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UPL: KCCA host BUL as Vipers are at stubborn UPDF

Morley Byekwaso starts his tenure as KCCA FC head coach on Friday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Uganda Premier League
Friday, April 01 @4pm
-UPDF FC vs Vipers SC
-Kitara FC vs Bright Stars FC
-Wakiso Giants FC vs Mbarara City FC

The Uganda Premier League continues on Friday, April 01 with four fixtures lined up.

At Lugogo, KCCA start life without Mike Mutebi when they welcome BUL FC.

Mutebi was let go of on Monday and was replaced by Morley Byekwaso who has been his assistant since 2016.

Byekwaso’s task is to ensure that the Kasasiro Boys are competitive on all fronts, starting with the UPL.

At the time he starts his new role on Friday, the 13-time league winners are 5th on the log, nine points adrift of leaders URA FC.

His side barely had a full strength squad throughout the first round but players have returned and they will be missing just a few of them against a BUL side that is beaming with confidence.

After a terrible start to the first round, the Jinja based side looked to be picking momentum and ended it with seven points out of a possible nine.

In their first round meeting, BUL stunned KCCA 2-1 in Jinja.

At Bombo, UPDF will welcome title chasing Vipers at the Military Barracks Stadium.

The Army side have impressed on their latest return to the top flight and sat top of the pile after five games.

They are a side hard to beat especially at home where they have lost just once all season.

For Vipers, their main target is to keep tabs with leaders URA who sit three points above them.

Two losses in their final two first round games was nothing close to welcome for Fred Kajoba’s side and they will be desperate for victory on Friday.

They have a few concerns heading into the contest with Shaban Muhammad, Bashir Asiku and Bobosi Byaruhanga all unavailable for selection.

In Wakiso, Douglas Bamweyana’s Wakiso Giants host Mbarara City at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium.

Wakiso have been poor so far as they have won only twice in the entire campaign.

However, their issues have not been losing games but rather drawing many as 11 of their 15 games have all ended in stalemates.

Without talisman Viane Ssekajugo who is serving a four-match suspension, the Purple Sharkes will be attempting to get their season finally on track.

For Mbarara, they have also been out of form since the start of the season.

Their three victories coupled with seven losses put them in 13th spot with just 14 points, two away from the relegation zone.

New head coach Livingstone Mbabazi starts life at the Ankole Lions against one of his former sides but will be worried by the fact that captain Hilary Mukundane and Stephen Otheino are both suspended for the game.

The first meeting between these two sides, this season, saw Kipson Atuhaire net the winner as Wakiso scrapped past Mbarara.

The other game on the day will see Kitara host Bright Stars at Kavumba.

It promises to be an interesting affair as both sides host their games at the same venue.

With Bright Stars having consistency issues, Kitara are looking like a side that will play in the Bug League next season.

At the start of the day, Bright Stars are in 10th spot with 17 points while Kitara sit bottom having gathered just 5 points all season.


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