KCCA vs UPDF: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

UPL Match-day Six

Friday, November 19
•Mbarara City Vs Vipers – Kakyeka
•Gaddafi Vs Arua Hill – Gaddafi Arena
•KCCA Vs UPDF – Lugogo
•Wakiso Giants Vs Tooro United – Kabaka Kyabaggu
•Busoga United Vs Bright Stars – Njeru

Saturday, November 20
•Onduparaka Vs Police – Arua
•URA Vs BUL – Ndejje
•Express Vs SC Villa – Wankulukuku

Team News

  • KCCA will be without Peter Magambo, Brian Kayanja and Alex Emmanuel Wasswa who are all ruled out with injuries
  • Academy graduate Elvis Mwanje is back from injury but still training alone so this game comes too early for the youngster.
  • For UPDF, Goalkeeper Brian Bwete returned to training but he will face late fitness test.

Probable Lineups

KCCA XI: Benjamin Ochan (GK), Denis Iguma, Brian Majwega, Innocent Wafula, John Revita, Wasswa Geoffrey, Ashraf Mugume, Herbert Achai, Davis Kasirye, Sadat Anaku, Julius Poloto.

UPDF XI: Brian Bwete (GK), James Begesa, Simon Mbazira, Bernard Muwanga, Denis Ssekitoleko, Mudde Musa, Ibrahim Wammanah, Okello Donato, Yiga Frank, Ivan Ahimbisibwe, Kigozi Ambrose.

Preview: Davis Kasirye Facing Former Side

Table leaders KCCA will hope to maintain their unbeaten start to the season with a win against UPDF at the Omondi Stadium in Lugogo.

On-form forward Davis Kasirye who has scored 3 goals this season will face his former side having joined the Kasasiro Boys from the Army side.

Kasirye was not a popular signing at KCCA FC but has managed to repay Byekwaso’s faith after impressing in the opening games.

The forward was on Thursday named the Pilsner Player of the Month, while Byekwaso took home the coach’s equivalent after the side looked unstoppable in October.

KCCA sits top of the log with 13 points in 5 matches while UPDF are 5th with 8 points.

KCCA head coach says they have prepared well but he predicts that it won’t be an easy game.

“We are prepared as usual but the games have their own diversities,” he said.

“We’ve won UPDF several times here but football is about today not yesterday so we can’t live on history.

“We have to work as hard as possible to see that first we play well then next thing will be the positive results.

“UPDF has alot of experienced players, so we think they are going to be very tough and dangerous. Once you analyse the way they have been playing this season they have been very compact and hard to break.

“I think the game is going to be very hard but we shall try to see that we win at home.”

Match Stats

  • The last time these two sides met, the encounter ended in a one-all draw; Julius Poloto’s 42nd minute curler cancelled out Brian Kayanja’s 20th minute penalty in Bombo.
  • But in the first round in Lugogo, KCCA thrashed UPDF 6-1. Sadat Anaku and Charles Lwanga scored a brace each, Ashraf Mugume and Vuni Joseph (own goal) while Brian Kayanja was on target for UPDF.
  • This will be the 9th meeting between the two sides in the league.
  • KCCA have won five times, two draws while UPDF have registered just one win against KCCA .

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