Match Preview | KCCA to visit Kyetume – UPL

Tuesday 9th March 2021

KYETUME FC vs KCCA FC| 4: 00 pm (EAT) 

FUFA Technical Center – Njeru

Startimes Uganda Premier League

KCCA FC will visit Kyetume FC at FUFA Techinical Center, Njeru in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League in match day 13.

KCCA picked three points from their last league game against UPDF FC while Kyetume FC lost 0-1 to Express FC at Njeru.

It will be the third time both clubs face each other in the league. In 2019/20 both sides met twice and KCCA FC won at both occasions.

Achai Herbert (R) takes on his opponent in the game against BUL FC

KCCA FC go into match day 13 with 23 points from 12 games.

Hosts Kyetume FC have won twice this term, sharing spoils 5 times and losing as many times.

KCCA FC know a win against Kyetume FC in the league will get the club further on the table log and boost the confidence of the side ahead of the final fixtures of the first round against Police FC and Vipers SC.

Gift Ali battles with a Kyetume FC player in the league last season

Statistics

  1. KCCA FC has played 12 games, won 7, drawn 2 and lost 3. The club has scored 36 goals and conceded 10 times with a goal difference of +26.
  2. Kyetume FC has played 12 games won twice, lost 5 and has shared spoils as many times. They have scored 13 goals and conceded 20 times. They have a goal difference of +7.
  3. KCCA FC and Kyetume FC have met twice in the Uganda Premier League. KCCA FC has won at both occasions. 5-2 and 2-0 in 2019/20 season.

TEAM NEWS

Largely the side that faced UPDF FC will travel to Njeru for the game against Kyetume FC.

Fillbert Obenchan (L) is ruled out for at least three weeks

Defender Fillbert Obenchan is ruled out after that head injury he picked up against UPDF FC. He is expected back after three weeks at the least

Forwards Lwanga Charles and Sadat Anaku will be hoping they can earn another start together. The pair scored four goals in the game against UPDF FC. Lwanga has scored 7 goals in the last 7 games while Anaku has scored 5 goals in the last 3 games for the club.

This game comes a little early for Julius Poloto and John Revita who are still recovering from injuries. The pair are undergoing rehabilitation.

Kato Samuel is expected to step in and fill the void in defense after Obenchan’s injury

Juma Balinya and Mazengo Stefano Loro are ruled out injured. The pair picked up injuries in the game against Wakiso Giants in late February.

Kato Samuel and Dennis Iguma are the available options the Gaffer could pick from to provide cover at the right back position in Fillbert Obenchan’s absence.

SQUAD AVAILABLE

Matovu, Mwirusi, Lukwago, Aliro, Iguma, Kato, Magambo, Kalanzi, Achai, Musana, Mugume, Gift Ali, Kigozi, Keziron, Anukani, Aheebwa, Lwanga, Anaku

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

Mike Mutebi

We shall continue playing the way we have been playing. Scoring goals. The lads are more confident. We are not going to worry about our opponents but rather keep playing our game.

I am happy with the scoring options at the club. Lwanga and Anaku are scoring. Lwanga has 7 goals in 7 games and Anaku 5 goals in 3 games. The numbers are good. Aheebwa who is on 7 goals has had a bad run but we are hopeful and patient with him that he will get back his scoring touch soon.

Mike Mutebi on the league game against Kyetume FC