KCCA Coach Mike Mutebi is wary of Police ahead of the two side’s meeting at Nakivubo stadium on Saturday afternoon.
In a pre-match interview with upl.co.ug, Mutebi stated the Cops have a good coach as well a good a team that blends youth with experience and thus we expect a tough game.
“Police is a good team,” he stated. “They have an experienced coach, with good mix of youth and experience,” he added.
The hosts head into the game without defenders Lawrence Kasadha and Hassan Wasswa Dazo, midfielder Ivan Ntege who are out injured.
Attacking midfielder Muzamiru Mutyaba is also doubtful with a bout of malaria but long term absentee Sakka Mpiima is back and will be in the match day squad.
Table leaders KCCA are six points above fifth placed Police who have played one more game.
KCCA targets Rahmat Ssenfuka and goalie Douglas Kisembo will hope to put up an impressive performance.
At Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku, Express host relegation threatened SC Victoria University seeking to keep pace with the Kasasiro.
Fourth at the moment, maximum points from the game will lift them to second on 35 points same as Vipers who drew 2-2 with SC Villa on Friday.
SC VU are third from bottom on the 16 team log with 19 points and victory will see them leapfrog The Saints who are not in action.
Muhammad Nsereko owned side won the first round game at Namboole.
Elsewhere, Simba begin life without suspended Coach Morley Byekwaso with a home date against Lweza.
The Oranje who shockingly lost 1-0 to Sadolin Paints in their last outing will rely on veterans Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Sula Bagala, Moses Ndaula and Yudah Mugalu for his inspiration.
At Kakindu, Bright Stars travel without ill coach Fred Kajoba thus assistant Paul Kiwanuka will be in charge.
“It’s a tough trip but we want to win the game and dedicate the points our coach,” said Kiwanuka who was in charge before Kajoba took over.
The two sides are separated by a point and slot with JMC Hippos seventh on 29 points whilst Bright Stars are adrift respectively.
Saturday April 2, 2016 @ 4pm
KCCA vs Police – Nakivubo
Express Vs SC VU – Wankulukuku
Simba Vs Lweza – Bombo
JMC Hippos Vs Bright Stars – Kakindu
Soana Vs Bul – Kavumba Recreation Ground