Gulu United football club will be looking forward to their first win in the league when they face visiting army side, Simba FC at Pece stadium in Gulu town this afternoon.
Victory has remained elusive for the super league debutants who have so far played twenty games yet managed to secure only three points from three draws.
With only eight games left to end the season, the club will be hoping against all odds to secure maximum points from the remaining games or face demotion.
Leo Adraa, the Gulu United FC coach told URN that his club has one hundred percent hopes of wining today’s fixture against Simba despite losing 1 goal to nil against the same team last year.
Adraa explained that their latest loss to SC Villa at Pece stadium last Sunday was due to the visitor’s experience adding that his team outplayed Villa despite the loss. This time though, he says his players have worked hard in preparation for a win.
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Adraa, a former coach of the Uganda Cranes however noted that Gulu United may not survive relegation unless the team can win at least four of the remaining eight games. The club lies at the bottom of the fourteen-team table.
The return to the league by the club after a twenty two year absence has been marred with financial and administrative problems that have seen three of its managers resign in quick succession since last year.
Despite the problems, the officials and players of the club are optimistic. Geoffrey Akena, the assistant coach says the players are still hopeful that they yet struggle and remain in the league.
Three clubs at the bottom of the super league table by end of the season will be relegated to the big league while three top teams in the big league shall be promoted to replace the relegated teams in the super league.
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