Bright Stars Vs KCCA: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Tuesday, November 2
*Bright Stars Vs KCCA – Kavumba Recreation Grounds
*Arua Hill Vs URA – Barifa Stadium, Arua City
*BUL Vs Mbarara City – Kyabazinga Stadium Bugembe
*Police Vs Express – Mtn Omondi Stadium, Lugogo
*UPDF Vs Gaddafi – Bombo Military Barracks Grounds
*Vipers Vs Onduparaka – St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende

Wednesday, November 3
*SC Villa Vs Wakiso Giants
Friday, November 5
*Tooro United Vs Busoga United

Team News

  • Japanese midfielder Kazuto Kushida is available for selection and most likely to mark his debut after getting his license.
  • Ronald Sempala is still a doubt for this fixure. Youngster Issa Bugembe is also out due to license issues.
  • For KCCA, they will be without Wasswa Alex and Brian Kayanja who are all out due to injuries. Wasswa underwent knee surgery while Kayanja is undergoing rehabilitation.
  • Peter Magambo is also out due to injury and will miss the contest.
  • Musa Ramathan returned to training but is still struggling with match fitness. For Usama Arafat, he returned to the training as well but the fixture comes a little bit earlier for him.

Probable Lineups

Bright Stars – Hassan Matovu, Simon Ssemayange, Andrew Kyambadde, Andrew Kaggwa, Joseph Marvin Youngman, Warren Buule, Nelson Ssenkatuka, Derrick Kiggundu, Jamir Kisitu Nvule, Joseph Janjali, Emmanuel Loki

KCCA FC XI – Benjamin Ochan (GK), Innocent Wafula, Herbert Achai, Denis Iguma,.John Revita, Ashraf Mugume, Yasser Mugerwa, Brian Majwega , Gift Ali , Davis Kasirye, Sadat Happy Anaku

PREVIEW: Can Bright Stars Stop KCCA FC?

Bright Stars will be targeting their first win of the season when they host a flying KCCA FC side that is currently on top of the UPL log.

Baker Mbowa’s charges are still winless in their opening three games after losses to Mbarara City, Onduparaka and Gaddafi in the process.

The streak is six league games without a win, which stretches from last season having failed to beat any of Onduparaka, Vipers and Police in their last three games of the 2020/21 season.

And now they face a KCCA side that has won all their four opening games and currently sit at the top of the log.

However, despite KCCA’s good run, Bright Stars head coach Baker Mbowa is optimistic that they can get their first three points on Tuesday.

“Yes they are on top of the league, had a good start and have collected maximum points but we are in the same league with KCCA, so football wise and we are going all out for the three points,” Mbowa stated.

“The boys are in good mood and are ready for tomorrow’s encounter because they are eager of getting three points from any team. So we don’t consider any team to be big to us because we are playing in the same league, hopefully I know we are good to go.”

Against a KCCA side, they will need to be at their best and utilise all the available chances if they are to get any positive result in the game.

On the other hand, the visitors have won their four opening games and are currently table leaders.

In the process, they have scored eight goals and conceded only one. Surely it’s a dream start for Morley Byekwaso who is having his first full Season as head coach for the Lugogo based side.

However despite the bright start into the season, Byekwaso anticipates a tough contest, but is optimistic they will get a positive result.

“Generally the game is to be so hard because the opposition we are facing has ever defeated us 2-0 nil So I think they still have that belief given the fact that they are playing at home,” said Byekwaso.

“But we are going to manage this game in a way we have done in our Previous away games and I think we shall overcome that hurdle.”

KCCA will bank on the fact that they have picked maximum points in their first two away games against Wakiso Giants and Busoga United respectively.

Head to Head

KCCA FC 0-2 Bright Stars
Bright Stars 1-2 KCCA FC

*Bright Stars 2-1 KCCA
*KCCA 1-1 Bright Stars

*Bright Stars 0-0 KCCA
*KCCA 2-0 Bright Stars

*Bright Stars 1-2 KCCA
*KCCA 0-0 Bright Stars

*KCCA 2-1 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 1-2 KCCA

*Bright Stars 1-2 KCCA
*KCCA 1-0 Bright Stars

*Bright Stars 1-1 KCCA
*KCCA 1-0 Bright Stars

*Bright Stars 1-3 KCCA
*KCCA 4-1 Bright Stars

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