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KCCA-Vipers Game! Gift Ali return a boost: Aheebwa, Magambo, Mwanje & Kasozi are a doubt

By Marvin Ocol

KCCA FC visit Vipers SC this afternoon in the top of the table tie in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende. The visitors sit top of the league table and travel to Kitende aware they have never won a game away to Vipers. Therefore, the 13 time Uganda Premier League Champions will be looking for their first win at the stadium. However, they boast of an unbeaten run in 8 league games. The 13 time Uganda Premier League Champions have collected 22 points from 8 games, picking up seven wins and a draw. Vipers SC have 16 points from seven games played this term. The Venoms lost to the tax collectors last weekend at home and will have to have their A game if they are to stop a relentless KCCA FC side that is yet to lose a game this term. Morley Byekwaso will be facing Vipers SC for the very first side since he was confirmed as full manager of KCCA FC. Former KCCA FC player Bright Anukani who is now at Vipers SC will be facing his former employers for the very first time since leaving the club. Seven KCCA FC players Derrick Ochan, Innocent Wafula, Andrew Kawooya, Ashraf Mugume, Samuel Ssenyonjo, Geofrey Wasswa and Davis Kasirye if selected for the game on Sunday will all be facing their former employer Vipers SC.

Statistics

In the last 22 games between both sides, KCCA FC has won 6, Vipers has won 11 and both side have shared spoils 6 times.

KCCA FC has scored 26 goals while Vipers has scored 31 in the last 22 games between both sides.

Team News

Gift Ali is back. The midfielder sat out the game against BUL FC but has returned from injury and will feature in the match day squad.

Brian Aheebwa, Peter Magambo, Mwanje Elvis and Samson Kigozi have resumed light training. However, the game comes a little early for the quartet.

Brian Kayanja and Emmanuel Alex Wasswa are all ruled out due to long term injuries.

Brian Majwega and Julius Poloto will miss the game due to a hamstrings picked up in the games against UPDF FC and Arua Hill respectively.

Available Squad

Benjamin Ochan, D. Ochan, Mwirusi, Wafula, Musa, Juma Ibrahim, Achai, Jurua, Iguma, G. Wasswa, Revita, Mazengo, Mato, Gift Ali, Mugerwa, Mugume, Kawooya, Ayella, Kasirye, Usama, Lwanga, Bukenya, Ssenyonjo and Anaku.

Morley Byekwaso – KCCA FC Manager

This will be a big test for us as we play one of the top title contenders. We have to have our A game against them and i think the team that will have the right tactics will take the day. We need to get more clinical in front of the goal. If we can get to score more goals then we will be unplayable. I have told my players to handle the game as we have been handling all other games. We shall have Gift Ali back in this game. He has responded well from a knock he picked in Arua and he will be part of the match day squad.

Credit: kccafc.co.ug

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