KCCA FC vs Brightstars FC -Match Preview | UPL

Startimes Uganda Premier League,

Saturday 5th October 2019

KCCA FC vs Brightstars FC| 3pm (EAT) | Startimes Stadium, Lugogo

KCCA FC hosts Brightstars FC at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo in the fourth game this season for the reigning league Champions.

The Kasasiro boys have played three games in the Startimes Uganda Premier League this season and have won two games, lost one, kept two clean sheets in games against Wakiso Giants at home and Busoga United away.

The 13 times Uganda Premier League Champions will be hoping they can get back to winning ways after that mid-week loss against Tooro United FC away in Fort Portal.

John Odumegwu surges forward in the game against Tooro United FC

KCCA’s opponents Brighstars FC have not won a game this season, having played 6 games and drawn 3. The visitors are the only club without a win this season so far.

The last league fixture at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo between both teams ended 2-0 in favor of KCCA FC.

Team News

Coach Mike Mutebi’s charges will be boosted by the return of Kizza Mustafa who missed the previous game due to injury. The defender who also is KCCA FC’s top scorer this season in all competitions is in contention will be hoping he can make the team and add on his goals or assists tally.

Kizza Mustafa is back from injury and is in contention to start against Brightstars FC

Teenagers Steven Sserwadda, Joseph Kafumbe and Anaku Sadat who have been in Gulu for the U 20 CECAFA tournament are back training with the team and are part of the game-day squad.

Muzamiru Mutyaba, Jurua Hassan, Julius Poloto and Sadam Juma are out injured.

Statistics

  1. In the last 12 games played between KCCA FC and Brightstars FC, KCCA FC has won 9 while Brightstars has not won any and both teams have shared spoils on three occasions
  2. KCCA has scored 20 times in the last 12 games against Brightstars FC while Brightstars has scored 7 times in the last 12 games against KCCA FC
  3. KCCA FC has collected 30 points in the last 12 games played against Brightstars while the opponents have bagged three in the last 12 games.
Nicholas Kasozi controls the ball against Tooro United FC in Fort Portal

Pre-match reactions

Mike Hillary Mutebi;

We want to get back to winning ways. The result against Tooro United was disappointing but i was impressed with my players. They gave their all but it just was not meant to be. But the positive is the progress is good. The new players we brought are gelling well and this is good. The fact is there is going to be a reaction against Brightstars on Saturday and we want to get back to winning ways.

Mike Hillary Mutebi on the UPL game against Brightstars FC
Mike Mutebi stresses a point in the press conference ahead of the Startimes Uganda Premier game against Brightstars FC

Keziron Kizito;

As players we were disappointed against Tooro and we want to react to that result on Saturday. We want to win because when i came here i found a winning culture. The players are not used to losing games so when they do it does not go down well with them. You could tell with the mood after the loss in mid week. But now we know we have a task at hand to make ammends against Brightstars.

Keziron Kizito on the game against Brightstars FC

Keziron Kizito is in contention for a home debut against Brightstars FC