Uganda Premier League

“Its not going to be easy for us”- Mike warns ahead of URA-KCCA encounter


KCCA FC head coach Mike Hillary Mutebi expects a tough encounter against URA FC on Friday  when the two sides meet once again in the 2019-20 Startimes Uganda Premier league  match day 20 encounter.

Having trimmed the gap  to only 2 points, KCCA FC  will target getting atop of the SUPL log standings with a win against an in-form URA FC side  on Friday, 31st January 2020 at Arena of Vision grounds, Ndejje University as the current leaders, Vipers SC will  play against Onduparaka FC on Sunday.

The Kasasiro boys sit second on the log having collected 41 points in 19 games, only 2 behind table leaders Vipers SC while the Tax collectors sit 5th on 30 points.

KCCA has won 3 of their opening 4 second round games while URA are also unbeaten in second round having picked up 3 wins and a draw in their opening 4 league games.

Speaking ahead of the encounter,  KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi insists his teams willingness to play their way if they are to be champions.

If we are going to be Champions, We shall insist playing our Way.

Mike Mutebi on tomorrow’s URA FC game.

Mike also expects Friday’s encounter to be hard for him and his player

It is not going to  be easy for us because URA is one of the in-form teams since second round commenced but we go into the game with our winning mentality and we have enough to collect all 3 from them

Mike noted

In the reverse fixture last year, the two sides played out to a stalement after Allan Okello’s  second half  canceled out Ashiraf Mandela’s deflected early strike in first half.

Team News

Sunday Opio and Sadat Annaku are out for KCCA with injuries. Annaku got injured in Kyetume game while Opio got injured while  playing for KCCA FC in FUFA Junior team.

Mike Mutyaba and Muzamir Mutyaba are also doubtful for the game but face late fitness tests to see if they can play any part.

Jackson Nnuda and Jurua Hassan are longtime absentees.

For the hosts, they expect to welcome back their number 1 shot-stopper Alitho James, who missed their last league game against Tooro United in Fort portal.

Midfielder Moses Sseruyidde, forward Daniel Isiagi and defender Najib Fesali are all still out with injuries.

Both side have met each other on 21 different occasions with URA FC have a slight edge over KCCA FC. URA has won 8 games, drawn 6 and lost 7 of those encounters to KCCA.

Last 5 meetings between the 2 sides

2019-20  KCCA FC 1-1 URA FC

2018-19  KCCA FC 1 -2 URA FC

2018-19 URA FC 0 – 1 KCCA FC

2017-18 KCCA FC 2 – 2 URA FC

2017-18 URA FC 1-  0 KCCA FC

Kamardin Shero
Senior sports Editor at The Touchline Sports | Am down to earth person with a great heart of always wanting to assist where possible.

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