Douglas Kisembo collects the ball during the Uganda Cup match with Police Credit: KCCA FC Media
[/media-credit] Douglas Kisembo collects the ball during the Uganda Cup match with Police Credit: KCCA FC Media

Douglas Kisembo turned in a stellar performance as his side KCCA FC ejected Police FC from the Uganda Cup on Sunday at Namboole.

The goalkeeper saved an extra time penalty from Rahmat Senfuka as the Kasasiro hang on to Derrick Nsibambi’s strike and sent the Cops crashing out of the Cup.

And manager Mike Mutebi was full of praise for the young goalkeeper.

“Fantastic! Fantastic! Fantastic!” Mutebi said when asked about the performance of the goalkeeper.

“Him (Douglas Kisembo) and (Paul) Mucureezi my men of the match. I don’t usually isolate players, I usally believe in the team but the things Mucureezi was doing today and the confidence of the young goalkeeper showed it a good precursor.”

Asked if the goalkeeper will keep his place in goal ahead of the CAF Confederation Cup engagement next week, Mutebi said: “Absolutely! I told you we have three goalkeepers, anytime you call them on they will play the only difference is that (Benjamin) Ochan is more experienced but they can equally serve when called up on.

“He will continue to play because Benjamin Ochan will be suspended for our first game (against FUS Rabat), so we shall give him more playing time to adapt to game situations.”

The Ugandan league champions, who reached the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup by beating Al Masry of Egypt 4-3 on penalties after a 1-1 aggregate stalemate, will start away from home with a tie against FUS Rabat between May 12 and May 14.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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