MATCH PREVIEW | KCCA host Tooro | SUPL

Friday 17th January 2020

KCCA FC vs TOORO UNITED FC| 4: 30 pm (EAT) | Startimes Uganda Premier League

STARTIMES STADIUM, LUGOGO

KCCA FC will visit 15th placed Tooro United FC in-game day 18 of the second round of the Startimes Uganda Premier League at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo

Sadat Anaku is doubtful to feature against Tooro United FC

Tooro were 1-0 winners against KCCA FC in the first round. The Fort Portal based team left it late to grab a win against the defending Champions.

Tooro will be playing their second game in the second round having had a walk over a handed to their opponents Onduparaka in-game day 16 when they failed to make the required numbers to play the game.

This will be the Champions’ second game at home in the second round and will hope they can bounce back from that midweek setback against Brightstars.

The fact is KCCA FC can not afford to drop any more points this term given that now there is a seven points gap between the Champions and leaders Vipers.

John Revita and Steven Sserwadda in training

The defending Champions have scored the most goals this term, 34 and conceded 17 times in the seventeen games played so far this season.

As much as the Champions have scored the most goals, that have let in 17 goals which should be a concern to coach Mike Mutebi and his technical team.

The visitors Tooro lie 15th on the log with 15 points and a goal difference of -17. The visitors’s camp has been marred with issues lately and surely would not fancy a visit to a wounded KCCA team that has a pending debt to pay.

Team News

Musana Hassan is available for selection against Tooro United

Teenager Opio Sunday is up for selection after overcoming league licensing issues and making his cameo against Brightstars FC

KCCA’s goalscorer against Brightstars, Muzamiru Mutyaba is doubtful to feature after picking up a shoulder injury in the previous game

Skipper Charles Lukwago is also doubtful after missing the previous game due to illness.

Julius Poloto, Sadat Anaku, and Sam Ssenyonjo still have licensing issues to sort and are doubtful for the game against Tooro United

Skipper Lukwago Charles is doubtful to feature against Tooro United

Reigning male player of the year Allan Okello, Kizza Mustafa, Jurua Hassan (knee) is ruled out due to injury together with Sadam Juma and Jackson Nunda who stepped up their rehabilitation on Tuesday 7th January.

Keziron Kizito and Simon Serunkuma are other players ruled out.

SQUAD AVAILABLE

Malyamungu, Obenchan, Magambo, Achai, Musana, Musana, Kato, Revita, Kasozi, Sserwadda, Gift, Opio Sunday, Kafumbe, Mike Mutyaba, Odumegwu, Ssekisambu,

Teenagers Steven Sserwadda and Joseph Kafumbe relax during a training break at Startimes Stadium

Statistics

  1. KCCA FC hast lost four times against Tooro United in the last 15 games. Won 8, drawn 3 times.
  2. KCCA FC has scored 24 goals against Tooro United in the last 15 games and conceded 12.
  3. KCCA FC has collected 27 points from 15 games played against Tooro United FC while the visitors have collected 15 points from 15 games against KCCA.
  4. KCCA FC has lost 4 times this season. All losses have been away from home. Tooro United FC has last 10 times this season. five times at home and five away.
  5. KCCA FC averages 2 goals scored per match. 2.33 at home and 1.62 away from home. Tooro United averages 0.65 goals scored per match. An average of 0.78 goals at home and 0.50 away.

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

KCCA FC Manager Mike Hillary Mutebi during a pre -match conference at the StarTimes Stadium .

We have to make a response. Truth is, we did not do well against Brightstars and we need to correct mistakes.

We shall use the same squad we used in the previous game because we are still faced with licensing issues.

Hopefully, the captain Lukwago is back from illness. Poloto, Anaku, Ssenyonjo are out because of licensing issues, atleast as of now.

Kizza, Okello are also not expected to feature. The rest of the squad is well and ready to go.

We lost the game in Fortportal and we have since worked on our errors. We hope to put up a better perfomance.

Mike Mutebi on the league game against Tooro United FC