Reigning StarTimes Uganda Premier League champions KCCA visit Bright Stars on Tuesday, January 14th at the Kavumba Recreation Grounds, looking to pile more pressure on league leaders Vipers.
However, the biggest challenge they face is a number of players are still unavailable due to failure to have their licenses processed ahead of the game.
The Kasasiro Boys edged Mbabrara FC 1-0 to register their first league win against the Ankole Lions, though, they only had 16 players available for the game.
Ahead of their trip to Kavumba, Mike Mutebi confirmed to the media that a good number of players still had issues with their licences.
“Quite a number of players have been affected by licences such as Julius Poloto, Sunday Opilo, Sadat Anaku but if they go through, they might feature.”
“If not, we have other players that are available that shall represent us tomorrow,” Mutebi said during his pre-match press conference at Lugogo.
With the storm around the future of KCCA renegades Allan Okello and Mustafa Kizza cooling, Mutebi also confirmed that the duo will still not play, but also said that he is confident the players will extend their contracts.
“We are not under any pressure, we shall do it at the right time to extend contacts of all our players at the same time. The club has already put offers for all that are going to extend their contracts,” Mutebi said.
Bright Stars registered their second victory of the season, as they downed BUL Bidco 1-0 at Kavumba on Friday. And victory against KCCA will see them climb out of the relegation zone for the first time this season.
KCCA, on the other hand, will be looking for their 12th win of the season, potentially closing the gap against leaders Vipers to a single point if they fail to win in their fixture against bottom side Proline.
Bright Stars have not defeated KCCA in their last five fixtures, but three of those have ended in draws. Overall, KCCA is yet to lose against Bright Stars, in their eleven meetings.
Steven Sserwadda’s 63rd minute strike cancelled out Joseph Janjali’s strike as both sides played to a 1-1 stalemate in the first round.