Match Preview | KCCA visits Mbarara City | SUPL

Tuesday 26th November 2019

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

Kakyeka Stadium

KCCA FC visits Mbarara City in search of the club’s maiden win against the Ankole Lions in the Startimes Uganda Premier League at Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara.

KCCA FC has three games to play in the first round and this is so because of the heavy involvement of some players on the National team that led to the rescheduling of matches.

The defending Champions now have 26 points from twelve games and have won six of their last seven games from which they have collected 19 points.

KCCA FC has played 12 games, winning eight, drawing twice and have lost twice this term.

Pre Mbarara City FC training

The defending Champions have scored 23 goals and conceded twelve times in the twelve games played so far this season.

The hosts have scored sixteen times and conceded eighteen times in fourteen games played so far.

Team News

Teenager Sam Ssenyonjo is likely to retain a place in the starting line up after his impressive debut game against Kyetume FC in which he scored.

Simon Serunkuma has made the game-day squad for the first time since the CAF Confederation Cup game away against Paradou A.C in Algeria.

Allan Okello, Kasozi Nicholas and Mustafa Kizza did not travel with the team because of a nagging knee injury, sickness, and fatigue respectively.

Allan Okello and Mustafa Kizza will miss the game against Mbarara City

Jackson Nunda, Jurua Hassan, Sadam Juma, and Sadat Anaku are ruled out due to injury.

Statistics

  1. KCCA FC and Mbarara City have met four times in the league. None of the teams has ever won a game in this fixture and have shared spoils four times and recorded a goal apiece.
  2. KCCA FC has scored 23 goals this term. 16 of those goals have come at home while 7 have been scored away
  3. KCCA FC has never scored a goal against Mbarara City FC at Kakyeka Stadium.
  4. KCCA FC lies fourth on the log with 26 points in 12 games and could shift to second place if they win against the Ankole Lions
KCCA FC players take part in a training session before the tie against Mbarara City FC

Assistant Manager Morley Byekwaso had this to say about the game against Mbarara City FC in the pre-match press conference

We are facing a very difficult side at home. A side that we have never won against. The previous game against Mbarara at home we were close to getting maximum points but we did nnot. We have since tried to correct the mistakes and we are confident we can pick a positive result against them today. It is unfortunate that we shall not have Okello, Kasozi and Kizza because of injuries and sickness but we trust the players available to get the job done.

Morely Byekwaso on Mbarara City vs KCCA FC
Morley Byekwaso (R) giving instructions to Allan Okello

Teenager Sam Ssenyonjo had this to say ahead of his second game for the club

I was delighted to score on my debut. I was honestly overwhelmed to be on the score sheet. The coaches and players congratulated me and this gave me confidence. I want to score more goals and i have also been advised on where i have to improve. I can not wait to go again.

Teenager Sam Ssenyonjo on Mbarara City vs KCCA FC
Sam Ssenyonjo will lead the hunt for goals against Mbarara City FC