Azam Uganda Premier League
KCCA FC vs Bright Stars
Champions Stadium, Mwerere
KCCA FC will go into Saturday’s encounter away to Bright Stars aiming to keep their dreams of another league and cup double alive.
In the league, they seat second, five points behind leaders Vipers SC and are in the semi finals of the Uganda Cup.
The Kasasiro Boys who won the double last season, will be oozing with confidence after a historical 2-0 win over Egyptian giants Al Alhly last time out.
“We go into this game high in confidence after the win against Al Ahly on Tuesday, said KCCA assistant coach Morley Byekwaso.
“Away to Bright Star, it is entirely different because they play so compact and difficult to penetrate.
“All that side, we go eying maximum points because we are under some pressure being five points behind the leaders.
“Three points on Saturday means that we at now only two points behind them (Vipers) so we will only need to win our remaining games and see What happens.
About missing the trip of Julius Poloto, Mustapha Kiiza and Allan Okello who are all way with the Hippos team in Cameroon, Byekwaso had this to say.
“It is not the first time we are playing minus them because I National team.
“We went and won 1-0 in Jinja minus them and am confident we can do like wise on Saturday because we have the right players to fill in the gaps.
KCCA are expected to welcome back midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba who missed the last game with Injury.
His return is timely for the Kasasiro Boys as he slots into the team in Okello’s place.
For Bright Stars, they go into the fan with a chance of moving to fifth in the log as they seat only two points behind Kirinya JSS who occupy it (5th).
They will hope their captain Nelson Ssenkatuka who has scored a league high 15 goals this season can continue his good goal scoring form that saw him bag two last time out.
KCCA has never lost a league game to Bright Stars in the top flight.
In that period, Mike Mutebi’s charges have won seven of the nine fixtures between the two side, drawing the other two.
Bright Stars has lost both of their last two games at home to KCCA by a score line of 2-1. When the two met at the start of the season, the two draw 0-0 at Lugogo.
Bright Stars go into the game having not lost a single game in any of their last six games in all competitions (W3 D3).
For KCCA, they have lost two of their five games in all competitions (W3).
In the league, the kasasiro Boys have lost only one of their last 15 games (W9 D5).
Bright Stars go into the game having lost only one game at home all season (1-0 to Maroons), winning six and drawing the other seven.
For KCCA, they have won only four of their 13 away games all season (D6 L3).