MATCH PREVIEW | KCCA FC host winless MYDA – UPL

Saturday 20th February 2021

KCCA FC vs MYDA FC| 4: 00 pm (EAT) 

MTN-Omondi Stadium, Lugogo

Startimes Uganda Premier League

KCCA FC will host winless new boys MYDA FC at Lugogo in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

This will be the first time in history both sides face each other and the fixture comes at a time when KCCA FC have been short of a win in the league.

The 13 times league Champions last won a league game on 11th December 2020 against Mbarara City FC.

KCCA FC go into match day eight with 10 points from 7 games.

Filbert Obenchan is likely to start his second game this season against MYDA FC

Visitors MYDA FC have picked up one point from seven games played in the league and they lie 15th on the log. The new boys picked their only point thus far against Mbarara City FC at home.

MYDA have played four league games at home and as many games away.

KCCA FC can not afford to drop points especially against a new side that has only picked a point in their maiden appearance in the league.

Paul Musamali a former player at KCCA FC will be hoping he can make the match day squad so as to face his former employers.

TEAM NEWS

Largely the squad that featured in the derby game against Express FC in mid week will feature against MYDA FC.

Juma Balinya (R) attempts a shot on target in the previous game against Express FC

Youngsters Sadat Anaku, Ayella Dominic and Opio Sunday are ruled out due to licensing issues.

The fixture comes a little early for Julius Poloto, Denis Iguma 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.

On form youngster Charles Lwanga and league top scorer Brian Aheebwa will lead the forward line against MYDA FC.

Charles Lwanga has scored two goals in the last two games for KCCA FC

SQUAD AVAILABLE

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

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

Mike Mutebi addressing a press conference

We have prepared well. We know they (MYDA FC) are capable of causing an upset to us. We will approach the game smartly and make sure we get maximum points at home.

We have the home advantage and this will add some confidence to our players because it has been a while since we played a league game at our home.

Mike Mutebi on the league game against MYDA FC