Saturday 1st October
*KCCA FC Vs Wakiso Giants – Omondi Stadium
*Blacks Power Vs BUL FC – Aki Bua stadium
*Maroons Vs Busoga United – Luzira prisons
*UPDF FC Vs Express FC – Bombo military playgrounds
*URA FC Vs Onduparaka – Nakisunga Saza ground
Sunday 2nd October
*SC Villa Vs Gaddafi FC – Wankulukuku
*KCCA FC will be without Herbert Achai and Peter Magambo for the whole first round with injuries
*Allan Okello and Shaban Muhammad set for their second debuts at the club.
*For Wakiso Giants, they will miss the services of goalkeeper Samson Kirya and Joshua Lubwama who are with the Sand Cranes squad in the COSAFA Beach Soccer tournament.
*Lincoln Mukisa and Andrew Kalyango won’t be part of the team to face KCCA FC due to delayed documentations whereas Grant Matsiko is a doubt coming off an injury.
*KCCA XI – Benjamin Ochan (GK), Hassan Jurua, John Revita, Denis Iguma, Brian Majwega, Ashraf Mugume, Moses Waiswa, Allan Okello, Muhammad Shaban, Tshungu Kakonde, Julius Poloto
*Wakiso Giants XI – Bashir Sekagya (GK), Grant Matsiko, Alex Komaketch, Ambrose Alinda, Ronald Madoi, Lawrence Bukenya, Titus Ssematimba, Hassan Ssenyondo, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Moses Aliro, Frank Ssebufu
Preview: Return of Allan Okello Makes KCCA Genuine Title Contenders
The return of Allan Okello at KCCA FC has made the Kasasiro Boys strong contenders for this year’s title.
The Magic boy left KCCA in 2020 to join Paradou but his spell in Algeria failed to live as advertised, and he has been loaned back to KCCA.
He is gifted with ability to create chances and always reserves time to find the back of the net.
With Shaban Muhammad and Moses Waiswa the other big additions, Morley Byekwaso has no excuse if he fails to deliver to the fans expectations.
And the game against Wakiso Giants come a day after the defending champions were held at home to Bright Stars.
“Our target as KCCA FC is to win trophies and we have used the preseason to see that we put out team in shape so that we can achieve your targets,” said Coach Morley.
“We have boosted up our attacking strength with the addition of players like Okello, Shaban and Waiswa to work more on the creative role. Last season we struggled to convert the few chances we created.”
Byekwaso believes his side is in a good state to collect maximum points having lost to Wakiso Giants on last day of the 2021/22 season.
“Psychologically, we were a bit tortured as we had already lost the championship by the time we faced Wakiso Giants last season,” Morley explained.
“And they found us when we were not settled but this time we are more prepared.”
Wakiso Giants start their new life under head Coach John Luyinda Ayala who will be in charge of his first league game as the manager.
Luyinda replaced Alex Gitta.
“It is exciting to see football back and I believe in the preparations we have had,” Luyinda said.
“We are ready not only for the Saturday clash but the entire season. Playing against KCCA is always tough and it will be but we are mentally and physically ready to battle and optimistic of picking a good result.
“It is going to be a long season and we expect each member of the squad to play a part. The ultimate target is to be competitive and do better than last season and also play an entertaining game that will surely give us the backing on every match day.”
Stats and Head to Head
- KCCA FC won their opening game in the 2021/2022 season against Wakiso Giants with a 3-0 score away from home but lost the reverse fixture by a 1-0 score at home.
KCCA FC 0-1 Wakiso Giants
Wakiso Giants 0-3 KCCA FC
KCCA FC – Wakiso Giants (did not play due to COVID)
Wakiso Giants 1-1 KCCA FC
Wakiso Giants – KCCA FC (did not play)
KCCA FC 1-0 Wakiso Giants