KCCA FC’s Gift Ali ready for Bukedea. Kcca photo
Saturday, February 15
*KCCA FC Vs Bukedea
*Kitara Vs Luwero
*Light SS Vs Bugamba FC
KCCA FC will not take chances when they face Big league side Bukedea FC on Saturday in the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 32 at Lugogo.
The hosts, five points adrift of Vipers in the league, will fancy their chances in a domestic cup after big fishes like Vipers, Express, Onduparaka, last year’s finalists Bright Stars among other UPL clubs have been eliminated.
Last season, KCCA were eliminated by Tooro United in shootouts at this very stage – Round of 32.
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Ibrahim Saddam Juma who made a cameo appearance in a 2-1 victory against Maroons after a long layoff, is expected to start for Mike Mutebi.
It remains to be known whether Simon Sserunkuma will be available for selection after returning to training. Keziron Kizito, Eric Ssenjobe and Sunday Opio among others, are expected to play a big part.
KCCA FC eliminated CATDA at Lugogo while Bukedea overcame ousted Kigezi FC at the round of 64.
The visitors are third in the Elgon Group with 12 points and will be hoping for an impressive run in the Uganda Cup as well.
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Simon Okwi who joined the side in January from Tooro United will be the star attraction. He comes with enormous experience after featuring for sides like URA, KCCA, Victoria University, Sofapaka in Kenya among other teams.
Goalkeeper Emmanuel Opio will also be facing his former pay masters and will look to impress once again while Paul Oonyu, Kenneth Makama and Jackson Obwana will look for goals.