KCCA Vs UPDF: Shaban returns as KCCA aspire to keep title defense alive

Shaban’s availability gives KCCA FC more options going forward

By: Erias Kayondo

Second placed KCCA FC will an in form UPDF side on a mission to beat relegation.

In their previous game, KCCA FC drew 1-1 with Mbarara city FC at Lugogo while UPDF FC defeated URA with a 1-0 win at the Army grounds in Bombo.

The Lugogo based side has drawn 2 of their last 5 games and winning the other 3 while UPDF FC has won 2 of their last 5 games, lost one and drawn the other 2 games.

Form guide:

KCCA FC: D W W D W

UPDF FC: W D D L W

The first round fixture between these two sides saw them lock horns in a 1-1 draw at the Army grounds in Bombo.

The Kasasiro boys will be boosted by the return of forward Shaban Muhammad from injury while midfielder Ibrahim Saddam Juma remains sidelined with an injury but he is back to rehabilitation with light training.

For the army side, left back Isaa Mubiru is sidelined with an ankle injury and Johnson Lumansi is his potential replacement.

The 12th placed UPDF FC will rise to 9th if they scoop a win, whereas victory for KCCA FC will help them close the gap on table leaders with 43 points and they will also leapfrog Vipers sc to the second position on the logo of 16 teams.

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