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KCCA Vs Onduparaka: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Tuesday 2nd May
KCCA FC Vs Onduparaka , Lugogo – 4 Pm

Vipers SC Vs Gaddafi , St. Mary’s stadium Kitende – 7 Pm


Team News
For KCCA, Usama Arafati trained with the team and is available for selection having missed the trip to Gaddafi due to illness.

Rogers Mato also trained with the first team this week after his harmstring injury, but he will need a late fitness test if he is to feature against Onduparaka.

Dominic Ayella suffered a knock in training and will miss tuesday’s encounter while Brian Aheebwa was granted leave to attend to a family issue.

Youngster Faisal Wabyoona continues with individual training to attain match fitness while defender John Revita is still a long term absentee.

For Onduparaka, they welcome back Abonga Dominic, who missed the past games.

Ezra Bida and Gaddafi Gadihno are ruled out due to respective injuries.

John Rogers is the other player, who will sit out due to accumulated cards.

Probable Lineups
KCCA FC – Benjamin Ochan GK, Mustafa Mujuzi, Mustafa Kizza, Haruna Lukwago, Goefrey Wasswa, Denis Iguma, Moses Waiswa, Brian Majwega, Saidi Mayanja, Allan Okello, Shaban Muhammad

Onduparaka – Mathias Okello GK, Yakin Rashid, Aziz Mandela, William Gama, Bernard Ndifuna, Rashid Okocha, Alex Adriko, Denis Ojara, Harold Kakooza, Emmanuel Oketch, Oloro Nathan

Preview: Flying KCCA target top spot as troubled Onduparaka visits

KCCA will be targeting top spot when they welcome bottom side Onduparaka at Lugogo on Tuesday.

The Lugogo based have been in hot form ever since the arrival of head coach Jackson Mayanja, picking back to back wins in the league.

First, they outclassed leaders SC Villa with a 4-1 win in what was Mayanja’s first game at home, before picking a vital 1-0 against Gaddafi over the weekend in Jinja, thanks to Julius Poloto’s strike.

The two wins have seen them move to 44 points in the second position and they are just two below leaders SC Villa, who have played two games more.

And on tuesday, there will be no room to slip as a win will see them leapfrog Villa, who will be visiting Maroons the following day.

Ahead of the game, Mayanja said

“We have got the games coming in thick and fast and that means we have got to have squad rotation. I believe in these players and I will give everyone a chance so long as they are fit and ready to play. It is up to the players to show that they can step up and compete for slots on the team.

Against Onduparaka, they welcome a side that is fighting for life as they are rock bottom.

And Mayanja’s charges, having picked back to back wins are now rejuvenated as they keep eyes on the big prize.

At home, Infront of their home fans, KCCA will be seeking for more points as they seek to keep pressure on leaders Villa.

On the other hand, the Visitors, Onduparaka are now fighting for life to save their season.

Time is running up for the Westnile based club as their faint hopes of surviving relegation are running out each day.

They are at the bottom, with just 14 points from 23 games and that explains how poor they have been throughout the season.

And even in their recent home game, they needed a late Emmanuel Oketch strike to pick a 2-all draw against neighbors Arua Hill at home.

The visit to KCCA is another big test for them, against a side that has sights on the big prize.

And a big test awaits them at a venue they have not tested any victory ever since joining the top flight league.

Stats
KCCA are currently 2nd with 44 points after 22 games.

They have picked two wins in their last six league games (w2, L1, D3).

For Onduparaka, they are rock bottom with just 14 points collected from 23 games.

They have picked just one win in their last six league games. (W1, D1, L4)

Head to head

2022/23
KCCA Vs Onduparaka…….

Onduparaka 0-2 KCCA FC

2021/22
KCCA 3-1 Onduparaka
Onduparaka 1-1 KCCA FC

2020/2021

KCCA FC 8-0 Onduparaka
Onduparaka 0-1 KCCA FC

2019/2020

KCCA FC 4-0 Onduparaka
Onduparaka – KCCA FC – Not played due to covid

2018/2019
Onduparaka 0-2 KCCA FC
KCCA FC 1-0 Onduparaka

2017/2018
KCCA FC 4-1 Onduparaka
Onduparaka 1-1 KCCA FC

2016/2017
Onduparaka 2-1 KCCA FC
KCCA FC 7-0 Onduparaka

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