MAROONS FC VS KCCA FC – MATCH PREVIEW | UPL

Startimes Uganda Premier League,

Tuesday 21st October 2019

MAROONS FC vs KCCA FC| 4:30 pm (EAT) |

Reigning Startimes Uganda Premier League Champions KCCA FC will visit Luzira Prison to face Maroons FC in the Startimes Uganda Premier League.

The fixture was supposed to be played on game day three but was postponed because of heavy involvement by Kasasiro boys for National duty then.

KCCA FC lies 8th on the log and have played 6 games, winning three, drawing one and have lost twice this term. Hosts Maroons FC is a position better on the log than the reigning league Champions but have played two games more, winning four times, drawing once and have lost thrice.

Simon Peter Serunkuma beats his marker in a recent league game at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo

The current league holders have scored seven goals and conceded five times in the six games played so far this season. Hosts Maroons FC has scored eight times and conceded nine times in eight games played so far.

The 13 times Uganda Premier League Champions will be hoping they can build on their previous brilliant performance in the league against Onduparaka FC that had the Champions get back to winning ways with a 4-0 win. A win will ensure they keep momentum ahead of the CAF Confederation Cup game which is four days from this fixture.

The last league fixture at Luzira Prisons Grounds between both teams ended 1-0 in favor of KCCA FC on 1st December 2018. Jackson Nunda’s goal being the difference at Full Time.

Gift Ali takes on Maroons’ Brian Majwega in the last game of last league season at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo

Team News

Coach Mike Mutebi’s charges will be boosted by the return of teenager Sadat Anaku who has passed the fitness test ahead of this fixture. Anaku picked an injury in the previous game against Onduparaka but has trained well with the rest of the team for the past days.

Muzamiru Mutyaba commenced light jogging last week and resumed full training on Monday. There is hope that he will be fully fit to face Paradou A.C in CAF Confederation Cup on Sunday.

Julius Poloto has stepped up his rehabilitation and could be back soon

Eric Ssenjobe, Jurua Hassan, and Sadam Juma are all ruled out due to injury.

Teenager Sadat Anaku has returned in time to face Maroons FC

Statistics

  1. In the last 10 league games played between KCCA FC and Maroons FC, KCCA FC has won seven times, Maroons FC has won once while both teams have shared spoils twice.
  2. KCCA has scored 15 times in the last 10 games against Maroons FC while the prison’s side has scored four times in the last 10 games against KCCA FC
  3. KCCA FC has collected 23 points in the last 10 games played against Maroons FC while the opponents have bagged 5 points in the last 10 games.
  4. In the five games played at Luzira Prisons Grounds between both sides, KCCA FC scored five goals and conceded three against Maroons FC.

Pre-match reactions

Mike Hillary Mutebi;

We expect a tough challenge from Maroons FC. They play a good brand of football but we are ready for the challenge. After getting that huge win against Onduparaka, i expect the players to build on that win and keep going till the end. It is important that the National team players are back and there was positivity in camp in the training sessions ahead of this fixture. The competition in the side is good for us coaches and players. Also, Anaku is back from the sick bay and he is in contention to start against Maroons FC


Mike Hillary Mutebi ahead of the Startimes Uganda Premier League game against Maroons FC

Mike Mutebi gestures during a Uganda Premier League game at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo