Nyamityobora coach Asaph Mwebaze has backed his side to pick three points when they play visitors to Police FC in the second round opener at Lugogo on Tuesday.
The Abanyakale will begin the most critical part of their season as they battle to prolong their stay topflight status.
With the side falling 2-1 in the corresponding first round game at Wankulukuku, it will be time for vengeance for the Mbarara based side.
“I am optimistic we shall beat Police,” said Mwebaze. “They boys are fine, no injury worries and just raring to go,” he added.
The Abanyakare have beefed up their squad with eight new faces in the on-going January window but Mwebaze remained tight-lipped on the matter.
Abdallah Mubiru is similarly confident that his side will get a double over out of a “no easy game” after winning the first round game.
“There are no easy games and it will be another task for us,” said Mubiru. “But we hope to use home advantage well and get the desired points,” he added.
The hosts will hope Juma Balinya returns with the form he enjoyed in the first part of the season scoring nine goals as well as adroit winger Ruben Kimera and forward Johnson Odong.
The visitors will rely on Ibrahim Dada for goals with Alex Komakech and Ssebutinde coming in handy.
Police sit 8th on the 16 team log with 21 points while Nyamityobora are third from bottom with 9 points.