Saturday 8th October
Arua Hill Vs KCCA FC – Barifa stadium
Express FC Vs URA FC – Wankulukuku
BUL FC Vs UPDF FC – Njeru
- New signing Paul Musamali set to face his former side KCCA
- A couple of new signings – Isaac Okello, Denis Andama, Martin Ssenkooto, Reagan Mpande, Ibrahim Musa, Gadafi Kacancu are also expected to make their debuts.
- For the visitors, defender Mustafa Mujuzi is likely to make his debut at the kasasiro boys with Charles Lwanga joining the traveling squad having missed the opener.
- Midfielder Emmanuel Wasswa is ruled out as he is rested after the loss of his father as Saidi Mayanja is also ruled out due to disciplinary issues.
- Julius Poloto who spent the rest of last season behind injured is ruled out as he is in the recovery process lacking match fitness.
*Arua Hill XI – Richard Anyama (GK), Rashid Toha, Paul Musamali, Rashid Muhammad, Farouk Musisi, Gadaffi Kacancu, Gadafi Wahab, Rashid Kawawa, Innocent Maduku, Ibrahim Faizul, Reagan Mpande
*KCCA FC XI – Ali Mwirusi (GK), Haruna Lukwago, Brian Majwega, John Revita, Geoffrey Wasswa, Ashraf Mugume, Moses Waiswa, Allan Okello, Ssenoga Muhammad, Muhammad Shaban, Tisungu Kakonde
Preview: Arua Hill out to stop KCCA FC
Livingston Mbabazi’s Arua Hill FC will play their first game in the 2022/2023 season at home against KCCA FC on Saturday 8th October.
Their would be opponent on match-day One Kyetume was relegated to Regional League due to license issues.
The West Nile based club are eager to stop the Kasasiro boys as they seek to get off the mark.
KCCA FC were victorious in their first game against Arua Hill by a 1-0 score courtesy of a goal from Davis Kasirye at their home and drew 0-0 in Kampala.
Club captain Rashid Toha has expressed the team’s readiness despite the fact that they face a tougher opponent.
“The first game will always play a huge part in the way you want your season to move and w are playing a tough team of KCCA FC the only one to win against us at Barifa but we are ready to see that we give out all our best for the three points in tomorrow’s game,” said Toha.
“It’s been a long pre season break but finally we get to play our first game against KCCA FC on Saturday. The pre season has been okay as we have been together for a while and the boys are ok and set for the first game.”
New club recruits like Paul Musamali and Gadaffi Kacancu will be hoping for a good start at the club.
“The new recruits have settled in well as you know in West Nile we are welcoming and friendly to everyone. They are enjoying life at the club as we have helped them get used to the environment in Arua,” Toha added.
KCCA FC started their season with a 3-2 win against Wakiso Giants and will look forward to maintaining a perfect run in order to start their tittle hunt as early as possible.
Head coach Morley Byekwaso has embarked on rectifying the mistakes he observed in a 3-2 win and he looks forward to rectifying for maximum points.
“The boys are in good shape as we reached safely in Arua having travelled in the late nigh hours. We played out first game against Wakiso Giants which was not so good but we managed to win. We had some few mistakes which we shall have to rectify in the game tomorrow for positive results,” said Coach Morley.
KCCA FC have never lost a game against Arua Hill as they managed to avoid a loss in their two games they played last season.
Head to head
Arua Hill 0-1 KCCA FC
KCCA FC 0-0 Arua Hill