- Saturday February 25, 2017
- KCCA Vs Onduparaka – Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo @ 4pm
Ahead of their clash at the Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo on Saturday, KCCA and Onduparaka are talking big.
The two face off in one of the two league games on the day with the hosts eager to consolidate top spot after their rivals faltered while the visitors want to make a statement of intent by earning a double over the champions.
KCCA number one, Benjamin Ochan admits his side have respect for the Caterpillars who sit 3rd on the log with 29 points in 17 games but says being at home gives them courage to go for maximum points and avenge the first round defeat.
“First of all, we respect Onduparaka, they are a strong team with good players and that’s why they beat us in the first leg in Arua,” Ochan told www.kccafc.co.ug.
“I believe we have been excellent at home and it’s important that we do not lose points at home therefore this will automatically motivate us ahead of tomorrow’s game,” Ochan added.
It will not be an easy game given the fact that Onduparaka fans will come in big numbers but we are ready for the challenge and the pressure that comes with it.
Onduparaka defender, Rashid Toha, who returns to the team after a knock picked up against Proline a couple of weeks ago kept him out of two games says the team is motivated ahead of the tie.
“We are prepared for the game,” he said in a pre-match press conference. “KCCA are good a team but what gives us confidence is the win we got off them in the reverse fixture,” he added.
We shall give them the respect as defending champions but not fear. All we want is give our fans a good game.
Onduparaka’s last visit to Lugogo saw them lose 3-1 to Proline in a tie striker Ceaser Okhuti, on loan from KCCA missed a penalty.
They play the Kasasiro minus their best player, Muhammad Shaban who is suspended for the duel due to accumulation of bookings but they still look dangerous with Gadafi Wahab, Kabon Living and Gadafi Gadinho.
With Okhuti ineligible to play his parent side and Shaban out, Fahad Toko is expected to lead the line for the visitors who are targeting an 8th win of the season.
KCCA also have no striker Derrick Nsibambi (injury) and Tom Masiko but in Muzamiru Mutyaba, Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Robert Ssentongo and Joseph Ochaya, they have threatening players the visitors must watch out for.