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Super Cup: Wounded KCCA FC eyes redemption against Proline

KCCA FC lost to Vipers in the Super 8 this past Sunday. (PHOTOS/File)

FUFA Super Cup 2019
KCCA FC vs Proline FC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Wednesday, 28-08-2019 @3:30pm

LUGOGO – KCCA FC will be hoping to bounce back from Sunday’s defeat against Vipers SC when they take on Proline in the Super Cup.

The Kasasiros lost 2-0 to the Venoms in the Super 8 final played at Wankulukuku, denying them a chance to win three trophies before the season starts.

Having secured the CECAFA Kagame Cup in July, KCCA FC were eyeing similar outcomes in the Super 8 and Super Cup but that would not be.

However, they have a chance of making it two out of three when they take on a Proline side full of confidence.

Proline earned their ticket for this game after winning the Uganda Cup last season, becoming the first none top-flight side to do so in the competitions history.

Proline are the current Uganda Cup holders.

After that achievement, they have gone on to take part in their maiden CECAFA Kagame and despite not making it out of the group, it was much needed experience and exposure for them.

Lately, they have also beaten the odds as they eliminated Malawi’s Master Securities from the CAF Confederations Cup, their first ever appearance in the competition.

With the Kasasiros also having progressed to the next round in the Champions League, this promises to be an intriguing contest.

What the managers are saying

Mike Mutebi, KCCA FC

“We are glad that we will be facing a side (Proline) that loves to play football.

“They are the Cup holders and are in the Confederations cup which is not a mistake by any means.

“I am anticipating a good game of football and hopefully by the end of it, everyone goes home with plenty to talk about.

Matia Lule, Proline FC

“KCCA FC are coming off a loss in the Super 8 and will be eager to win again.

“We will not take them for granted because of that loss and we will be hoping to defeat them and win another trophy.

Team news

KCCA FC are expected to still be without the injured Julius Poloto. Poloto has been out for a while and is currently under going rehabilitation. Mutebi is also expected to make several changes in an attempt to freshen up his squad which will be playing their 3rd game in five days. Captain Charles Lukwago is tipped to start in goal, ahead of Jamil Malyamungu who featured in the Super 8 final loss to Vipers.

For Proline, they will be without the duo of goalkeeper Hassan Matovu and defender Bernard Muwanga. Both of them are on-loan from KCCA FC and ineligible for the match. Lule is also expected to ring the changes with the league starting this weekend and continental football just around the corner.

Match Facts

The two last faced off in the 2017/18 season, the same campaign that saw Proline relegated back to the Big League.

In that particular meeting, KCCA defeated Proline 2-0, getting revenge for their 2-1 earlier loss in the season.

Proline and KCCA FC have drawn only two of their last eight meetings with the later winning four of them. The two draws between them came in the 2012/13 season.

KCCA FC have scored at least a goal in each of their last five games against Proline, racking up 12 goals in the process.

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