Uganda Premier League
KCCA FC vs Onduparaka FC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Friday, 11-10-2019 @4pm
LUGOGO – KCCA FC will be hoping to return to winning ways when they take on Onduparaka at the StarTimes Uganda Premier league on Friday afternoon.
After a decent start to the season that saw them beat African Stars in the CAF Champions League 1st round and two victories in as many games in the UPL, things have turned for the worst.
Mike Mutebi’s side have been eliminated from the Champions League at the hands of Petro de Luanda and are yet to win any of their last three games UPL games.
A 2-1 loss at Tooro United was followed up by a draw at home to Bright Stars and then KCCA FC were humiliated 3-0 away to BUL in the last game.
It is a period that has not been welcomed with open arms by the Kasasiro faithful and one the club will be hoping to pit an end to as soon as possible.
Speaking ahead of the game, KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi noted that he is not worried about the current run of form.
“We have recorded disappointing results but we shall over come, said Mutebi.
“We have a responsibility to respond and try to pick a result against Onduparaka FC.
“We shall bounce back and get back to winning ways.
“We create a lot of chances during the game and all we need to do is pit them away and when we do, we shall win games again.”
KCCA FC will be boosted by the return of Allan Okello who missed the loss to BUL FC due to illness. Filbert Obenchan has also recovered from injury and is expected to feature on Friday. However, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Eric Ssenjobe, Jurua Hassan, Julius Poloto and Sadam Juma are all still sidelined with respective injuries.
For Onduparaka, they have surprisingly had a wonderful start to the season.
Having sold a host of star players in the off season, they were expected to have a trying season at the wrong end of the table.
However, after 7 games, they are third on the table just one point behind the leaders BUL FC.
In their 7 games so far, they have won 5 and lost two.
Much of the praise has been heaped on head coach Livingstone Mbabazi who returned in the summer after resigning at Mbarara City FC.
Captain Gadafi Wahabu has also been in inspired form and will be the player they look up to in case they are to get an unlikely result away from Lugogo.
This will be the 7th meeting between the two sides since Onduparaka were elevated to the top tier in 2016.
In their past six meetings, KCCA FC have won four, Onduparaka one with the other ending in a draw.
Going into the game, KCCA have won just two of their first five league games (W1 L2).
At home, the Kasasiros have won one and drawn the other of their two games so far.
For Onduparaka, they are in good form as they have won 7 of their past 11 league games (D2 L2).
The Caterpillars have won all of their last three league games away from home.
The other game on Friday
-Tooro United FC vs BUL FC @4:30pm