MATCH PREVIEW | KCCA FC to host BUL FC in second round opener

StarTimes Uganda Premier League

Friday 2nd April, 2021

KCCA FC vs BUL FC| 4: 00 pm (EAT) 

MTN-Omondi Stadium, Lugogo

KCCA FC will host BUL FC in the first game of the second round of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

This will be game day 16 of the league for both sides .

KCCA lost to Vipers SC in their last game that marked the end of the first round while BUL FC shared spoils with Mbarara City.

In the last two games between both sides, BUL FC has won on both occasions. 3-0 last term and 2-1 this season. Both games played in Jinja.

Denis Iguma in training

KCCA FC go into match day 16 with 27 points from 15 games.

Visitors BUL FC have won six times this term, sharing spoils twice and losing seven times.

KCCA FC know a win against BUL FC in the league will keep their hopes high in pursuit of the 14th league title.

Herbert Achai in training

Statistics

  1. KCCA FC has played 15 games, won 8, drawn 4 and lost 3. The club has scored 38 goals and conceded 12 times with a goal difference of +27.
  2. BUL FC has played 15 games won six, lost 7 and has shared spoils twice. They have scored 19 goals and conceded 21 times. They have a goal difference of -2.
  3. In the last 18 games between KCCA FC and BUL FC. KCCA FC has won 9, shared spoils 5 times and lost 4 times.

TEAM NEWS

KCCA FC Interim Manager Morley Byekwaso in training

Morley Byekwaso will be taking charge of the first team for the first time during his period as interim Manager. This will be the 5th game Morley Byekwaso will be serving as head coach for KCCA FC. In 2019/20 season, the Gaffer took charge of four games, won and shared spoils twice and did not concede a goal during a period when his predecessor was suspended.

Bright Anukani in training

Fillbert Obenchan, Moses Aliro, Denis Iguma, Stefano Mazengo and Julius Poloto are back from injury lay offs and are part of the squad to face BUL FC.

Former KCCA FC players Denis Okot, Walter Ochora and Musa Esenu now playing for BUL FC could face their former employers.

Forwards Lwanga Charles and Sadat Anaku are all available for selection. Lwanga has scored 7 goals in the last 10 games while Anaku has scored 6 goals in the last 6 games for the club.

Brian Aheebwa, Juma Balinya, Gift Ali, Musa Ramathan and John Revita are ruled out due to injuries.

John Revita with Interim assistant manager and Fitness Coach Kaddu Badru in training

Teenagers Samuel Ssenyonjo, Dominic Ayella and Joseph Kafumbe are away for school.

This game comes a little early for John Revita who is still recovering from injury. The defender stepped up his rehabilitation and he should be back to full training soon.

KCCA FC team in training

SQUAD AVAILABLE

Matovu, Mwirusi, Lukwago, Iguma, Aliro, Obenchan, Kato, Magambo, Kalanzi, Achai, Musana, Mugume, Kigozi, Mazengo, Keziron, Kawooya, Kizza Bukenya, Sserwadda, Poloto, Anukani, Lwanga, Anaku

Morley Byekwaso in training

In the pre-match presser, Manager Morley Byekwaso had this to say;

We want to start the second round on a high and that means winning games.

We shall try to take the game to our opponents but with caution because we know the kind of threat they pose.

We are boosted by the return of our assistant captain Julius Poloto who has been out for long and he will have some minutes in this game.


Fillbert Obenchan, Moses Aliro, Denis Iguma, Stefano Mazengo and Julius Poloto are back from injury and are part of the squad to face BUL FC.

Morley Byekwaso on the league game against BUL FC