Uganda Premier League
KCCA FC vs Bright Stars
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Saturday, 05-10-2019 @3pm
KCCA FC will be desperate to return to winning ways when they host Bright Stars in the Uganda Premier League (UPL) on Saturday afternoon.
After falling short in their quest for CAF Champions League football last weekend, the Kasasiros marked their UPL return with a disappointing loss to Tooro United.
It was a hard one to take as they missed two penalties in the first half with both Mike Mutyaba and Allan Okello seeing their effort saved by Mehdi Kibirige.
The Kasasiros could also not capitalize on their one man advantage as Tooro United’s captain Mike Kawooya was sent off for handling a goal bound effort.
The result left KCCA FC 10th on the standings with six points from their first three games of the season.
Earlier, they had defeated both Wakiso Giants FC and Busoga United, with both games ending 1-0.
Despite the loss in Tooro, KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi is not worried as his side is performing ‘well’.
“It was such a disappointing loss away to Tooro but ut is not something to worry about as the boys played well, said Mutebi ahead of Saturday’s game.
“It was one of those games that a team is not meant to win no matter what.
“We have a chance to re-write the wrongs against Bright Stars and i have no doubt my players will get the job done.
“They (Bright Stars) are a good footballing team and i expected a good encounter.
KCCA FC are expect to welcome back the duo of Steven Sserwadda and Anaku Sadat who were not part of the match-day squad on Wednesday due to fatigue. Mustafa Kizza and Muzamiru Mutyaba also missed the last game due to slight injuries and are both expected to return on Saturday. Jurua Hassan, Julius Poloto and Sadam Juma are still out with ling term injuries.
For Bright Stars, they are currently the only side yet to win a game this season.
After six games, Muhammad Kiseka’s side have drawn three and lost as many.
They are currently occupying 14th spot ahead of Police FC and Proline.
However, the other two were docked three and six points respectively, highlighting how poor Bright Stars have been since the season started.
Kiseka is already under pressure for results anf if things don’t change soon, he may become the first managerial casualty of the season.
This will be the 13th meeting between the two sides since September 2013.
In the previous 12 meetings, Bright Stars have not defeated KCCA FC with the Kasasiros winning 9 of those meetings and drawing the other 3.
Last season, KCCA FC did a double over Bright Stars including a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture.
KCCA come into the game having lost only one of their last six games in all competitions (W3 D2).
In the League, Mutebi’s side have lost only one of their last 12 encounters (W8 D3).
At home, Mutebi’s side are usually strong and head into Saturday’s game having lost only one of their last 34 encounters (W27 D6).
For Bright Stars, they are currently on a six game winless streak having lost three and drawn as many.
Away from home, they have not won any of their last four games (D1 L3).
The other games on Saturday
-Busoga United vs SC Villa @1pm
-Vipers SC vs Proline FC @4pm
-URA FC vs BUL FC @4pm
-Maroons FC vs Onduparaka FC @4pm
-Tooro United FC vs Kyetume FC @4pm
-Wakiso Giants vs Mbarara City FC @4pm