Football

KCCA aim to seal quarter final slot against Maroons

DAVID GOMBE

KCCA FC will be seeking to seal a place in the quarterfinals of the Stanbic Uganda Cup when they host Maroons in the second leg of the round of 16 on Wednesday.

The Lugogo outfit beat Maroons 2-0 in the first leg held at the Prisons grounds in Luzira.

KCCA FC players celebrate one of their first leg goals against Maroons

Maroons who beat Terrazo and Tiles 7-1 in the previous round will need a miracle to eject KCCA FC who carry a 2-0 first leg advantage.

To reach this stage, the joint competition record holders KCCA FC smashed Nyamityobora 5-2 on aggregate during a two legged round of 32 contest.

KCCA FC captain Charles Lukwago comfortably gathers the ball at Luzira

This will be the 14 meeting g between the two sides, KCCA FC winning 10, lost once and two games have ended in stalemates.

In the previous six games at Lugogo, the home side has managed five wins with the other ending in a draw.

Morley Byekwaso’s side will welcome back assistant captain Julius Poloto and Ashraf Mugume who have missed the last games through respective injuries.

The hosts will however miss the services of defender Filbert Obenchan, Charles Lwanga, Brian Aheebwa and Samuel Ssenyonjo due to injuries.

The visitors will be boosted by the return of creative midfielder Emmanuel Olinga. They will again miss the services of Fred Amaku, Olega Ceasor, Nelson Mandela and Amanya Junior through respective injuries.

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