MATCH PREVIEW: UPDF FC vs KCCA FC

By: Moses Magero
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StarTimes Uganda Premier League

UPDF FC vs KCCA FC

Bombo Military Barracks Ground

Thursday, December 28th, 2023

4:00 pm

KCCA FC visit UPDF FC on match day 13 of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League 2023–24 season.

Hosts UPDF FC lie just a position above the bottom of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table after 12 league games.

UPDF FC has not won a game in the last six games played. They have only managed to pick up a point in the last six games, which came in a home fixture against Mbarara City FC.

The army side lost 2-1 to Bright Stars FC in their previous league game.

KCCA FC were 2-1 winners over SC Villa in the previous league game at Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.

The Cityzens will be hoping they can pick their second win away from home in as many games for the first time this season.

KCCA FC were 1-0 winners over UPDF FC in Bombo last term. The army side would later force a stalemate in a late-drama encounter at MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo, in the second leg.

The 13-time Uganda Premier League Champions will be hoping they can win their third game in a row for the first time this term when they visit UPDF in Bombo in the final fixture for either side in 2023.

Mujuzi Musitafa in an aerial duel with a UPDF FC player last season in Bombo

Statistics #UPDFKCCA

In the previous eight meetings, KCCA FC has won five times, while UPDF has never won a game against KCCA FC.

Both sides have shared spoils three times in eight meetings.

KCCA FC has scored 17 goals in the last 8 meetings, while UPDF FC has scored 5.

Form Guide (KCCA FC)

SC Villa 1-2 KCCA FC

KCCA FC 3-0 Soltilo Bright Stars

Mbarara City FC 2-1 KCCA FC

KCCA FC 6-1 Gaddafi FC

Busoga United FC 2-1 KCCA FC

Form Guide (UPDF FC)

Bright Stars 2-1 UPDF FC

UPDF FC 1-1 Mbarara City FC

Gaddafi FC 2-1 UPDF FC

UPDF FC 0-1 Vipers SC

Arua Hill SC 2-0 UPDF FC

Team News: #UPDFKCCA

Peter Magambo

Kizza Mustafa is ruled out of the trip to Bombo. The left back pulled a hamstring in the build-up to the derby game against SC Villa and has since been involved in light training.

Julius Poloto and Peter Magambo are involved in light training. The pair has been working on the sidelines and has yet to take part in full team training.

Emilson Gonzaga is ruled out due to a long-term injury.

Available Team: #UPDFKCCA

Ochan, Mutebi, Emojong, Bruno, Haruna, Obenchan, Mujuzi, Ogwang, Achai, Mubezi, Atube, Sserunjogi, Waiswa, Mugume, Mwanje, Wabyoona, Cungulo Gui, Saidi, Yiga, Ettiene, Ayella, Usama, Shaban, Abu, Gabriel, Mubiru, and Loki

The Head coach, Abdallah Mubiru, caught up with this website ahead of #UPDFKCCA and said,

Abdallah Mubiru

We are focused on taking it a game at a time. Our focus is to ensure that we perform better than we did in the previous game. We have emphasized it to the players that we need to work as a unit and togetherness will be an important aspect for us this season. Kizza and Magambo are ruled out but the rest of the players are in contention to feature against UPDF FC.

Abdallah Mubiru

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