KCCA FC and Vipers SC will face off in the final of the Pilsner Super 8 final at Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku on Sunday 25th August at 4pm.
KCCA FC were the inaugural winners of the tournament last year, beating Onduparaka FC 2-0 in last year’s final held at Wankulukuku stadium.
This edition is Vipers SC’s first shot in the tournament. The league runners up did not participate in last year’s edition and will be hoping they can stop the inaugural winners.
Fresh from a continental win, KCCA FC is likely to field players that did not have a run out against African Stars FC on Friday since the final will be played 48 hours from the last time KCCA were playing competitive game.
The Kasasiro boys returned to a light training session on Saturday 24th August that was majorly a recovery session especially for the players that were fielded on Friday in the CAF Champions League game.
Players like John Revita, Simon Serunkuma, Jamil Malyamungu, Eric Senjobe, Musana Hassan were not used against African Stars in the CAF game and could start against Vipers on Sunday.
Kasozi Nicholas, Jackson Nunda and Fillbert Obenchan were used substitutes against African Stars in the CAF game but have the steam to play in the final.
The rest of the players especially those that started the CAF match are likely to be managed depending on ones recovery levels
There is a possibility of fielding a few academy players like Nicholas Luzige, and Odong who have been training with the first team in the past week.
KCCA FC have won the last two finals they have played against Vipers SC. The first being a 1-0 win in the Uganda Cup final in 2018 held in Bukedea and the other a penalty shoot out win in the Super Cup at the start of the 2018/19 Uganda Premier League season.
In the last 9 games played between both teams, KCCA FC have won 3, drawn 3 and Vipers have won 3.
There is an anticipation for a game marred with margins and the magnitude of the tie promises a crunching encounter ahead of the Startimes Uganda Premier League season that is bound to start a week later.
In the build up to the game, the Gaffer Mike Mutebi spoke with www.kccafc.co.ug and said
Mike Mutebi on Pilsner Super 8 final.
We want to win this game and get to two Pilsner Super 8 cups. We want to retain the cup. It is in our DNA to win. We hope to have recovered well from Friday’s CAF game so that we produce a thrilling game for our fans to enjoy. Matches against Vipers always have a lot of buzz and anticipation and we want to live up to this kind of magnitude. We are likely to have a few new faces that did not play on Friday and hopefully they can get the job done.
KCCA FC will be without Julius Poloto, Sadam Juma and Jurua Hassan who are still recovering from injury. New signing Erisa Sekisambu will have to undergo a late fitness test to confirm his participation in the tie against his former employers.