- Wednesday April 19, 2017
- KCCA Vs URA – Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo @ 4.30pm
Fresh from reaching the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup, KCCA will be eager to reclaim table leadership when they play hosts to giants, URA at Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo.
Second on the log with 46 points, the Kasasiro will move to the league summit if they avoid defeat against a side that won the reverse fixture 1-0 at Mehta Grounds, Lugazi.
Mike Mutebi made the point clear insisting the biggest season target is to retain the league title and is aware of how important it is to beat the Tax Collectors, prior to visiting their major title rivals SC Villa who lost to Kirinya Jinja SS on Tuesday.
“You do not jump; you start by walking so the emphasis is to try and retain the league title and perform well in the Uganda Cup,” he said. “Playing on the continent is an additional incentive,” he added.
Habib Kavuma and Timothy Awany are expected to keep their starting places after impressing in the penalty shootout win to Al Masry, after the two missed the 5-2 win over Kataka in Mbale.
It remains unknown on who will lead the striking force between youngster Derrick Nsibambi and veteran Geoffrey Sserunkuma but the former was preferred away in Egypt.
Meanwhile, Ibrahim Kirya, who is yet to lose a league game since replacing Kefa Kisala at URA, has demanded a swift reaction from his charges after back to back disappointing results against Express last week.
“They know the task at hand,” he said. “We may not be close to the top but we need to collect as many points as we can. We respect KCCA as champions but we know we can match them,” he added.
Bokota Labama Kamana and Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza are expected to lead the hunt for goals for a side that sits 3rd on the log with 40 points.