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StarTimes UPL: Busoga and KCCA in early kick-off, Unbeaten Express visits Kitara

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Following an entertaining weekend of fixtures where Express, Vipers and KCCA FC all garnered comprehensive wins, The StarTimes Uganda Premier League action returns on Tuesday evening.

Heading into Matchday eleven, only Vipers and Express remain the only two sides that haven’t tasted defeat thus far this season .

While newcomers MYDA and Kitara have endured a torrid start to their life in Uganda’s top-flight league, losing 9 of their opening ten games.

Busoga United and KCCA FC get the game week underway on Tuesday at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru, while URA’s game with UPDF should also be an enticing one to watch too.

Here’s is our rundown of the action that awaits us in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday.

Busoga United Vs KCCA

Winless Busoga starts the game week at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru where they host Mike Mutebi’s Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club, KCCA FC.

Busoga is one of the three teams that haven’t tasted any victory this season, alongside MYDA and Kitara while KCCA FC hasn’t had a start they wished for, having already lost three games in their opening ten.

Busoga United sits third from bottom with 5 points while KCCA is on 17, 7 below leaders Vipers SC.

Last result

Busoga United narrowly lost 1-0 to URA FC at the Arena of Visions Stadium, Ndejje, their fifth loss of the season after a series of draws in four gameweeks.

On the other end, KCCA thumped Kitara FC 4-0 at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo to return to winning after drawing 1-1 with Wakiso giants in their last league encounter before that.

Head-to-Head

This will be the eighth top flight meeting between the two sides, with KCCA FC winning five, while the remaining two have ended in stalemates.

Mustafa Kizza’s freekick at the almost the halftime break was the only difference as KCCA FC defeated Busoga United 1-0 last season .

What this could mean

The hosts, Busoga United are seeking for their first win of the season which could see them move just two points below Mbarara City who sit just above the relegation line with 10 points, while KCCA would like to garner only their second away victory so as to close the gap between them and the title favourites Vipers. KCCA FC last won a game away from home on the opening day when they beat Bright Stars 2-1 at the Kavumba Recreation Center, Wakiso.

Injuries and Suspension

Busoga United: Isma Mugulusi

KCCA FC: Denis Iguma, Julius Poloto, John Revita, Gift Ali, Musa Ramathan, Kizza Joseph, Steven Sserwada

Kyetume Vs SC Villa – live on Sanyuka TV

After the KCCA FC match at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru,  Kyetume will host wounded SC Villa in a game to be broadcast live on Sanyuka TV. Kyetume head into this game with uncertainties over who will head the team on the Touchline as unconfirmed reports say Livingstone Mbabazi was sacked and Alex Isabirye was immediately appointed the head coach.

It is also alleged that after the firing of Mbabazi, many players’ licenses were held by the former Onduparaka and Wakiso Giants coach over monies reported to be amounting to 48m.

These two clubs are separated by only four places as the Slaughterers sit eleventh on the log with 11 points while SC Villa is seventh with 15 points on the log.

Last result:

Kyetume FC travelled to Mbarara where they suffered a 3-1 loss to Mbarara City FC at the Kakyeka Stadium, their fifth consecutive game without a victor, while SC Villa was pipped 1-0 by their landlords UPDF in Bombo courtesy of a Katende Ezekiel second-half goal for the Army side.

Head-to-Head

This will be the second meeting between the two sides. Kyetume won the first meeting 1-0 at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole at the start of last season courtesy of Cephas Kambugu’s strike.

What this could mean.

Kyetume is winless in their last five games and victory against the Jogoos could take them two places up to 9th, just a point below their opponents.

For SC Villa, they look to return to winning ways having failed to win any of their last two games. A win over the Slaughterers would take them to 18 points, just six  below Vipers who are top.

Injuries and Suspension

Kyetume: Joel Mutakubwa

SC Villa: Emmanuel Wasswa, Francis Olaki, Mohammedi Nsereko, Nasser Lukwago, Moses Kiggundu, Abdallah Ssekandi and Benson Muhindo.

Wakiso Giants Vs MYDA

Having lost their first game of the season, Wakiso giants will host Malaba Youth Development Association (MYDA) FC at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, Wakiso, with an aim to return to winning ways. Despite losing only one game, Wakiso Giants have also won only one game out of the ten games they have played so far.

Debutants MYDA FC are currently the poorest side in this year’s StarTimes UPL with just a point garnered so far this season.

Last result

Wakiso Giants travelled to the Betway Muteesa II Stadium-Wankulukuku and bowed out to a 3-0 defeat to high flying Express FC, their first loss of the season.

On the other end, MYDA were once again on the losing end losing to beaten by BUL FC 4-1 at the Kyabazinga Stadium, Bugembe on Friday.

Head-to-Head

This will be the first meeting between the two sides in top-flight football as MYDA was promoted at the beginning of this season.

What this could mean

Wakiso who are seeking for only their second win of the season could move a place up on the log if they can beat MYDA with a 9-0 scoreline, replacing Bright Stars, while even if MYDA win their first game, they would remain among the bottom-placed side, currently 9 points below the relegation line.

Injuries and Suspension

Wakiso Giants: Ivan Bogere and Lawrence Bukenya

MYDA: Eric Mutebi and Okello Steven

UPDF FC Vs URA FC

Fresh from beating SC Villa at home, UPDF host a hard to beat URA FC at the Bombo Military Playground. These two sides are separated by only three points as the tax collectors sit third on the log with 21 points while the Army side is fifth with 18 points garnered in 10 games

After Express FC who have conceded only 6 goals, these two sides have the second-best defences with only 8 goals conceded thus far.

Last result

The home side, UPDF FC, shockingly defeated SC Villa 1-0 in Bombo courtesy of Katende Ezekiel second-half goal

While URA FC needed a goal from Moses Sseruyidde to salvage a 1-0 win over Busoga United at the Arena of Visions Stadium, Ndejje

Head-to-Head

This will be the third meeting between the two sides, with each winning at least a game.

The last league encounter happened in 2018 when UPDF defeated URA 1-0 in Bombo.

Injuries and Suspension

UPDF FC: Bernard Muwanga

URA FC: Ivan Sserubiri, Nunda Jackson and Brian Nkuubi

Kitara FC Vs Express

Express FC will make a short trip to the Kavumba recreational grounds in Wakiso district to face the newly-promoted side Kitara FC. Express are still unbeaten this season, having garnered 6 wins in their opening 10 games while Kitara is still one of the three teams that are yet to garner a win this season.

Express FC sits second on 22 points while Kitara is in second-bottom with just a point.

Last result

Kitara FC travelled to the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo and suffered a 4-0 defeat to KCCA FC, their ninth defeat of the season

Express meanwhile, subjected Wakiso Giants to their first league loss after the Red Eagles defeated the Purple sharks 3-0 at the Betway Muteesa Stadium, Wakulukuku.

Head-to-Head

The two sides will be meeting for the first time in the league. Both sides have met in the domestic cup twice with the hosts winning on both occasions.

What this could mean

Kitara is still seeking for their first league, but even if they win against the Red Eagles, they will stay in the relegation zone as they are currently nine points off the relegation line.

If Express FC secure a win over Kitara, they would go top of the log with 25 points, surpassing current leaders Vipers SC by a point.

Injuries and Suspension

Kitara FC: Kaisaja David, Emmanuel Opoi, Musa Doka, Sudhir Kayemba

Express: Geoffrey Lwesibawa


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