Uganda Premier League
KCCA FC vs Proline FC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Monday, 03-03-2020 @4pm
Two sides with totally different season’s ambitions clash at a place where they both host their home games on Tuesday.
The only Uganda Premier League day’s fixtures of the day pits title chasing KCCA FC against rock-bottom Proline FC at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
KCCA FC currently sit second on the standings with 49 points, four behind leaders Vipers SC.
With six games to play, the Kasasiros have no room for error or else they risk letting Vipers pull away out of reach.
Mike Mutebi’s side have been in fairly good form of recent as they have not tasted defeat in any of their last five competitive games (W3 D2).
The two draws in that period came against Vipers and Express FC with the latter seeing KCCA FC play the entire second half with 10-men following the dismissal of youngster Musa Ramathan late in the first half.
Ramathan will still be absent for Mike Mutebi’s side as he is serving his second game of the three-match suspension.
He is one of up to 8 KCCA FC players that are currently out of action but despite the absentee, Mutebi is not worried.
“Its a pity we are lacking some of our best players at the moment but there are lads to fill the void, Mutebi noted ahead of Tuesday’s game.
“We are not going to be sorry for ourselves because we have good players. When Gift Ali is out we expect Saddam Juma to come and fill the gap.
“I will continue giving these young lads chance Ali (Mwirusi) kept a clean sheet in our previous game against all odds and he will start in goal once again.
“Proline is comprised of good players who can damage any team. Bright Anukani is their star player but we won’t offer special eye on him alone.”
KCCA FC have been boosted by the return of youngster Sam Ssenyonjo who was cleared to play over the weekend.
Ssenyongo has been out for a while after failing to secure a licence as he did not have proper documentation.
However, the like of Jackson Nunda, John Revita, Steven Sserwadda, Muzamir Mutyaba and Gift Ali are some of the other players that are unavailable.
For Proline, they will also have to deal with the absence of three first team players.
James Begisa, Ibrahim Wammanah and goalkeeper Hassan Matovu who are on loan from the hosts and ineligible to feature.
With that said, Baker Mbowa’s side are desperate for victory as time is running out to save themselves from relegation.
Last week’s victory against Tooro United FC handed them some hope although it did nothing in terms of helping them climb off the foot of the table.
However, they are now just three points away from safety and a victory against KCCA FC may be the catalyst Proline requires to kick-start their bid to avoid a second successive relegation to the big league.
This will be the 14th meeting between the two sides since October 2010.
In the previous 13 match-ups, KCCA FC has won 8, Proline 3, with the other 3 all ending in draws.
Proline have never defeated KCCA FC away from home, drawing once and losing the other three games.
Last season, either side won their respective home fixture with KCCA running out 2-0 winners in the reverse fixture.
The first meeting between the two sides this season saw the Kasasiros triumph 4-0.
KCCA FC heads into the game on a four-match unbeaten run in the league, winning twice and drawing the other two.
At home, the Kasasiros have not lost any of their last 16 league games (W12 D4).
For Proline, they head into the game having lost three of their last five league games (W2 D0).
Away from home, they have lost all their last three encounters, conceding six goals and scoring just one in the process.