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KCCA out to consolidate top spot in StarTimes Uganda Premier League

The defeated Nyamityobora 6-1 in their last game (File Photo)

StarTimes Uganda Premier League 

Maroons FC vs KCCA FC

Luzira Prisons Grounds, Luzira

Saturday, 01-12-2018 @04:00pm

LUZIRA – Fresh from a 6-1 drubbing of Nyamityobora, KCCA FC will turn their guns to Maroons when they visit the Prisons side in Luzira on Saturday afternoon.

The Kasasiro Boys are riding high on confidence, going into Saturday’s game top of the table and still unbeaten in the season. A win over Maroons will take KCCA to 21 points, three point ahead of second placed Vipers who will have played a game less.

Despite a few absentee, they still have a big squad which is full of quality, the same view shared by their Coach Mike Mutebi.

“We have the best squad in the league, said Mutebi in the Post-match press conference.

“We have a lot of potential and if they can realize it like they did against Nyamityobora, we can beat anyone.

Coming up against a Maroons side who play a similar brand of football like KCCA, Mutebi had this to say.

“Maroons is a good passing team and i personally love playing against such teams.

“All in all i am confident we have enough in us to win the game.

The Kasasiros will be welcoming back Nicholas Kasozi from a lengthy lay off and the midfielder is expected to make the Match-Day squad on Saturday. However, they will still be without the injured, Muzamir Mutyaba, Filbert Obenchan, Gift Ali and Bernard Muwanga.

Maroons have a few KCCA former players in their ranks including Herman Wasswa who the team will look at for inspiration.

The Prison side are currently desperate for points as they are currently only goals away from relegation. This season, the have only won a single game.

Match Facts.

This will be the 9th meeting between KCCA and Maroons since 2010.

In the other eight games during that period, KCCA has won five and lost only one game whilst drawing the other two.

The two draws in that period all came last season with the sides drawing 0-0 home and away.

Going back to the back end of last season, Maroons head into Saturday’s game having won only one of their last 18 league games (D10 L7). The victory came in the 2-1 defeat of Onduparaka at the start on last month.

At home, they have also been in wanting form, winning only one of their last 11 games (D6 L4).

For KCCA, they are in scintillating form, losing only one of their last 26 league games (W16 D8).

Away from home, they have lost only one of their last 12 (W5 D6).

The other games on Saturday:

-Express FC vs Onduparaka FC – Betway Mutessa II Stadium @04:00pm

-Paidah Black Angels vs Bright Stars – Green Light Stadium, Arua – 04:00pm

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