Azam Uganda Premier League
KCCA FC vs Proline FC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Tuesday, 08-05-2018 @04:00pm
Title chasing KCCA FC will host relegation threatened Proline at the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo in a match that is viewed as one involving two brotherly clubs.
The two teams share a special affection for one another and both play their home games at the same stadium.
Despite the love affair between them, Tuesday’s game is significant for both clubs as KCCA are chasing for a third successive league title while Proline need points that will enable them stay in the league.
At the start of the day, KCCA FC seat third on the 16 team table, seven points behind leaders Vipers SC with four games to play and Proline have accumulated 27 points from as many games seating only a point away from safety.
“We prepared very well for Tuesday’s game with a brilliant performance away to Township Rollers in the Champions League, said Mike Mutebi.
“We may not have won the game but such a performance gives you loads of confidence going into a league game and i hope we can replicate it against Proline.
“We are coming up against our brothers and it is a pity that we have both been mistreated lately by the officiating.
“We are two teams who usually don’t complain about anything and just love to play our football fair and square but sometimes it is too much for us.
On the importance of match officials going into such a defining part of the season, Mutebi had this to say.
“The officials needs to do their job the way they are supposed to.
“We don’t need to be favoured in any way because if you don’t win fairly, you are poised to suffer once you go to the continent because once there, no one is going to spoon feed you.
“It is such a pity that some of the games have been decided by match officials lately.
Both clubs have been left livid by the quality of referees in their last few games with Mike Mutebi openly critcizing the referee after his team’s 3-2 loss at Vipers and Proline’s coach Mujibu Kasule attacking the officials after his team’s 1-1 draw at Mbarara City.
On KCCA’s chances of winning the league:
“We are still very much in it.
“All we are supposed to do is win our games and don’t worry about what others do because we are not top of the league, Vipers is.
“We are still in three competitions and we will try as much as we can to win as many games as possible.
KCCA will welcome back goalkeeper Charles Lukwago who has missed the last two games due to suspension.
The Kasasiro Boys will also be with the services of Ibrahim Saddam Juma and Muzamir Mutyaba after both midfielders recovered from respective injuries that have seen them miss several games.
Head to Head.
Both teams use the StarTimes stadium to host their home games and it has been the case for the last two seasons, this one inclusive.
The first game ended in a 2-1 win for Proline FC, their only victory in the last four games against KCCA (D0 L3).
Proline have never triumphed in this fixture as the away side (D1 L3).
KCCA has failed to score on only two occasions against Proline in the 11 times they have met in the league.
KCCA go into the game in poor form, losing two of their last three games in all competitions. The other games saw them win 2-1 away to relegation threatened Express.
The Kasasiro Boys have lost only one of their last 14 league games (W8 D5). The loss came at the hands of leaders SC Vipers.
At home, KCCA FC has not lost a single league game in any of the 13 that have played this season (W10 D3).
Against the bottom three, KCCA has won three, drawn one and lost one of the five games that have faced off with those sides.
Mujibu Kasule’s men go into the game on a run of three games without victory in all competitions (D1 L2).
In the league, Proline has won only two of their last 14 games (D4 L8).
Away from home, Mujibu’s side have won only one game all season (D6 L7). The win came away to Soana in a 3-1 victory late last month.
Against the top three, Proline has won only one of the four games it has faced off with them (D0 L3). The victory came against KCCA last November.