Match Preview| KCCA FC host army men – UPL

Friday 5th March 2021

KCCA FC vs UPDF FC| 4: 00 pm (EAT) 

MTN – Omondi Stadium, Lugogo

Startimes Uganda Premier League

KCCA FC will host new boys UPDF FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League in match day 12 at Lugogo.

KCCA picked three points from their last league game against Busoga United FC while UPDF FC lost 0-1 to URA FC at home.

It will be the third time both clubs face each other in the league. In 2017/18 both sides met twice and KCCA FC won the home tie while both sides shared spoils in the reverse fixture.

KCCA FC go into match day 12 with 20 points from 11 games.

Aliro Moses and Sadat Anaku

Visitors UPDF FC have not drawn a league game since they were promoted to the Uganda Premier League. They have won 6 games and lost 5 times in 11 games played.

KCCA FC know a win against UPDF FC in the league will get the club further in the table log and boost the confidence of the side ahead of the fixtures next week against Kyetume away and Police FC at home.

Statistics

  1. KCCA FC has played 11 games, won 6, drawn 2 and lost 3. The club has scored 30 goals and conceded 9 times with a goal difference of +21.
  2. UPDF FC has played 11 games won 6, lost 5 and has not shared spoils. They have scored 14 goals and conceded 9 times. They have a goal difference of +5.
  3. KCCA FC and UPDF FC have met twice in the Uganda Premier League. KCCA FC has won once against UPDF FC and both sides have shared spoils once and that was in 2017/18 season.

TEAM NEWS

Gift Ali

Gift Ali is back in the team and could get his second start in the league this term against UPDF FC. The regista had last played a league game against Onduparaka FC on 8th December 2020 before his cameo as a substitute against Busoga United mid week.

Denis Iguma is back in the squad

Denis Iguma is also fully back. The defender made the 18 man squad for the past two games for KCCA FC.

Ashraf Mugume shook of an injury sustained against Busoga United and is available for selection.

Forward Lwanga Charles will be hoping he can earn the manager’s trust that he has had in the last 6 games in which he scored 5 goals.

Youngster Opio Sunday is still out due to licensing issues.

Lwanga Charles takes on an opponent at Lugogo

The game comes a little early for Julius Poloto and John Revita who are still recovering from injuries. The pair are undergoing rehabilitation.

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

SQUAD AVAILABLE

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

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

Mike Mutebi

We face a strong UPDF FC side that started the league on a high.

We are faced with selection headache in terms of forwards at KCCA FC. Aheebwa has 7 goals, Lwanga has 5 goals and Ssenyonjo has 5. Anaku has 3 goals in 2 games. They all know the competition that they are bound to face at KCCA FC and they need to compete so we can get the best from them.

Ashraf Mugume is back in the squad after that injury he picked up against Busoga United FC in mid week.

Mike Mutebi on the league game against UPDF FC