FOOTBALL–KCCA will hope to return to winning ways today as they take on eternal rivals SC Villa in Masaka.
The defending champions who are still the only unbeaten team left in the league have had an inconsistent start to their title defence and in the process played a frustrating 0-0 at home to Bright Stars in their last game.
The Kasasiro boys have won three and drawn three in their first six games without registering any back-to-back win since the start of the season.
The task ahead of them cannot get any bigger than going away to 16 time record league champions SC Villa who have never lost a game in Masaka.
The news that FUFA Mens’ plate of the year 2017 contender Muzamir Mutyaba is back from injury is a minor boost for KCCA.
Mutyaba has missed the last two league games due to injury he sustained while playing for Uganda against Ghana at the start of this month.
“When you have a player like Mutyaba coming back into your team, you have got to be happy,” said KCCA FC manager Mike Mutebi.
Mutyaba will be joined by striker Derrick Nsibambi who has also been out for two games due to malaria.
Speaking about SC Villa and the challenge that his team are set to face, Mike Mutebi was quick to acknowledge the strength of SC Villa.
“Villa is one of those clubs that have a good history against us and despite the fact that they have taken a while minus winning the league, they are always not far away,” Mutebi said.
“All I pray is that the players don’t get intimidated like it has always been in the past,” he added.
Only a point separates the two sides with KCCA in fifth position having 10 points and Villa on nine in seventh spot.
SC Villa are winless in any of their last 10 games against KCCA in the league, (L5 D5).
Their last league victory against the Kasasiro boys dates back March 12 in a 2-0 at home.
The Jogos, however, are on a 20-game unbeaten run at home and have not lost a game since they started hosting their games in Masala. Their last home defeat was a 2-1 loss to KCCA in May 2016.
SC Villa are currently on a five-match winning streak at home scoring six and conceding none in the process.
KCCA them selves have not been fairing had u the road having not lost in any of their last 9 trips, (W5 D4).
Their last loss on the road game against URA towards the end I last season.
Yesterday BUL defeated Express 1-0 at Kakindu to move 11th while Express slumped further down to 13th.
Todays’ other games
Onduparaka vs Vipers @Betway GreenLight stadium, Arua. 4pm.
Proline FC vs UPDF FC @StarTimes stadium, Lugogo. 4pm