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Startimes UPL: KCCA look set to maintain lead at the top

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? By John Batanude

The Startimes Uganda Premier League second round returns with two games on Thursday as Log leaders KCCA pay courtesy visit to Wakiso Giants at the Kabaka Kyabaggu, Wakiso

With a win in the first round, KCCA FC will be looking forward to making a double over the Wakiso side.

They will hope to utilize the services of returnee and roving left back Mustafa Kizza who will add to their creativity going forward.

The Kasasiro boys sit top of the table with 29 points in 14 games

On the other side Wakiso Giants will not have most of their players from the first round, some having joined other clubs and others with the U20 squad.

They will hope to put up a challenge against the Lugogo side with a boost of a few signings but most notably Tom Masiko, Bashir Ssekagya, Moses Aliro and new signing Paul Willa will all be facing their former Club.

Ahead of the game, Wakiso Giants head coach John Luyinda Ayala spoke to the Club media  saying his side will miss Kasule but it won’t be an excuse;

“We were a little pleased with our performance in the first round. Kasule was one of our best players and although we shall miss him, we can’t use that as an excuse to stop performing.” he said

“We have players within that we feel can replicate what he did in the youngsters Marvin Nyanzi, Marvin Mukiibi and Titus Ssematimba to give us results.” he added

“We are playing a good side with quality but we have a motivator that we are playing at home where we have done well so and we feel the home crowd will push us.”he concluded

The Purple Sharks lay 4th of the log with 25 points, four behind their opponents on the day.

Last game.

Wakiso Giants drew their last game at home 1-1 with Arua Hill while KCCA lost 1-0 away at the Soltilo Bright Stars.

Team news.

The home side will be without four of their stars in Titus Ssematimba, Ronald Madoi and Apollo Kagogwe who are with Uganda Hippos tea preparing for AFCON U20 plus new recruit Lincoln Mukisa’s who hasn’t received his license.

For Paul Willa he is injury free and set to make his debut infront of the Purple Sharks fans.

On the side of  KCCA, Julius Poloto, Ashraf Mugume and Denis Iguma are injured and will not play just like Peter Magambo as he waits documentation issues

Probable Line ups.

Wakiso Giants FC

Samson Kirya (GK), Paul Willa, Alex Komaketch, Ambrose Arinda, Tom Matsiko, Lawrence Bukenya, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Mikidad Ssenyojja, Norman Ojik, Moses Aliro, Frank Ssebuufu

KCCA FC

Benjamin Ochan (GK), Geoffrey Wasswa, Mustapha Mujuzi, Haruna Lukwago, Brian Majwega, Moses Waiswa, Filbert Obenchan, Allan Okello, Muhammed Ssenoga ‘Kagawa’, Shaban Muhammad, Rodgers Mato

Head to Head

2022/23

KCCA FC 3-2 Wakiso Giants

2021/22

KCCA FC 0-1 Wakiso Giants
Wakiso Giants 0-3 KCCA FC

2020/21

Wakiso Giants 1-1 KCCA FC

2019/20

KCCA FC 1-0 Wakiso Giants

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