Tuesday 4th February 2020
KCCA FC vs Maroons FC| 4: 00 pm (EAT) | Startimes Uganda Premier League
STARTIMES STADIUM, LUGOGO
KCCA FC will host 10th placed Maroons at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo in-game day 21 of the league this term.
KCCA were 3-1 winners against the prison side in the reverse fixture held at Luzira grounds.
The visitors have picked up only one win in the second round and won twice so far on the road this term.
In the last seven matches played between both clubs, KCCA has picked up five wins and shared spoils twice. Maroons has not won against KCCA FC in the last seven matches.
KCCA FC’s previous league game produced a huge setback when midfielder Julius Poloto and defender John Revita limped off injured. The extent of their absence is not known as yet but it is certain they will not feature against the prison side.
Revita’s absence means Kato, Obenchan or Magambo will start at the heart of the defense against Maroons FC.
Mike Mutebi’s side is faced with a huge injury dilemma at the club. With Anaku, Muzamiru, Revita, Poloto, Nunda, Jurua and Odumegwu injured, Ssenyonjo without a league license, the Gaffer’s firepower upfront could be short of spark.
Moses Aliro is likely to feature upfront in a three-man attack alongside Mike Mutyaba and Erisa Sekisambu. The pint-sized man was fielded as a rightwinger and had a fine outing against the tax collectors.
Magambo Peter will make his fifth start on the bounce alongside Kato or Obenchan in the presence of John Revita
The defending Champions have scored the most goals this term, 38 and conceded 19 times in the twenty games played so far this season and also boast of the best goal difference at 19+
With 10 games to the end of the league, KCCA FC can not afford to drop points especially at home against Maroons FC a side the Champions have bossed in the previous seven fixtures.
Keziron Kizito, Eric Ssenjobe, and Simon Serunkuma are back training with the team and could feature in the game against Maroons FC
Sekisambu, Mike, and Aliro will be tasked to hunt for goals against the prison side.
Poloto’s injury could instigate a start for Sadam Juma, Steven Sserwadda or Keziron Kizito in midfield.
Achai Herbert and Gift Ali are likely to complete the midfield combination against Maroons.
Sam Ssenyonjo is likely not to feature because of licensing issues.
Jurua Hassan, Kasozi Nicholas, John Odumegwu, Muzamiru Mutyaba, John Revita, and Julius Poloto are ruled out due to injury. Jackson Nunda is still undertaking rehabilitation that he commenced on Tuesday 7th January.
Sadam Juma, Steven Sserwadda and Opio Sunday have stepped up their recovery from injuries and are back training with the first team.
Malyamungu, Lukwago, Obenchan, Aliro, Magambo, Kizza, Achai, Musa, Musana, Kato, Ssenjobe, Gift, Sadam, Keziron, Sserunkuma, Kafumbe, Mike Mutyaba, Ssekisambu, Opio
- KCCA FC has collected 26 points from the last 11 games played against Maroons FC, while Maroons have collected 5 points from the last 11 games played against KCCA FC.
- Maroons have won once against KCCA FC in 11 games while KCCA FC has won 8 out of 11 games played against Maroons FC.
- KCCA FC averages 1.90 goals scored per match. 2.20 at home and 1.60 away from home. Maroons FC averages 1.2 goals scored per match. An average of 1.18 goals at home and 1.22 away.
- KCCA FC has scored 18 goals in 11 games played against Maroons FC, while the prison side has managed five against the Champions in the same number of games.
In the pre-match presser, Manager Mike Mutebi had this to say;
We have prepared well ahead of the game against Maroons despite our injury issues.
Kasozi, Revita and Poloto have joined the long injury list.
Sadam, Keziron, Senjobe, Sserwadda and Serunkuma are back. We have to see how we can accomodate them in the team.
We can not afford to make the mistakes we made against URA. We have tried to correct mistakes from the past game and we have to go again.
A league is a marathon not a sprint. We still have 10 games to fight for it and we shall give our very best in the remaining games.Mike Mutebi on the league game against Maroons FC