Maroons Vs KCCA FC: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Friday 28th October
*Maroons Vs KCCA FC – Luzira
*Onduparaka Vs Express FC – Bombo, 2pm
*Blacks Power Vs Arua Hill – Akii Bua stadium
*SC Villa Vs Busoga United – Wankulukuku

Team News

  • Maroons FC will miss the services of midfielder Brian Nkuubi who is with the Sand Cranes in AFCON Beach Soccer.
  • Jacob Okao is sidelined with Typhoid and will not make the match-day Squad
    -Godwin Kitagenda is back from a knee injury while the duo of Umar Kyebatala (Uganda Kobs) and Sula Mpanga (Uganda Hippos) are back in the team.
  • For KCCA FC, they will miss Shaban Muhammad who is ruled out after suffering a knock in the Vipers game.
  • Midfielder Faisal Wabyoona travelled with the Uganda Hippos for U20 AFCON qualifier tournament in Sudan.
  • Brian Aheebwa will require a late fitness test after recovering from an injury, Brian Kayanja is ruled out while youngster Saidi Mayanja is still serving his suspension for bleaching the club’s code of conduct.

Probable Lineups

*Maroons XI – Simon Tamale (GK), David Ndihabwe, Ceaser Olega, Frederick Kigozi, Felix Okot, Patrick Bayiga, Ronald Orombi, Samson Kigozi, Isaac Mpagi, Fred Amaku, Solomon Walusimbi

*KCCA FC XI – Benjamin Ochan (GK), Filbert Obenchan, Brian Majwega, Mustafa Mujuzi, Geoffrey Wasswa, Ashraf Mugume, Dennis Iguma, Allan Okello, Moses Waiswa, Rodgers Mato, Tisungu Kakonde

Preview: KCCA Want To Build On Vipers Win

KCCA FC will take a short trip to Luzira to face Maroons in a league meeting at the Prisons playgrounds.

KCCA beat Vipers in their last league game

The Kasasiro boys will be out to seek for maximum points against stubborn Maroons who are yet to lose a game at home.

KCCA FC head coach Morley Byekwaso has dubbed Maroons as a stubborn side but he has backed by his confidence on the preparations and how they played against Vipers as a push factor which will help them overcome the prisons side.

“We play against Maroons in a game which is very demanding, we need to work extremely hard for positive results,” Byekwaso said.

“They are a very stubborn side but if we play the way we played against Vipers then we shall be able to collect maximum points.

“The boys are in good shape, the environment is favourable and we only need to put more concentration and focus on the game for maximum points.

“Our only worry is if we fail to lift ourselves against a small team then questions will be asked again. We are going to go all out as we are taking a serious route for us to be on the top of the table and we need to be more serious to overcome a stubborn team.”

Byekwaso got a sigh of relief after his side did just enough to overcome defending champions Vipers 1-0 at Lugogo, after being on pressure following their 3-1 loss away to Arua Hill.

The KCCA fans carried placards asking the management to sack Byekwaso, and his job is not yet safe unless he can thread a good run of results.

Against Maroons, they face a side that has had a mixed start to the season – They also lost 3-1 away to Arua Hill FC but they then carry an unbeaten run at home as they are also yet to concede a goal with new recruit Simon Tamale proving his worth in goal.

Maroons players in training

Maroons have played two games at home and have managed to win 5-0 against Busoga United and also picking a 0-0 draw against Wakiso Giants.

Midfielder Belmos Opio has called upon his fellow teammates to stage a fighting spirit and bounce back to winning ways.

“We have to strive so hard, focus and make sure that we win this game, it must be a positive result to make our supporters happy in Luzira,” said Opio.

KCCA FC are yet to lose a single game against Maroons in their last eight meetings as they have won six and managed two draws.

Head to head

KCCA FC 0-0 Maroons
Maroons 0-0 KCCA FC

Maroons 0-1 KCCA FC
KCCA FC 6-1Maroons

Maroons 1-3 KCCA FC
KCCA FC 2-1 Maroons



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