Uganda Premier League Champions KCCA FC are currently facing their worst start to a league season under manager Mike Hillary Mutebi, since he took over at the club in 2016.
The Kasasiro boys have won just two of their six league games so far, and are languishing just two points above the relegation zone in 13th.
A 3-0 loss away to BUL Bidco on Tuesday in Jinja, extended their winless run to five games in all competitions, the first time the club have failed to win in five consecutive games in over ten years.
Rumors are also rife of a rift in the dressing room, between the players, coaches and the management, with the players seemingly demanding for payment of their bonus arrears for delivering the CECAFA Club championships trophy.
Despite the rumors, manager Mike Mutebi maintains that the club are just having a slump in performance which they should be able to overcome soon as they continue working with the players especially after losing many of their established first team stars.
“We are not under pressure but we only have to correct the current situation. We want to assure our fans that we shall get back to where we belong.” Mutebi told media recently.
KCCA have scored just four goals in seven games, since their 4-1 humbling of Proline in the Super Cup, with none of those goals coming from his strikers, and worryingly, defender Mustafa Kizza has scored 50% of those goals.
Mutebi has made a couple of changes especially with his choices upfront, with Sadat Anaku and Sulaiman Mutyaba the more preferred pairing, while Nigerian John Odemugwu has also been given a run in, neither is yet to convince.
Defensively, KCCA have looked fragile as well, with Mutebi yet to settle on a defensive partner for John Revita, as Samuel Kato and Peter Magambo despite having the potential, yet to look comfortable playing for a team like KCCA.
Their opponents Onduparaka are a more settled house, as they lie second on the log, a point behind leaders BUL Bidco. But they will be on the quest of getting back to winning ways, following their 2-1 home loss to URA in their last game.
But victory at the Star Times stadium Lugogo against KCCA still eludes them. they have previously suffered some humbling there, but is this the time they overcome their hoodoo?
They will be without the services of head coach Livingstone Mbabazi who is away on duty with the Uganda Cranes, as they prepare for an international friendly game against Burundi on Sunday.
Skipper Gadafi Wahab looks rejuvenated for the caterpillars, scoring in their last two consecutive games dividends of his new found role in the team. Vitalis Tabu has struggled a bit, as he is yet to score for the club since his return, but his coaches remain positive he will regain his touch.
Ceaser Okhuti and youngster Joel Jangeyambe have been in impressive form for the caterpillars and their combination upfront is one to behold.
The Kasasiro boys welcome back play maker Allan Okello after he missed their last game with a malaria infection. The youngster has been the tormentor for Onduparaka, scoring seven goals in seven games against them.
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