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StarTimes UPL: Game of magnitude as Tax collectors hosts a rather different KCCA

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URA FC hosts the Kasasiro at Ndejje University on Tuesday evening in a game that could breath more belief in KCCA FC interim manager Morley Byekwaso if the result swings in their favor.

Byekwaso was appointed the manager in March , replacing Mike Mutebi and has gone on to win all three of competitive games in charge. He defeated BUL 3-0 in the last league game before handling Nyamityobora 5-2 over two legs in the round of 32 of the Stanbic Uganda Cup.

But Tuesday’s game away at the Tax collectors provides a real test for the U20 Hippos manager as URA sits second top of the log with 36 points garnered in 16 games and have lost just two games this entire season so far.

In the last league outing, KCCA defeated BUL 3-0 at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo to grant Byekwaso his first win as head coach while URA suffered a humiliating 3-1 loss to Express FC at the Betway Muteesa II Stadium, Wakulukuku.

The Tax Collectors have won three of their last four league meetings with KCCA including their 2-1 win over the Kasasiro Boys in the reverse fixtures at Lugogo

A victory over URA could take Morley Byekwaso’s side to 33 points and will remain 4th on the log while URA seek to maintain momentum with current joint leaders Vipers with a victory over the Kasasiro Boys.

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The home side, URA will be blostered by the return of Hudu Mulikyi and Paul Mbowa who missed their last game against Express FC and have no major injury concern for the game.

KCCA will still be without Gift Ali, Mazengo Lloro, John Revita, Brian Aheebwa and Juma Balinya who are nursing injuries.

Squad available for selection:

URA FC: Alionzi, Ssebwalunyo, Katongole, Majwega, Kigongo,Mbowa, Galiwango, Mulikyi,Nyakonjo, Mandela, Mutyaba,Kagimu, Nkuubi, Ojera, Sseruyinda, Sserubiri, Birungi, Cromwell, Dada, Mukwala

KCCA FC: Matovu, Mwirusi, Lukwago, Iguma, Aliro, Obenchan, Kato, Magambo, Kalanzi, Achai, Musana, Musa, Mugume, Jurua, Kigozi, Mazengo, Keziron, Kawooya, Kizza Bukenya, Sserwadda, Poloto, Anukani, Lwanga, Anaku, Ssenyonjo,

What the coaches said in their pre match conferences
Sam Simbwa:

“We have a good record against them in recent years and our aim is to even better it. I trust the boys know what to do and have the conviction.”

Morley Byekwaso:

“We want to maintain our rhythm and that means winning games.We shall go to Ndejje knowing the threat our opponents pose to us.”

“They are joint top on the league table and have been playing well.We have not won against them in the last four league games and we need to get our act together to pick maximum points against them. We are boosted by the return of Musa Ramathan and Mazengo Stefano. This gives us plenty of options.”


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