Abbey Bogere Kikomeko (right) is back on the Kirinya-Jinja S.S technical bench as interim coach Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE
[/media-credit] Kirinya – Jinja S.S head coach, Abbey Bogere ‘Capello’ Kikomeko during the interview with Kawowo Sports Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Kirinya-Jinja S.S head coach Abbey Bogere Kikomeko is christened Capello, after the famous Italian tactician, for his bold charisma.

Having guided the students’ side to the Uganda Premier League from the second tier last year, Kikomeko’s ambition was well spelt out from the word go – playing beautiful and purposeful football.

He has always hinted on patient building of play from the backline, good finishing and scoring to seek the desired result.

After a dismal first round, Kirinya-Jinja S.S has steadily clawed back to contention away from relegation.

Speaking to Kawowo Sports after the goalless draw with neighbours, BUL at Kakindu Stadium in Jinja, Kikomeko remains optimistic his side will survive relegation.

What I can tell you is that our team has 80 percent chances of surviving relegation.

We have the belief and have worked hard to put up brave performances in the second half of the season.

Winning mentality:

Kikomeko admits his charges have to continue with the winning spirit until the end of the season.

At this time, we need to pick up the winning culture.

Nothing will save us than we ourselves. Maximum points will drive us where we ought to be.

Kikomeko took over the club as head coach in December 2017 when Alex Isabirye resigned.

During the January transfer window, Kirinya Jinja S.S beefed up their squad with formidable names as midfielders Bashir Mutanda, Isaac Ntege, John Semazzi and George Ssenkaba (striker) as well as the utility Moses Kamya.

Kirinya-Jinja S.S is currently 14th with 17 points, same as BUL with 10 games to the end of the season.

On Sunday, Kirinya-Jinja S.S will host Express at the much improved Kakindu Stadium in Jinja.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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