It will be a battle for supremacy at the Star Times stadium in Lugogo on Wednesday between defending champions KCCA FC and table leaders Police FC in the Azam Uganda Premier League.
Speaking during the pre-match conference at Lugogo, the hosts’ coach Mike Mutebi said he expects a tough competition from the visitors who also double as table leaders.
“We play table leaders and they are not at the top by accident. We expect them to put up a good fight,”Mutebi told journalists on Tuesday.
Abdallah Mubiru was the boss at KCCA FC before he was shown the exit and appointed Police coach and the Saturday game will be one where he will try to prove a point to his former paymasters at Lugogo.
However, he said he expects the journey to Lugogo not to be smooth as adding that playing defending champions is the ultimate test that his team has always longed for in their quest to win the league they last won in 2005.
“We expect a tough game from our opponents but this is a chance to gauge ourselves against the champions. We shall overcome them,”Mubiru said.
He adds that the fact that his team will be playing the defending champions will motivate them to do better and overcome any obstacle. Team news According to Mike Mutebi most of his players are available for selection, save for Samuel Kayongo,Paul Musmali and Jackson Nunda who will be out with injuries but believes the players available can finish off the job for him.
For Abdallah Mubiru, there are no injuries in the Police FC camp adding that it will be a tough job for him to select the starting eleven.
“For the first time, I am going to make the first eighteen tomorrow,”Mubiru says.
Recent form KCCA FC who are fourth on the Azam Uganda Premier League table have won twice of the last five games they have played, collecting eight points out of the possible sixteen.
However, on the other side, the table leaders Police FC have lost only five points from their last five outings in which they have collected ten points. In their previous game, KCCA FC romped new league entrants Masavu FC by six goals to nil whereas Police made a comeback to hold Luzira based Maroons to a two all draw at Namboole.