs elevated to the top class whose kick off was deferred due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Tororo side MYDA hosts Police in the first game of the 2020-21 season on Tuesday, 8th December 2020.
On match day one, MYDA had been scheduled to play champions Vipers at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
The match did not happen because Vipers had traveled to Sudan for the return leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round with Al Hilal Omdurman.
On the other hand, Police, MYDA’s opponent on match day two had their first game of the season against Wakiso Giants at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.
Police earned a point in the game that had a series of missed goal scoring opportunities, ruined by the head coach Abdallah Mubiru.
Mubiru, therefore, would wish to put right what went amess in the opener.
Goalkeeper Tom Ikara is expected to maintain the starting slot ahead of Derrick Ochan.
Ashraf Mugume, poster-boy Frank “Zagga” Tumwesigye, Mubarak Nsubuga, Ben Ocen, Hassan Mohammod and Yusuf Ssozi are some of the players that will lift Police in absence of their team captain Tonny Mawejje who was stretchered off at half time with a sprained right ankle.
Team MYDA has experienced coach in Samadu Musafiri who has previously worked with Jinja Municipal Council (JMC) Hippos and Sadolin Paints among others.
Musafiri has also signed a couple of good players like Amos Etoju (from BUL), Isaac Doka Mweru, Yakubu Ramathan, Waiswa Kasango, Eric Mutebi, Yubu Bogere and others.
The new recruits will be joined by the experienced crop of Derrick Dangchur, Ibra Nsiimbe to inspire them in a closed door match because of the Coronavirus pandemic.
This match will be handled by FIFA Referee William Oloya. Oloya will be deputized by Samuel Mbabali and Charles Zziwa as the first assistant and second assistant referees respectively.
The fourth official is Umar Mukisa and Yusuf Awuye as the referees’ assessor.
- Centre Referee: William Oloya
- First Assistant: Samuel Mbabali
- Second Assistant: Charles Zziwa
- Fourth Official: Umar Mukisa
- Referees Assessor: Yusuf Awuye