MATCH PREVIEW | KCCA FC hosts Tax Collectors | SUPL

Wednesday 20th November 2019

KCCA FC vs URA FC| 4 pm (EAT) | Startimes Uganda Premier League,

Startimes Stadium, Lugogo

KCCA FC and URA FC will lock horns in the Startimes Uganda Premier League at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo.

KCCA FC will encounter the tax collectors with a lot of confidence after the Champions stopped the unbeaten run for log leaders Vipers in a mouth-watering clash at Lugogo last Saturday.

The defending Champions now have 22 points from ten games and have won their last five games from which they have collected 15 points.

Gift Ali is likely to start against URA FC

KCCA FC has played 10 games, winning seven, drawing one and have lost twice this term.

The defending Champions have scored 17 goals and conceded nine times in the ten games played so far this season.

The visitors have scored ten times and conceded nine times in twelve games played so far.

The tax collectors were the only team last term that picked maximum points against KCCA FC at home in the league

Team News

Captain Charles Lukwago returns to lead the team against URA FC

Coach Mike Mutebi’s charges will be boosted by the return of captain Charles Lukwago, Allan Okello and Nicholas Kasozi who missed the last game because of engagement with the National team.

Captain Charles Lukwago is likely to start between the posts and Malyamungu who had a clean sheet against Vipers SC last game day could drop to the bench.

Jackson Nunda and Sadat Anaku are ruled out due to injury.

The duo joins Julius Poloto, Jurua Hassan and Sadam Juma who have been out due to injury for a long spell this term.

Nunda Jackson (R) is ruled out due to injury

Statistics

  1. In the last 18 games played between KCCA FC and URA FC, KCCA FC has won six times, URA FC has won seven times while both teams have shared spoils five times.
  2. KCCA has scored 27 times in the last 18 games against URA FC while the tax collectors have scored 23 times in the last 18 games against KCCA FC
  3. KCCA FC has collected 23 points in the last 18 games played against URA FC while the opponents have bagged 26 points in the last 18 games.
  4. In the last nine home fixtures, KCCA has won four times, shared spoils three times and lost twice.
Kasozi Nicholas has returned from National duty and is likely to make the game-day squad

Pre-match reactions

Mike Hillary Mutebi;

We are well prepared and i trust the lads will do all that it takes to win the game. We are playing catch up and we need to win to achieve our ambitions that we set at the begining of the season. URA were the only team that beat us at home. We have to be critical in how we counter the game. We are not under pressure but we have a responsibility to win our remaining games. We welcome the national team players and they too know they have to work their socks off to get into the starting team.


Mike Hillary Mutebi ahead of the Startimes Uganda Premier League game against URA FC
KCCA FC Manager Mike Hillary Mutebi during a pre-match conference at the StarTimes Stadium.

Allan Okello addressed the press ahead of Wednesday’s game and had this to say,

Allan Okello is likely to walk back into the team against URA FC

The team has been winning without us, the players that were away on National Team. We want to keep that momentum and keep winning games. We want to cover that gap that we have between us and those above us. It will be a tough one and we need to show we need it more than our opponents.

Allan Okello ahead of the Startimes Uganda Premier League game against URA FC