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Uganda Premier League: KCCA Want To Keep Leaders In Sight As They Host URA

Tuesday, April 24
KCCA FC vs URA FC

KCCA FC will look to pick maximum points so as they keep table leaders Villa (and Vipers) in sight when they play host to visiting URA on Tuesday at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.

The ‘Kasasiro boys‘ are currently third on the log with 45 points – The defending Champions are just four points below SC Villa and just a point that separate them from Vipers.

KCCA FC Coach Mike Mutebi

Speaking about the twist on the table summit, KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi noted:

The league is going to go to the wire, and it can be decided on goal difference.”

KCCA FC, URA FC shared spoils in the first round in Namboole (photo: UPL)

On the game against URA FC, Mutebi who was speaking a pre match press conference at Lugogo revealed:

We are approaching it like any other game in the league, however, may be the significance of it, we are in a turning point in the season.

We shall keep creating many chances, he has started scoring in a crucial time where we need goals.”

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KCCA FC will continue to miss the services of Muzamir Mutyaba, a player Mutebi said that he will be directly replaced by Shaban Nonda.

Allan Okello and Julius Poloto were on National U20 duty (courtesy photo)

Allan Okello who missed the Kitara victory in the Uganda cup game played in Hoima, is set to return.

Did you know?

In the league, KCCA FC are on a two game winless run, the last time they failed to win in three matches was in 2017, coincidentally it was in April, against URA, Villa and Vipers SC.

KCCA FC (35) have scored the most number of goals in the league this season, six better than closer follower Vipers SC (29).

History against KCCA FC
URA FC has not lost to KCCA FC in their last three games, winning once and drawing the other two.

KCCA FC’s last win against URA FC came two years back. (courtesy photo)

The last time KCCA FC defeated URA FC was way back in 2016; Joseph Ochaya, Paul Mucureezi and Muzamir Mutyaba were on target in a 3-1 win at Nakivubo war memorial stadium.

URA are poor travellers
This season, URA FC have only managed two wins and two draws from their 12 away league matches.

The tax collectors have only managed six goals on the road – two against Masavu (Bokota Labama and Henry Kiseka), two against Vipers (Kiseka and Shafic Kagimu), one each against Police (kiseka) and Mbarara city (Charles Sempa).

URA’s only away league victories have come up against Masavu (first pic) and Vipers (above). Photo – URA FC media
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