Friday, December 10
•KCCA Vs Police FC – Lugogo
•Gaddafi Vs SC Villa – Gaddafi Arena
•Tooro United Vs Bul FC – Buhinga
•Bright Stars Vs Arua Hill – Kavumba
- KCCA will miss four key players who were suspended following their attacks on assistant referee Dick Okello in their 2-2 draw at Kitende. These are Ashraf Mugume, Innocent Wafula, Sadat Anaku and Musa Ramathan.
- Defender John Revita and Midfielder Yasser Mugerwa were stretched off injured against Vipers and the game comes a bit earlier for the pair.
- Brian Majwega and Julius Poloto remain unavailable while Brian Aheebwa, Peter Magambo and Samson Kigozi returned to training but fitness levels still down. Brian Kayanja and Emmanuel Alex Wasswa are long term absentees.
- For Police FC, they welcome back Yusuf Ssozi after missing the last three games due to his red card suspension.
- Defender Hassan Muhamood resumed with some light training but the game comes a bit earlier for him.
KCCA FC – Derrick Ochan, Herbert Achai, Geofrey Wasswa, Ibrahim Juma, Gift Ali Abubaker, Denis Iguma, Rogers Mato, Arafat Usama, Charles Lwanga, Davis Kasirye, Joseph Bukenya
Police FC – Tom Ikara (GK), Joseph Sentume, Tonny Mawejje (C), Yusuf Ssozi , Samuel Kayongo, Eric Ssenjobe, Ruben Kimera , Juma Balinya, Tonny Kiwalazi, Mubaraka Nsubuga, Brian Muluuli
Preview – KCCA FC Seek to Extend Lead Atop
KCCA will welcome struggling side Police FC on Friday with eyes on stretching their lead atop.
Despite missing a couple of players, the hosts will fancy their chances against a Police side that is yet to win a game this season.
Morley Byekwaso, fresh from being names the UPL manager of the month for a straight month, will be hoping to run more salt in Police wounds.
They recently managed to leave Kitende with a point, but many KCCA FC fans were disappointed with the result having conceded a late Bobosi Byaruhanga goal.
Against Police FC, they face a team that is eager to get points on board and have the ability to take the ball to the opponent from the word go.
The absence of some players is a blessing in disguise for other fringe players at KCCA FC to command more playing time, and that speaks volumes about the club’s depth.
“Police is a very tough side although they are yet to pick any win,” stated Byekwaso.
“Police FC has earned some draws but it is still a stubborn side. It’s a derby day and we need to all go out so that we can get the needed result.”
KCCA FC can open up a nine-point lead atop with a win in case results do go both Vipers and BUL way in other games.
On the other hand, Police FC are still in search for their maiden win this season.
They come into this contest after picking three consecutive draws. They drew 0-0 against Mbarara at home, drew 0-0 against URA FC before picking another point against Gaddafi in their last league encounter.
This is a big boost to a side that lost six out of six opening games this season.
Against KCCA, team captain Tonny Mawejje expressed the team’s readiness and admits they will forget the past to start a new chapter.
“The team is prepared and as a team we are handling each game as it is, we forget the past. We are ready to follow the coaches instructions so that we can get the needed result,” said Mawejje.
Head to Head
Police 0-0 KCCA FC
KCCA FC 1-1 Police FC
Police 0-1 KCCA FC
KCCA FC 3-2 Police FC
KCCA 6-3 Police FC
Police 1-1 KCCA FC
Police 2-2 KCCA FC
KCCA 2-0 Police
Police 2-2 KCCA FC
KCCA 3-0 Police
KCCA 2-1 Police
Police 0-1 KCCA
Police 0-1 KCCA
KCCA 1-1 Police