Friday, June 18
*Kitara FC vs KCCA
*UPDF Vs SC Villa
- Kitara FC leading scorer Nathan Oloro is back from injury
- Goalkeeper Ivan Akella out with family issues, Stuart Mwesigwa is ill while Zakayo Kizito, Maxwell Owachugui and Yubu Bogere are still sidelined
- KCCA FC welcome back Denis Iguma from suspension
- Sadat Anaku on leave after death of his father, while Filbert Obenchan and Samson Andrew Kigozi are ruled out
Kitara FC – Emmanuel Opio, Yasin Mubiru, Musa Doca, Philip Ssempiira, Patrick Mugume, Patrick Ekoyu, Pius Mbidde, Patrick Kusemererwa, Peter Lomoro, Vincent Kasoki, Isaac Tumusiime
KCCA FC – Ali Mwirusi, Kato Samuel, Musa Ramathan, Denis Iguma, Herbert Achai, Gift Ali, Julius Poloto, Ashraf Mugume, Charles Lwanga, Sam Ssenyonjo, Juma Balinya
Preview: Kitara Looking For Upset
Kitara FC welcome KCCA FC in Masindi as the Uganda Premier League matchday 27 continues.
The hosts have already been demoted back to FUFA Big League next season but with nothing to fight for, the side would want to leave a permanent mark at least.
They have three wins to their name in the league, beating Kyetume, MYDA and Wakiso Giants. They would want to add KCCA to their short list of victims.
“We are not scared of them,” stated Kitara star player Patrick Kusemererwa who has three goals so far in the league this season.
“We have had good preparations for the game, and as an individual, am fully fit and ready to take them down.”
The prospect of playing in the second tier next season leaves no choice to players but rather than to put up good shows as they indirectly market themselves to go for greener pastures.
KCCA FC, just like Kitara, are litely fighting for a lost cause. They can longer win the league and it will take a miracle of sorts for the side to displace Vipers in third, as they trail the defending champions by 11 points.
Defender Peter Magambo scored twice while Bright Anukani and Samson Kigozi netted the other goals as KCCA won the tie 4-0 at Lugogo in the first round.
- They sits rock bottom with 13 points (3W, 4D, 19L)
- Have conceded 74 goals, only MYDA (77) he let in more
- Have conceded a goal in all their 13 league games at home
- They are 4th with 45 points (13W, 6D, 7L)
- Have scored 50 goals, only Vipers (56) have scored more
- Have scored just twice in last six away league visits