Match Preview | Anaku returns ahead of Kitara clash | UPL

Saturday 27th February 2021

KCCA FC vs KITARA FC| 4: 00 pm (EAT) 

MTN – Omondi Stadium, Lugogo

Startimes Uganda Premier League

KCCA FC will host new boys Kitara FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League in match day 10 at Lugogo.

KCCA picked a point from their last league game against Wakiso Giants FC while Kitara lost 2-3 to URA FC.

It will be the first time both clubs face each other in the league. Kitara joined the Uganda Premier League this season in 2020/21 after gaining promotion from the Big League

Kigozi Samson

KCCA FC go into match day 10 with 14 points from 9 games.

Visitors Kitara FC have not won a league game since they were promoted. They have lost 8 games and shared spoils once out of the 9 games played.

KCCA FC know a win against Kitara FC in the league will boost the confidence of the side ahead of the fixtures next week against Busoga away and UPDF at home.

Statistics

  1. KCCA FC has played 9 games, won 4, drawn 2 and lost 3. The club has scored 22 goals and conceded 9 times with a goal difference of +14.
  2. Kitara FC has played 9 games won none, lost 8 and shared spoils once. They have scored 8 goals and conceded 28 times. They have a goal difference of -20.

TEAM NEWS

Anaku Sadat

Sadat Anaku is back in the team and could get his first league start this term against Kitara FC. The youngster missed the first 9 league games due to licensing issues.

Denis Iguma resumed training with the first team this week and could make the match day squad to face Kitara FC.

Aheebwa Brian shook of an injury and is available for selection. The club’s top scorer was substituted in the 13 minute during the game against Wakiso Giants FC in mid week.

Lwanga Charles will be hoping he can earn the manager’s trust that he has had in the last 4 games in which he scored 4 goals.

Charles Lwanga beats his marker in the game against MYDA FC

Youngster Opio Sunday is out due to licensing issues.

Juma Balinya and Mazengo Loro are ruled out of this game. The pair picked up injuries in the game against Wakiso Giants FC in mid week.

The game comes a little early for Julius Poloto and Gift Ali who are still recovering from injuries.

Magambo Peter, Filbert Obenchan, Musana Hassan, Achai Herbert and Kato Samuel are the available options the Gaffer could pick from, which partnership starts in the backline.

Achai Herbert

Anukani, Keziron and Mugume are the options for midfield.

SQUAD AVAILABLE

Matovu, Mwirusi, Lukwago, Obenchan, Aliro, Kato, Magambo, Kalanzi, Achai, Musana, Mugume, Kigozi, Keziron, Anukani, Aheebwa, Lwanga, Anaku

In the pre-match presser, Manager Mike Mutebi had this to say;

Mike Mutebi KCCA FC vs Onduparaka FC

We shall face Kitara FC with a lot of respect. They have not picked up a win yet and will come at us with hunger. We have Anaku back and hopefully that solves our scoring crisis.

Aheebwa has 7 goals, Lwanga has 4 goals and Ssenyonjo has 5. Anaku knows the competition that he is bound to face at KCCA FC and hope he handles that quite well and delivers when given a chance.

Aheebwa is back in the squad after that injury he picked up against Wakiso Giants in mid week. Juma Balinya and Mazengo Loro are out injured.

Mike Mutebi on the league game against Kitara FC