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Injuries scare KCC

By Vision Reporter

Added 3rd July 2006 03:00 AM

THE fitness of key KCC FC defenders Robert Tumusiime and Jamil Kasiita remain a very high concern for club coach Jackson Mayanja ahead of his side’s home game to Mbale Heroes.

By Fred Kaweesi, J. Wanzusi and S. Kenyi

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KCC FC v Heroes
KB Lions v Police
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SC Villa v Masaka
Bunamwaya v Kinyara
Maji v Super Cubs

THE fitness of key KCC FC defenders Robert Tumusiime and Jamil Kasiita remain a very high concern for club coach Jackson Mayanja ahead of his side’s home game to Mbale Heroes.

The two centre-backs suffered ankle injuries during their club’s 1-1 draw against Express last week, and are doubtful at a time KCC highly needed them, especially with key defenders Mubarak Tenywa and Henry Kalungi ruled out.

Tenywa is expected to start a two-match suspension while Kalungi left for the United.

“It’s a real crisis for me. I might be forced to gamble in defense with probably (Hakim) Mawejje and Iddi Ssebalata shifting there if Tumusiime and Kasiita fail to recover fully,” Mayanja said.

The developments will certainly be good news for Heroes forward Hussein Mbalangu, who should thrive on a depleted back-four for a win the upcountry side desperately need to continue their surge into the top half of the table.

“We have lost four consecutive games and can not afford any other loss,” Heroes coach Mathias Lule pointed.

In the other game, Police hope to prolong their four-game unbeaten run with a valuable win away to league debutantes KB Lions as the cops seek to justify their claim to the championship they won last season.

“We hope to win every game from now on,” Police captain David Yiga asserted.

Meanwhile, URA FC has suspended players Fred Okello and Richard Malinga for two months and one respectively for indiscipline.

* FUFA competitions committee has again been forced to readjust the five remaining league matches to end by August 5 and not August 14 as was in the earlier reschedule.

The committee secretary Moses Magogo said yesterday that the FUFA technical wing had forced them to reschedule all remaining matches because the earlier fixture did not give more time for national teams’ preparations.

But Magogo sounded worried whether Namboole, Nakivubo and Masindi stadia managements where the remaining matches will be played would accommodate any new changes.

“We are under pressure to have the last game played by August 5. Our hope is that Namboole and the rest of the stadia will accept the new fixtures,” Magogo said.

National teams uganda Cranes and Kobs are preparing for the Africa Nations Cup and 2008 Beijing Olympics qualifiers starting in September.

Injuries scare KCC

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