Sunday, August 25
*Vipers Vs KCCA FC – 3PM
KCCA FC have switched their focus to FUFA Pilsner Super Eight final after eliminating African Stars to reach the first round of the CAF Champions League qualifiers on Saturday.
Mike Mutebi’s charges will take on Vipers at Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku in a final that brings together arguably the two best clubs in the country currently.
The final will set the tone and give confidence for the Champion ahead of the 2019/20 Uganda Premier League season which is kicks off on Thursday.
KCCA FC are the Super Eight inaugural winners after beating Onduparaka FC 2-0 last year. However, the Venoms will be seeking to stun the Lugogo-based team on their debut appearance in the competition after withdrawing from last year’s.
KCCA FC is likely to ring changes from the team that beat African Stars 2-0, with John Revita, Erisa Ssekisambu, Simon Sserunkuma, Jamil Maliyamungu, Eric Ssenjobe, Hassan Musana all expected to start after missing out on Friday.
Nicholas Kasozi, Jackson Nunda and Filbert Obenchan who came off the bench against African Stars, are see expected to play a huge part at Wankulukuku.
The Venoms on the other hand, are set to give debut to their new signings in Rashid Toha and Shaban Muhammad.
The Venoms will continue to miss Geoffrey Wasswa and Livingston Mulondo.
On their road to finals, KCCA FC beat Wakiso Giants 2-0 at quarters before eliminating Onduparaka FC at the semifinal stage.
Vipers on their hand needed penalties to get past Mbarara City FC in the semis after ousting Proline FC in the quarter final.
What they said:
KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi – We want to win this game and get to two Pilsner Super 8 cups. We want to retain the cup. It is in our DNA to win. We hope to have recovered well from Friday’s CAF game so that we produce a thrilling game for our fans to enjoy. Matches against Vipers always have a lot of buzz and anticipation and we want to live up to this kind of magnitude. We are likely to have a few new faces that did not play on Friday and hopefully they can get the job done.
Vipers Coach Edward Golola – We are fired up and have done everything well to be at the finals for the first time. We are playing a good side but we are not bothered by their recent good run. They should expect the best from us and this is the perfect time.
Did you know?
KCCA FC have won the last two finals they have played against Vipers SC. The first being a 1-0 win in the Uganda Cuo final in 2018 held in Bukedea and the other a penalty shoot out win in the Super Cup at the start of the 2018/19 Uganda Premier League season.