StarTimes Uganda Premier League
KCCA FC vs Maroons FC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
LUGOGO – After winning the League with two games to spare, KCCA FC will finally be handed their title on Saturday afternoon when they host Maroons at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
For any other team, this could have been a formality game but not for KCCA as they target winning it and finishing with their best points tally since Mike Mutebi came in as head coach.
“When you look at the stats, this may yet be the best season we have had, said Mutebi after his side were declared champions following a 1-1 draw at Ndejje last week.
“We have scored more goals and if we win the remaining games, we will win it with a record tally.
“So going into the last games, our target is to win both of them.
Going into the game, the Kasasiros will still be without the injured trio of Julius Poloto, Mike Mutyaba and Muwadda Mawejje. Mutebi is once again expected to rotate his squad and hand minutes to the like of Jamal Malyamungu, Sadat Anaku and Bernard Muwnga.
For Maroons, they can take a breather at the moment after spending the last month or two with relegation concerns.
The Prisons’ side secured their top tier status in the last game and will go into this one wanting to just finish on a high.
In the past, they have caused KCCA issues as they have lost only one of their last three encounters with the Kasasiro. Bearing that in the mind, Maroons will indeed provide KCCA with a match worthy of coronation.
This will be the 10th encounter between the two sides since October 2010.
In the past 9, KCCA have triumphed on six occasions with Maroons winning only once and the other two ending in draws.
Last season, KCCA failed to overcome Maroons in both of their two games, which ended 0-0.
In their first encounter this campaign. the Kasasiros defeated Maroons 1-0 at Luzira.
KCCA enter into the game unbeaten in their last 8 League games (W5 D3). The last team to take three points off Mike Mutebi was URA FC who defeated the Kasasiros 2-1 on February 26th.
At home, the Kasasiro are formidable, losing only one of their last 32 League games (W25 D6).
For Maroons, they come into the game having lost only one of their last 5 League games (W2 D2).
Away from home, the Prison side have won only one of their last four games (D1 L2).
Match Officials for the game
-Center Referee: Brian Miiro Nsubuga
–Assistant Referee 1: Isa Masembe
–Assistant Referee 2: Marex Nakitto
–Fourth Official: Ali Sabilla
–Referee Assessor: George Kabwimukya
The other games on Saturday
-Mbarara City Vs Police – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara
-Onduparaka vs Express FC– Green Light Stadium, Arua
–Vipers Vs BUL – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
–Kirinya-Jinja S.S Vs Ndejje University – Mighty Arena, Jinja
–Tooro United Vs URA – Kavumba Recreational Stadium
–Bright Stars Vs Paidha Black Angels – Champions Stadium, Mwererwe
–SC Villa Vs Nyamitybora – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole