Match Preview | KCCA FC visits Wakiso – UPL

Tuesday 23rd February 2021

Wakiso Giants FC vs KCCA FC| 4: 00 pm (EAT) 

Kabaka Kyabaggu Sports Stadium, Wakiso

Startimes Uganda Premier League

KCCA FC will visit Wakiso Giants FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League in match day 9 at Wakiso.

KCCA won their last league game obliterating new side MYDA FC while Wakiso Giants shared spoils with URA FC in Ndejje.

In this fixture last season, KCCA FC were 1-0 winners over Wakiso Giants at MTN-Omondi Stadium, Lugogo. Allan Okello’s goal inside five minutes was all the 13 times Champions needed to grab three points.

Both teams did not get to face each other for the reverse fixture because of the COVID19 pandemic that led to suspension of the league.

Keziron Kizito

KCCA FC go into match day eight with 13 points from 8 games.

Hosts Wakiso FC are unbeaten in the league this season. In the eight league games played so far, they have picked up one win and shared spoils seven times.

KCCA FC know a win against Wakiso Giants away in the league will boost the confidence of the side ahead of the fixtures ahead against Kitara and Busoga.

Wakiso’s Bukenya Lawrence and Tom Masiko are among the former KCCA FC players that could face former employers KCCA FC at Wakissha.

Statistics

  1. KCCA FC has faced Wakiso Giants twice in history. Once in the Super 8 and the other time in the Uganda Premier League
  2. KCCA FC has scored a total of three goals in the two games played against Wakiso Giants. 2-0 in the Super 8 and 1-0 in the Uganda Premier League.
  3. Wakiso Giants have never scored a goal against KCCA FC. They have lost 2-0 (Super 8) and 1-0 (UPL).
Achai Herbert

TEAM NEWS

Lwanga Charles and Aheebwa Brian will lead the line against Wakiso Giants FC. Lwanga has scored 4 goals in 3 games while Aheebwa is yet to find the back of the net since the league game against URA in December 2020.

Charles Lwanga beats his marker in the game against MYDA FC

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

The game 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.

Peter Magambo

Anukani, Balinya, Keziron and Mugume are the options for midfield.

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

We are facing a side that has not lost a game in the league this season and are playing well.

We need to be on top of our game against them if we are to pick maximum points.

The game against MYDA gave the lads confidence and we shall pick on from that game and hopefully we use that as a stepping stone.

I am happy with my center forwards scoring. If we can get goals from midfielders like Anukani, Mugume and Keziron then we shall be unplayable given the chances we create.

Mike Mutebi on the league game against Wakiso Giants FC