KCCA manager Mike Mutebi believes this campaign is more than a three horse race in the fight for the league title.
KCCA, SC Villa and Vipers have been earmarked by most pundits as the genuine title contenders but Mutebi, who won the title with KCCA, his first in a long coaching career believes its more it’s not just the trio.
“The gap between us and the sixth placed team is so narrow that the table leadership can change in an instant,” he told his club’s official website. “We must collect as many points as we can before the league gets to a tight bend that decides the winner,” he added.
Last season, the Kasasiro led the table from day one although they nearly bottled it at the end.
Only Vipers tried to mount a challenge and the soft spoken tactician says the title race being far wide open will help his players keep form and avoid complacent.
We have inculcated it in the players that every game they play henceforth matters a lot. We are targeting getting back to winning ways against Police FC on Friday but we know it won’t be a stroll in the park.
After going two games minus wins, the 11-time champions return to action on Friday with a home game against a struggling Police side that currently languishes in the relegation zone with just a single win from 9 games.
However, Mutebi does expect an easy game when the two clash at the Phillip Omondi stadium where the hosts enjoy a 100% record so far.
Police FC are trying to resurrect their season after a bad start which doesn’t mean they are mere walkovers. It will take us a spirited fight to collect three points from them.
KCCA lead the table on 19 points, three ahead of second and third placed Vipers and Soana respectively but they are just separated by 7 points with 8th placed Onduparaka.