Azam Uganda Premier League
KCCA FC vs Bul FC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
KCCA will host Bul FC knowing that anything less than a win would all but water down their chances of winning a third consecutive league title.
The Kasasiro Boys who have won the last two titles start the day in second, only two points behind leaders Vipers SC who host Express FC on the same day.
With only two games to play, Mike Mutebi and his boys know that they only need to win both games and pray Vipers falters somewhere and they (KCCA) would have won it as they hold a healthy advantage over the Venoms in terms of goal difference.
“Our main task is to win all our remaining matches, said Mike Mutebi.
“I have always saidn that this league title will be won on the last day and am optimistic it’s what going to happen.
“We are not under any pressure because we are in the chasing pack but we still have to keep the momentum going and wait for any mistakes by the leaders.
“We are lucky that we have a couple of players returning and you can be sure that there is a lot of changes especially at the back because i was not impressed by that department in our last game away to Bul.
Asked about Julua Hassan, who played his first game for the club in the last game, Mutebi had this to say.
“He is going to start against Bul.
“Like i have always said, the only way to grow these kids is by testing them in such game.
“I have always been looking for that holding midfielder who can set the rhythm for the team and i think the boy can do exactly that.
Bul FC pretty much have nothing to play for at this moment as they seat in a comfortable 9th spot on the table, seven points away from relegation.
BUL’s striker Hamis Tibita who also travelled with the Uganda U-20 team returns to boost the Jinja based club attacking force alongside Jean Pierre Muhindo and Timothy Douglas Owori.
It will take a dice throw to determine who starts in the BUL goal between Geofrey Angoya Atieki, Paul Mujampwani and the returning Hannington Ssebwalunyo.
Head to Head;
Bul has won only one of their six visits to Lugogo in the top flight, losing losing three and drawing the other. The victory came by way of a 1-0 scorel ine in March 2016.
KCCA FC go into the tie having won all of their last three encounters with Kefa Kisala’s side, scoring at least two or more goals in each of the games.
Having won the first game 3-1 at Kikindu, the Kasasiro Boys will be aiming for a second league double over Bul, first achieving it last season which also included a 2-0 victory for KCCA in the reverse fixture.
KCCA have won four of their last five games in all competitions (D0 L1). The loss came in their CAF Champions League fixture away to Township Rollers at the start of the month.
Mike Mutebi’s side has lost only one of their last 16 league matches (W10 D5). The only game that they did not collect at least a point in that period was the 3-2 loss to leaders Vipers at Kitende.
At home, KCCA have not lost any of their 14 league games all season, winning 11 and drawing the other three.
KCCA have won all three of their matches against Jinja based opposition this season, scoring nine goals and conceding only two.
They are also the league top scorers having scored 50 goals this season with 32 of them coming at home.
Bul FC lost their last game 2-1 at home to Bright Stars; it was the fourth loss that Kisala’s men have suffered in the last eight games (W2 L2).
Away from home, they have drawn one of their 13 league games this season (W3 L9) and have scored a league joint third low (8).
Against the top three, Bul has lost three of its four games, only managing a draw at home to Vipers last month.
Tuesday’s other league game:
-Vipers SC vs Express FC @St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende 04:00pm