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

Thursday, October 26
•KCCA Vs NEC – Lugogo


Team News

  • KCCA will be without Striker Shaban Muhammad who is down with Malaria
  • Captain Julius Poloto started light training but game comes too early while Usama Arafat is back having missed the trip to Kitara
  • NEC still without the injured duo of Ismael Maganda and Brian Mato
  • Coach Hussein Mbalangu has confirmed that Shamir Kimwero will start

Probable Lineups

KCCA – Anthony Emojong, Filbert Obenchan, Rogers Atube, Peter Magumbo, Mustafa Kizza, Gui Cungulo, Saidi Mayanja, Usama Arafat, Etienne Katenga, Emmanuel Loki, Abu Mayanja

NEC – Samson Kiirya, Ronald Ogenga Owiny, Tah Barni Kelvin, Ibrahim Thembo, Shamir Kimwero, Cromwel Rwothomio, Allan Mugalu, Brian Kayanja, Dhata Joseph Stephen Lujang, John Paul Acire, Rashid Okocha.

Preview: Magera on the wheel

KCCA host NEC at Lugogo embarking on a new chapter with interim coach Jacksok Magera following the dismissal of head coach Sergio Traguil.

The decision to part ways with Traguil was prompted by KCCA FC’s disappointing start to the season, which resulted in four consecutive losses.

Heading into this match, KCCA FC is coming off a 3-1 defeat against league leaders Kitara in Masindi.

Magera, who previously served as an assistant to Traguil, now steps into the role he held during his time at SC Villa last season, where they narrowly missed out on the league title on the final day.

On the other hand, NEC has had an impressive start and they enter this fixture with the momentum of a 2-0 victory over UPDF FC.

NEC doesn’t fear the challenge of facing KCCA, given the latter’s underwhelming performance and the fact that they also play at Lugogo, where they are accustomed to the artificial turf.

NEC has achieved three wins out of four games, with their sole defeat coming against SC Villa.

Notably, two of those victories were achieved at home, with convincing wins over Busoga United (5-0) and UPDF (2-0).

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