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Ndejje stand in path of KCCA’s 13th League title

KCCA FC only require a point to win the League. (file photo)

StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Ndejje University vs KCCA FC
Arena of Visions, Bombo
Tuesday, 23-04-2019 @4:30pm

BOMBO – At the start of the season, the general consensus tipped KCCA FC to bounce back from last year’s disappointment and win a 13th League title this campaign.

Last year, KCCA narrowly missed out on a third consecutive league crown, relinquishing the title on the last day of the season as they were held to a 2-2 draw away to Police, handing it to Vipers who defeated UPDF FC on the same day.

Three games to the end of this season, the Kasasiros are in poll position to doing sealing the League crown.

Not that they have blown away everyone during the course of the campaign, no. This is the case as the chasing pack led by Vipers have performed far below their strengths.

At the first kick of a ball on Match-Day 28, KCCA hold a 9 point advantage and just a point will see them crowned champions for a 13th time, the third in four years.

However, Tuesday’s game is not one that will be any easy for Mike Mutebi’s side as their opponents Ndejje University are fighting for their lives, at the wrong side of the table.

Ndejje are currently occupying 14th, the last of the three relegation spots.

Their 25 points accumulated so far means that they start the day just three points behind SC Villa who occupy 13th.

Ndejje University are only three points away from safety. (file photo)

The draw earned against the Jogoos last week gave the University side more hope in their attempts to fend off the drop and if they can somehow avoid defeat against the champions to be, may be it will be the result that inspires them on.

What they are saying ahead of the game

Mike Mutebi, KCCA FC head coach

“We are nearly there but we know we are not net there.

“After a trying season, we have a chance to win it in Ndejje.

“We are expecting a tough encounter but i am confident we can get the job done because we have better players as compared to our opponents.

“Ndejje are playing every game as a final and i expect them to try and bring the game to us.

Raymond Komakech, Ndejje University head coach

“This is one of the threw finals that we are left with this season.

“After the draw away to Villa, the mood in the camp is good and i expect the boys to go all out for three points, at home.

“KCCA are the best team in the country and the table sums it all up but we are not scared of them.

Team News

KCCA are still without the injured trio of Mike Mutyaba, Julius Poloto and Muwadda Mawejje. They are all expected to be out until the end of the season.

Match Facts:

This will be the second encounter between the two sides in the top flight as Ndejje only attained promotion to the top tier last year.

In the first meeting between the two sides, KCCA defeated Ndejje University 3-1 at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo back in December.

Ndejje head into the game without a loss in their last five league games (W2 D3). Their last loss was 3-0 defeat away to Bright Stars at the start of last month.

At home, the University side have lost only one of their last 5 League games (W3 D1). The only loss in that period came in the period came in the 1-0 defeat to Express on February 26th.

For KCCA, they have lost only one of their last 16 League games (W10 D5). The only loss in that period came against URA in a 2-1 defeat on February 26th.

Away from home, the Kasasiros are unbeaten in any of their last 8 fixtures (W4 D4).

The other League games on Tuesday:

-Police FC vs Vipers SC @4pm
-Maroons FC vs SC Villa @4:30pm
-Nyamityobora FC vs Tooro United FC @4:30pm

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