Saturday, January 8
•URA Vs KCCA – Ndejje
•Vipers Vs BUL – Kitende
•Onduparaka Vs Tooro United – Arua
•SC Villa Vs UPDF – Njeru


Team News
The tax collectors will miss the services of their striker Cromwell Rwothomio who is ruled out due to yellow card accumulation.

Long term absentee of Jackson Nunda is joined by Benjamin Nyakoojo in the sick bay. Nyakoojo picked up an injury in their last game against Gaddafi FC.

They welcome back the trio of Derrick Ndahiro, Ibrahim Dada and Hudu Mulikyi who return from injury.

KCCA FC welcome back Innocent Wafula to the squad to face URA FC.

Yasser Mugerwa returns to the sick bay after sustaining a thigh injury in training whereas Gift Ali will require a let fitness test if he is to make the match day squad.

The sick bay at the Lugogo based side seems that be full with players like Loro Mazengo, Kizza Bukenya, Andrew Kawooya, Charles Lwanga, Peter Magambo, Dominic Ayella and Julius Poloto.

Emmanuel Wasswa, Geofrey Wasswa and Brian Kayanja who under went surgery remain as the long term absentees whose return dates are unknown.


Probable Lineups
URA FC XI
Nafian Allionzi (GK), Ashraf Mandela, Arafat Galiwango, Najib Fesali, Hudu Mulikyi, Kyeyune Saudi, Shafic Kagimu, Kabon Living, Sseruyide Moses, Ojera Joachim, Steven Mukwala.

KCCA FC XI
Benjamin Ochan (GK), Innocent Wafula, Herbert Achai, Dennis Iguma, John Revita, Ashraf Mugume, Hassan Jurua, Brian Majwega, Mato Rodgers, Sadat Anaku, Davis Kasirye


Preview: Can URA FC stop the Kasasiro boys?

The tax collectors are tasked with stopping KCCA FC’s unbeaten run but can they manage handling the our way style of play executed by coach Morley Byekwaso at the Lugogo based side.

URA FC have been a dominant team in this fixture but their recent form in the current Startimes Uganda Premier League season doesn’t look attracting as they have only had one win in their last seven games collecting six draws in the meantime.

Their main weakness is conceding early in the game and failing to stage up a come back to win games rather managing draws.

KCCA FC head coach Morley Byekwaso admits the fact that the tax collectors have been a difficult side to face with good players and experienced coaches.

“The game we are going to play tomorrow is a hard game. We face a side that has been giving us problems in the past 3 seasons. They have got good players and coaches but we have to show top character and attitude and show that we want it more than them. We shall not have Yassar tomorrow. He complained of discomfort in his thigh. We have Wafula and Gift back. Gift will have to undergo a late fitness test before we can decide if he will be in the squad. Obenchan will make his first trip with us since his return” said coach Morley ahead of the game.

The Kasasiro boys are having one of their best performances in the league as they are yet to lose a game in the 13 games played so far as well as proving to be a difficult team to beat with composure and squad depth.

Their ruthless In front of goal is a major concern as coach Sam Timbe urges his players to be more combative and work as a unit.

“They have so far been the team to beat in this first half of the season not only because of their good defensive record, but also their ruthlessness in front of goal.” Said Sam Timbe.

“It will therefore be a requirement for all departments in our team to be well disciplined and lethal while on the pitch. Most importantly though, we need the team to show undistracted concentration from the first whistle of the game,” added Timbe.


Stats and Head to Head
URA FC sit 8th on the log with 19 points from 12 games losing just a single game, drawing 7 and collecting four wins.

The Kasasiro boys of KCCA FC sit top of the log with 31 points from 13 games and are yet to lose a game conceding just eight goals proving to have the best defence in the league.

The tax collectors are yet to lose a game in their last five meetings with KCCA FC, winning four and drawing once.

Head to Head

2012/2013
KCCA 1-0 URA
URA 0-0 KCCA

2013/2014
URA 2-3 KCCA
KCCA 1-1 URA

2014/2015
URA 3-2 KCCA
KCCA 1-0 URA

2015/2016
URA 3-2 KCCA
KCCA 3-1 URA

2016/2017
URA 1-0 KCCA
KCCA 2-2 URA

2017/2018
URA 0-0 KCCA
KCCA 7-2 URA

2018/2019
URA 0-1 KCCA
KCCA 1-2 URA

2019/2020
KCCA 1-1 URA
URA 2-1 KCCA

2020/2021
KCCA 1-2 URA
URA 2-0 KCCA


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