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KCCA hope to consolidate top spot when Ndejje rolls into Lugogo

KCCA FC are three points clear atop the league standings (file)

StarTimes Uganda Premier League

KCCA FC vs Ndejje University

StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo

Saturday, 08-12-2018 @04:00pm

LUGOGO – KCCA FC will be hoping to strengthen their grip onto top spot of the SUPL on Saturday afternoon when they host Ndejje University at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.

The Kasasiro Boys start the day three points clear of the chasing pack and know a win will ensure they are still top after Match-Day 10, regardless of the other results.

Despite coming up against a side that has lost six games already in the season, KCCA FC head coach-Mike Mutebi assured that his side will take the game seriously.

“We are taking the game seriously, said Mutebi ahead of the game.

“It is a precursor for our continental game and we know a win will boost our confidence and belief, so we will take them (Ndejje) seriously and try to win beautifully.

KCCA FC are boosted by the return to full fitness of several key players. Saddam Juma, Muzamir Mutyaba and Gift Ali have all shaken off injury and are expected to feature so Mutebi will have a full strength squad to choose from on Saturday.

For Ndejje University, all is not well at the moment following head coach, Raymond Komakech’s attack on fans in their last game. The tactician attacked a section of fans who hurled insults at him during the 0-0 draw at home to Kirinya JSS but reports indicate that the situation was sorted by both parties after the game.

The University side currently occupy the last relegation spot on the table with 7 points from their first 9 games but if they van somehow grind out a result away to KCCA, it will be a huge boost and possibly kick start their season.

Match Facts:

This will be the first top-flight meeting between the two sides.

KCCA FC’s only meeting against a newly promoted side this season saw the Kasasiro School Nyamityobora 6-1 at Lugogo.

KCCA are currently unbeaten in their last 14 league games (W10 D4). The last time they lost a league games was in the 3-2 loss away to Vipers on 27-04-2018.

At home, the Kasasiros have been formidable, not losing in any of their last 23 games at Lugogo (W18 D5). The last visitors to walk away from Lugogo with three points was Vipers who managed the fate on 25-04-2017.

For Ndejje, they come into the game having won only two of their 9 games this season (D1 L6). The two win were 1-0s at home to Paidah and Mbarara.

Away from home, Komakech’s side are yet to pick up a point, losing all of their four fixtures and conceding 9 goals in the process.

The other games of Saturday (all at 4pm):

-Onduparaka FC vs Paidah Black Angels

-Kirinya JSS vs Express FC

-Bright Stars vs Bul FC

-Mbarara City vs URA FC

-Tooro United vs Nyamityobora FC

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