StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Tuesday 13th April, 2021
URA FC vs KCCA FC| 4: 00 pm (EAT)
Arena of Visions, Ndejje
KCCA FC visit URA FC at Arena of Vision, Ndejje in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
Both sides KCCA and URA will be playing their second game in three and four days respectively.
KCCA FC played on Saturday against Nyamityobora while URA FC played on Friday against Mbarara City FC in Uganda Cup in Mbarara.
KCCA FC lie fourth on the Uganda Premier League log with 30 points from 16 games while URA FC are joint top with Vipers on 36 points.
Six points separate both sides. A win for KCCA FC gets the 13 times league Champions to 33 points, just three off the tax collectors.
KCCA FC go into match day 17 with 30 points from 16 games.
Hosts URA FC were 2-1 winners against KCCA FC in the first round at MTN-Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.
KCCA FC have not won against the tax collectors in the last four games.
The current CECAFA Clubs Champions have won one and lost three against the tax men.
The last win for KCCA FC against URA came on 8th January 2019 at Namboole. Timothy Awany scored the lone goal for KCCA FC in a 1-0 win.
- KCCA FC has played 16 games, won 9, drawn 4 and lost 3. The club has scored 41 goals and conceded 12 times with a goal difference of +29.
- URA FC has played 16 games won eleven, lost 2 and has shared spoils thrice. They have scored 25 goals and conceded 12 times. They have a goal difference of +13.
- In the last 21 games between KCCA FC and URA FC. KCCA FC has won 6, shared spoils 6 times and lost 9 times.
Morley Byekwaso will be taking charge of the team for the fourth time during his period as interim Manager. Morley has won his first three games while in charge of the first team.
Musa Ramathan and Stefano Mazengo are back from injury lay offs and are available for selection.
Forwards Sam Ssenyonjo, Lwanga Charles and Sadat Anaku are all available for selection. Ssenyonjo has scored 6 goals in all competitions this season. Lwanga has scored 9 goals in the last 13 games for KCCA FC. while Anaku has scored 7 goals in the last 9 games for the club.
Brian Aheebwa, Juma Balinya, Gift Ali, and John Revita are ruled out due to injuries.
Teenagers Dominic Ayella and Joseph Kafumbe are away for school.
This game comes a little early for Brian Aheebwa, Juma Balinya, Gift Ali, and John Revita. The quartet stepped up their rehabilitation and should be back to full training soon.
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In the pre-match presser, Manager Morley Byekwaso had this to say;
We want to maintain our rhythm and that means winning games.
We shall go to Ndejje knowing the threat our opponents pose to us. They are joint top on the league table and have been playing well.
We have not won against them in the last four league games and we need to get our act together to pick maximum points against them.
We are boosted by the return of Musa Ramathan and Mazengo Stefano. This gives us plenty of options.Morley Byekwaso on the league game against URA FC