KCCA F.C hosts URA as the second round returns


After the mid-season break, the Azam Uganda Premier League returns with six second round games lined up on the day.

This follows a one month break that ushered in the new year where the national team, the Uganda Cranes competed at the CHAN 2016 finals held in Rwanda

The mouth of all battles will be witnessed in the heart of Kampala City at Nakivubo stadium when ten time league champions entertain rivals, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) F.C in a match that will be televised live on Azam T.V.

KCCA F.C heads into the fixture top on the 16 team log with a couple of new players on board.

Julius Poloto and Edward Kikonyogo were promoted from their Junior side that plays in the national FUFA Juniors league.

Ceasar Okhuti, Godfrey Sembatya and Farouk Kawooya were acquired from Express and Victoria University respectively.

These will be joined by several players fresh from the 2016 CHAN championship in Rwanda.

Midfielders Muzamiru Mutyaba, Ivan Ntege are expected to make the grade alongside defenders Timothy Awani, Hassan Wasswa Dazzo, Joseph Ochaya and team captain, Dennis Okot Oola.

On the other hand, URA has released midfielder Patrick Ochan and lost defender Richard Kasagga Jjuuko (on semi pro stint in Lebanon) but brought on board three players.

Defenders Joseph Owino and Savio Kabugo were joined by Nicholas Kagaba as the new players at the tax collectors’ side.

There are no fresh injuries reported in either camps.

At the Champions stadium in Mwerwere, home club Bright Stars Football club will play host to Prisons side, Maroons F.C.

This fixture is looked at a rehearsal ahead of the two club’s battle in the Uganda Cup at the round of 16 which will be played at Luzira stadium.

The home side will bank on the experience of three Uganda Cranes CHAN 2016  members; Joseph Nsubuga, team captain Bernard Muwanga and goalkeeper, Mathias Kigonya.

Others expected to light up the day are Anthony Bongole, Lawrence Bajja and the ever fresh winger, Baker Lukooya.

Maroons F.C travel to Matugga with the vivid hope that the club’s talisman, Hood Mulikyi replicates the form expected of him.

Patrick Kaddu is the main intended target for goals as team skipper Slyvester Okello plays it tight at the back for a solid display.

At the Bugembe Stadium in Jinja, Sadolin Paints will entertain Soana F.C.

The first corresponding round match between the two clubs ended goal-less at Kavumba Recreational stadium.

Former BUL F.C striker, Simon Okwi is expected to make his league debut for coach Charles Ayiekho’s side.

At Kakindu stadium in Jinja two, Jinja Municipal Council Hippos will be at home to Sports Club Victoria University.

JMC Hippos will dearly miss the services of their hardworking forward, Walter Bankene but the good news though, Mustapha Mugoya who has missed their previous two mid-season build ups against Kakira United and Iganga Young will be back in action.

At the Nelson Mandela National stadium, Namboole, a new look The Saints F.C host Alex Isabirye’s BUL F.C.

After a massive exodus of players from and to the Saints’s side, the club’s new tactician, Moses Basena is expected to line up a unique squad against BUL F..C.

At Kavumba Recreational stadium in Wakiso, Sam Timbe’s Police F.C plays Lweza F.C.

All the games apart from that live on TV are expected to kick off at 4:30 p.m.

The Match day balls given to the clubs on Monday, 22nd February 2016 are the ones expected to be used during the entire duration of the game.

The football radio, 102. FUFA f.m will be relying timely updates from the all the matches.

Vipers Sports Club is the league defending champion.

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