KCCA seek to end winless streak in lunch time visit to rejuvenated URA

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Sinan RAJUB SENOGA 

URA FC will seek to aggravate KCCA’s poor run as the two sides face off in the 2pm kick off today at the Mehta Sports Stadium in Lugazi.

KCCA are winless in the last four games across all competitions and have played to three successive 1-1 draws in league against UPDF, Maroons and Blacks Power.

Badru Kaddu will be the man in the KCCA dug out as an interim coach following the resignation of Morley Byekwaso in the aftermath of their elimination from the Stanbic Uganda Cup by Soltilo Bright Stars last Saturday.

KCCA currently sit second on the table with 38 points, five behind leaders SC Villa who have played two games more.

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URA are fifth on the table with 30 points accumulated from 21 games played.

The Tax Collectors have enjoyed a fine form in the second round having five of their last six league games and losing the other.

Team News

URA FC
Defenders Najib Fesali, James Begisa and striker Alfred Leku have successfully returned from injury.

Hassan Kalega and Vianey Sekajugo are both out injured while John Kokas Alou, Hannington Ssebwalunyo, Salim Abdallah are not part of the match day squad.

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Joshua Lubwama is suspended after accumulating three yellow cards.

KCCA FC
Brian Majwega and Usama Arafati are ruled out of the clash due to illness, John Revita remains out of action due to a long term knee injury.

Fillbert Obenchan, Haruna Lukwago, Dominic Ayella and Faisal Wabyoona have all resumed training but will not take part in this encounter.

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What Coaches Say

Sam Timbe (URA FC); “It’s a very important game that we want to win. We shall handle KCCA FC just like any other team and we hope to capitalize on our home advantage. The absence of some of our players like Lubwama and Sekajugo is a blow but we have a huge squad and we are confident anyone that is trusted can ably do the job.”

Badru Kaddu (KCCA FC); “We are fully focused on the Uganda Premier League as it is the only competition we are left to fight for this season. We will not have Haruna Lukwago and Brian Majwega who are out due to illness. However, we have enough replacements to fill the void and we will have a team ready to compete against URA FC.”

Head To Head

The last 25 games between both sides have seen URA FC take the lion’s share of 11 wins. KCCA have won 7 games with the other seven ending in draws.

The reverse fixture early this season ended 1-1 at Lugogo with Derrick Nsibambi scoring for URA before Julius Poloto equalized.

URA have proved to be a boggy side against KCCA having won five of the last eight meetings.

Wednesday Fixtures
Wednesday
• URA FC vs KCCA FC – Lugazi
• SC Villa vs Arua Hill – Wankulukuku
• Onduparaka vs Soltilo Bright Stars – Arua
• UPDF FC vs Vipers – Bombo

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