By Isaac Akugizibwe
KIU, Main Campus- There is an unsettled debate this season of whether it is Namuwongo Blazers or KIU Titans who are the best team in Makindye East Division. This will certainly be settled tonight when the two sides clash in the floodlights at Lugogo Sports Arena in what is likely to be an epic encounter.
The Titans go into tonight's tie looking for nothing less than a victory for they can not afford to accumulate loses in their cupboard. Raymond Muhumuza's boys will look to build from Wednesday's victory over Victoria University to prove their return to Winning rhythm. They also need to keep their fans proud especially against a team about which they like to joke.
For Nam Blazers, this is one of those rarest chances for them to claim supremacy and also shut the rowdy KIU fans who have mocked them since the season began. They already have former Titans in their fold upon who they hope to cheat the tactical intelligence of the Kansanga outfit.
Former Titans Captain, Collins Kasujja will need to prove to his former employers how important an asset he is and that he actually can still be of substance.
"Blazers are a good team, they love to play Fast and through their bigs. We have prepared well for them and we shall put up a good fight tomorrow," Coach Raymond Muhumuza said in a virtual interview.
The Namuwongo slum outfit will this time round meet a more youthful KIU side, unlike the team that humiliated them in April last year. Superstar Ahmed Kassa is one of the familiar faces they will have to deal with on Friday evening given a good run of form he is having this season.
The 2022-year-old confirmed in a pre-game interview that his team is ready for the Blazers and that each member is in good shape mentally and physically to put up a winning performance tonight.
We are ready for the game both mentally and physically and one thing for us is one game at a time. We are taking baby steps one by one," he said.
" We all work together and share the goals as a team. This helps us to achieve our targets and builds us to face positively," he added.
This is a game like the others, there is nothing special just the same ball game, a different team. So we prepare the same way like other games played before," he noted.
KIU Titans are number eight on the UBL Table, one place below Nam Blazers who are sixth on the long and have played a game more than the green boys.