Kagame Cup 2014
August 8-24, 2014
KCC FC head coach George Nsimbe has assured fans and Ugandans that his side is not only participating in this year’s Kagame Cup but ready to compete for honours.
Nsimbe who was at the helm of the club in 2009 when the club failed to go past quarter finals then believes his side is more balanced now than then and hopes to do better.
“I have a balanced and quality squad which isn’t only going to participate but compete,” Nsimbe told Kawowo Sports.
“Our aim is to improve from the showings in 2009 and am confident we are ready for the challenge,” he added.
KCC FC is in pool B alongside Kenya’s Gor Mahia FC, Rwanda’s APR FC, Burundi’s Atletico and Djibouti’s Telecom FC and the Ugandan champions open their campaign against Bobby Williamson’s side on Friday at Amahoro stadium.
Ahead of the tie, Nsimbe sang Gor Mahia FC praises and believes having four Ugandans in the Kenyan side will make the fixture an interesting one.
“Gor Mahia FC is a good side just like any other side in the competition. The fact that most of their starters come from Ugandan make it even difficult for us since they know us better. However, we also know them and that makes the fixture an interesting one,” Nsimbe explained.
Meanwhile, KCC FC will leave Thursday evening for Kigali after changing their travel arrangements. They were scheduled to travel on Wednesday.
The Ugandan side have only won the Kagame Cup championship once in 1978.