KCCA Vs Vipers: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Saturday, October 22
•KCCA FC Vs Vipers SC – Lugogo
•Arua Hill Vs Maroons – Barifa Stadium

Team News
•KCCA FC welcome back Denis Iguma to the squad that will face Vipers, he last played a game for the Kasasiro boys last season.
•Shaban Mohammed and Brian Aheebwa will have to pass a late fitness test if they are to feature on the 18-man rooster.
•Brian Kayanja is ruled out after sustaining a knock in training while youngster Saidi Mayanja remains out as he is still serving his ban of five games after bleaching the club code of conduct.
•For Vipers SC, they will miss the services of midfielder Siraje Ssentamu who is still nursing an hamstring injury.
•Ibrahim Orit also is ruled out as he is in the recovery process from a strain sustained on the shoulder.
•They welcome back Frank Zaga Tumwesigye who missed the TP Mazembe tie due to malaria.

Probable Lineups

KCCA FC XI – Benjamin Ochan (GK), Haruna Lukwago, Brian Majwega, John Revita, Geoffrey Wasswa, Ashraf Mugume, Dennis Iguma, Moses Waiswa, Allan Okello, Muhammad Shaban, Tisungu Kakonde

Vipers XI – Alfred Mudekereza (GK), Ashraf Mandela, Disan Galiwango, Livingston Mulondo, Murshid Juuko, Marvin Youngman, Olivier Osomba, Bright Anukani, Milton Kariisa, Yunus Ssentamu, Abdul Lumala

Preview: Morley Byekwaso Under Pressure

Coach Morley Byekwaso

Early this week, KCCA Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago who doubles as the Club Patron warned the team players and coaches that they will not entertain what he termed as ‘sloppiness.’

Lukwago was speaking during the Club’s unveiling of CHINT as their new shirt sponsor, a deal that will see KCCA acquire floodlights to host night games starting in the second round.

The comments were in the wake of KCCA FC’s 3-1 away defeat to Arua Hill, a result that left the club fans wanting Morley’s head.

Their opening 3-2 win over Wakiso Giants was not convincing, especially in the manner in which they gave away two goals.

And the visit of Vipers who just sealed a ticket to CAF Champions League groups, is surely coming at a wrong timing.

Morley is still figuring out a couple of things, mostly in the way his team should be assembled especially with his four main signings Shaban Muhammad, Allan Okello, Moses Waisswa and Tisungu Kakonde who are yet to find a spark.

And a loss against their big rival and title contender Vipers, will leave Byekwaso’s future at KCCA under scrutiny.

“The players know the magnitude of the game as we are playing a team that has already qualified to the group stages of the CAF Champions League,” said Byekwaso.

“We need to be more effective as we want to achieve a positive result in the game. We need to pull up our socks and play well for a positive result.

“We have tried to rectify our mistakes in the way we have been training and I think we shall be able to pick a victory against Vipers.”

Vipers have been head over shoulders after securing a Champions League ticket, having knocked out TP Mazembe in shootouts in what is surely the biggest result in the Club’s history.

All focus this season for Vipers, who added two more Congolese players this week, is CAF Champions League.

But with the groups secured, focus will be shifted to the league where they started with a goalless draw at home against Bright Stars.

Vipers head coach Roberto Oliviera anticipates a tougher game.

“We don’t expect an easy game, we just have to be ready to work hard. The quality they have and their coach is exceptional. It’s always a tough game,” said Robertinho.

“Our players know we have an incredible challenge as it is a difficult game for both teams as they will perform on a high level.”

Vipers have a better head to head record against KCCA in recent past having beaten the side at Lugogo last season with Caeser Manzoki and Milton Karisa on target to complete a comeback after Denis Iguma had given KCCA a lead.

Head to head

KCCA 1-2 Vipers
Vipers 2-2 KCCA

Kcca 1-2 Vipers
Vipers 1-0 Kcca

Vipers 0-0 Kcca
Kcca 1-0 Vipers

Kcca 1-1 Vipers
Vipers 1-1 kcca

Vipers 3-2 Kcca
Kcca 3-1 Vipers

Kcca 1-2 Vipers
Vipers 2-1 Kcca

Kcca 0-0 Vipers
Vipers 2-2 Kcca

Kcca 0-2 Vipers
Vipers 2-2 Kcca

Kcva 2-1 Vipers
Vipers 2-1 Kcca

Kcca 1-0 Vipets
Vipers 2-1 Kcca

Vipers 2-1 Kcca
Kcca 0-1 Vipers



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