3 min read
09 Dec

Friday Fixtures

KCCA vs Express FC – MTN Omondi stadium, Lugogo 4pm (Sanyuka Prime TV)

Wakiso Giants vs Busoga United – Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium, Wakiso 2pm (FUFA TV)

As one of the biggest fixtures in the central region of Uganda and in particular at the center of the Kampala Capital City, the Giants KCCA and legendary Express renew rivalry at the MTN Philip Omondi stadium, Lugogo with both targeting all three points.

The previous six fixtures between both sides have all ended in stalemate. Both sides have previously met twenty-seven times. KCCA FC has recorded 10 wins while Express has managed to secure 4.

KCCA FC has won 7 games, lost twice, and shared spoils once in nine games this season. Express FC has secured 4 wins, two draws, and 4 losses in the league this season.

KCCA FC were 2-0 winners over Onduparaka FC away in the previous league game last Friday. Express FC lost 1-0 to Arua Hill SC at home in Wankulukuku.

KCCA come into the game on the back of some good form and a win will automatically see them climb to the summit of the 15-team league.

For Express FC, it’s a different case as they have lost their last three games on the bounce and a fourth defeat could leave James Odoch under enormous pressure.

Furthermore, the Red Eagles will be seeking to avoid a fourth consecutive defeat having lost to Bright Stars, Wakiso Giants, and Arua Hill in the previous three games.

The KCCA FC tactician Coach Morley Byekwaso doesn’t read into the Red Eagles form and expects a tough contest but one he believes his charges can win.

“It is a derby and such games are of a huge magnitude. We know what is at stake and we want to win,” he told the club media.

“If we focus on playing well, we know the results will come. We need to focus on our principles and if we get that right on the day then we shall win.”

Odoch wants the bard run to immediately end as he feels a big club can’t slump any further.

“I must admit that we are not in a good situation having lost our last consecutive three games it is indeed a poor run for such a big club. In training this week we have tried so much to rectify the mistakes we have been doing especially in defense.”

They must however do it without their most in form player at the moment, Allan Kayiwa who is out injured.

Team News.

Dominic Ayella has completed his senior six exams and is back training with the reserve side

John Revita continues with light work on the field. The defender picked up a knock in training and had been sidelined for the previous three weeks.

Fillbert Obenchan is ruled out of this game. The defender picked up a knock in the previous game against Onduparaka and has not been able to take part in training since.
Denis Iguma will miss this fixture because he is away on compassionate leave.

Ochan. B, Ochan. D, Mwirusi, Mujuzi, Lukwago, Majwega, Wasswa. G, Atube, Wabyoona, Ayella, Mugume, Wasswa. E, Mayanja, Poloto, Kagawa, Okello, Waiswa, Usama, Kankonde, Lwanga, Kayanja, Mato, Shaban and Aheebwa

Currently, Eight points separate the Red Eagles and the Kasasiro Boys on the 15-team SUPL log with the former positioned ninth with 14 points compared to the latter’s 22 points in the third position.

What's your prediction?

BY: ABAS HAMZA - Dailywestnile.info 
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