Gulu University have never lost a home game since joining the Nile Special University Football League in 2014.
They will consequently bank on that record as Mubs visit in the semifinal second leg in Gulu this afternoon.
Mubs come into the tie holding a 1-0 first leg advantage a result Gulu coach Julius Ogunde is confident his side can reverse.
“Although we lost last week at Nakawa I was happy with the way we played. We managed to press and contain Mubs at home and limit them to only a one goal lead which I know we can overturn here in Gulu,” he said.
Despite the record Mubs coach Charles Ayieko is similarly upbeat about his side’s chances of reaching the final as they only need to avoid defeat something they have managed in the past.
“Gulu are very dangerous at home but last year we saw that we can actually score against them and we can also contain them. Neither side will want to concede but the pressure will be on Gulu as they are the ones who need to score to make it through,” Ayiekoh noted.
Mubs progressed to the 2015 semifinals 4-2 on aggregate after overturning a 2-0 loss first leg loss in Gulu.
Last season the two teams played out a 1-1 draw at the same venue in a result that eliminated the 2014 and 2015 winners as they finished outside the top four places in the group.
Ayieko will also be able to call on Moses Kifumba, scorer in each of the last two games against Gulu as he seeks a repeat of the 2015 final against Nkozi.
The latter booked their place in the November 25 final on Wednesday after beating Nkumba 5-4 on penalties following a goalless draw over two legs.