Maroons want to make Luzira Prisons Grounds a fortress that opponents will dread visit

Maroons head coach Mohammed Senfuma (left) and Goalkeeper coach Rogers Tezigwa address players at training: Photo Credit: Courtesy

SUPL Maroons want to make Luzira Prisons Grounds a fortress that opponents will dread visit

Peter Tabu 13:06 - 27.04.2023

When Maroons FC gained promotion to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League last season, head coach Mohammed Senfuma had one target to maintain top-flight status this season.

When Maroons FC gained promotion to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League last season, head coach Mohammed Senfuma had one target to maintain top-flight status this season.

However, to achieve the feat, Senfuma had to ensure that the Luzira Prisons stadium is a fortress which he says they’ve tried to achieve, losing only once in the ten games played at home.

“The aim was to tell other clubs that they should expect a fight when they come to Luzira, and we have tried to make it a fortress,” Senfuma told Pulse Sports.

“The players understand the objective, and they have always given everything.”

Maroons have managed four wins, five draws and only one loss in their ten home games at the Luzira stadium this season.

Senfuma adds that beating top sides like KCCA FC and picking a point against Vipers was motivation enough to keep going strong.

“When you win against a team like KCCA FC, get a point off Vipers, you don’t need better motivation to keep focused; the fire in the players keeps burning even against other teams,” Ssenfuma added.

Maroons beat KCCA FC 1-0 and also picked up a point after a 2-2 draw against Vipers this season.

Eighth-placed Maroons FC is 30 points, eight clear of the relegation zone, and next face an away game to Lugazi to face URA FC on Saturday at the Mehta stadium.

The prison side is a two-time league champion, having won the inaugural Uganda Premier League season title in 1968 and the following season in 1969.

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