KCCA lost a man, squandered a lead and lost a trophy on penalties but the performance was enough to impress manager Mike Mutebi.

The Kasasiro lost 4-2 to Simba in the Tarehesita Cup on Friday at Namboole following a 1-1 draw in normal time.

In a post-match interview with Kawowo Sports, Mutebi said his players did manage the ball well and created chances despite playing nearly eighty minutes with a man less after goalie Benjamin Ochan was sent off.

We played and managed the ball well. We were a man less for over 70 minutes but we created chances. If we weren’t creating chances and the boys were timid, I would have been worried.

KCCA has signed seven players in the window and in addition promoted three youngsters from the Junior side. This however doesn’t bother Mutebi who says they are adapting faster to his style when asked if it won’t take time for cohesion.

No. I am not worried at all. Actually, they adapting very fast. I am very confident about these boys and I have choices now. Some have been with us for three days but the way they are interpreting things is very impressive. I am optimistic on a better performance in the second round as compared to the first.

Despite having seven of the ten new faces playing in forward roles, Mutebi isn’t confident about goals flowing although he believes that if his centre forwards can achieve their targets, it will be no worry.  

I am not so confident about that. It’s a problem in Uganda and the world over. But, if we can get our centre forwards perform, we shall score goals. We gave them a target. You are centre forward and u play 40 minutes without scoring, you are out.

Muzamiru Mutyaba put up a man of the match performance in the loss to Simba bossing the midfield but his inconsistency still bothers the soft spoken tactician.

He is currently one of the most talented players in the league but he is still timid but we are working on that.

KCCA among others re-signed centre forward Herman Wasswa from Sofapaka and Mutebi who coached him at SC Villa says he offers options going forward.

He gives us alternatives to score goals. Ceaser Okhuti, Derrick Nsibambi, Wanok Petit; all of them are centre forwards and whoever is effective will play and they know that.”

KCCA’s first competitive game after a long break comes on Tuesday when they visit Mbarara Soccer Academy in the Uganda Cup.  

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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