- Tuesday April 4, 2017
- KCCA Vs Bright Stars – Phillip Omondi stadium @ 4.30pm
KCCA coach Mike Mutebi has dubbed the match against Bright Stars as a must win for his side that has suffered a blip in form.
The Kasasiro are winless in four successive games in all competitions and have drawn their previous two league matches; against Soana (1-1) and Police (2-2).
“Our previous performances have not been satisfactory enough,” admitted Mutebi ahead of Bright Stars game. “And we were supposed to have won those matches but we didn’t unfortunately,” he added.
But I think tomorrow is going to be a springboard to having the next good run. It’s a must win so that it gives players and fans confidence ahead of the game against Al Masry.
With the continental tie against the Egyptians to come four days later, Mutebi says the game will offer a picture into what to expect on Saturday.
The game against Bright Stars will be a precursor for what will happen on Saturday. It’s what we are looking at.
His opposite number Fred Kajoba, whose side also hit a blip and are winless in over five games on the bounce says it’s not the right time to face the reigning champions.
“No doubt about who is favourite but we shall try to stage a fight,” he told Kawowo Sports. “They are champions, they are at home with top quality players and we expect them to come out guns blazing after losing four points out of the previous six but we shall give our best,” he added.
KCCA are expected to ring changes at the back with Habib Kavuma out of the picture since he is suspended for the Al Masry tie thus Timothy Awany returns to the team after sitting out the two games due to a groin injury.
They will also be without midfielders Allan Okello (school duty) and Muzamiru Mutyaba (Malaria) as confirmed by the manager.
A win for the 11-time league winners will see them cut the gap at the top to a single point.
KCCA are second with 43 points, four behind log leaders SC Villa but the Lugogo based side have three games in hand whilst Bright Stars are 9th with 27 points in 23 league games.