In the aftermath of his team’s 2-1 narrow victory over Gaddafi FC, KCCA FC head coach Morley Byekwaso has highlighted the need for his side to improve their style of play and get much better for the upcoming league fixtures.
The ‘Kasasiro boys’ managed to have the final laugh thanks to first half goals from midfield maestro Ashraf Mugume and in-form Davis Kasirye in the MTN Omondi Stadium’s Saturday (October 23) evening bright light.
A second half fight back orchestrated by Brian Kalumba’s 53rd minute goal could not fully come to life as KCCA hang on to grind all three points on the evening.
Byekwaso, who was visibly pleased with the maximum points, promised that his boys would surely improve and put up much better performances during his post-match interview.
“This league is a marathon as we are all aware so we should relax with the excitement,” he told the media shortly after the game.
“Our opponents gave us a difficult game which was no surprise considering that they had lost their first game.”
“I am happy that the boys dug in to get the win, it is all that matters at the end of the day. I know we could have played better but I can assure you this team will only keep improving.”
The tactician, who is also a club legend going back to his time as player, also rued the excessive heat on the afternoon and charged it with the responsibility of asserting itself and taking a toll on the players.
“At halftime, the boys confessed that the heat was too much and unbearable. But, we told them to try and adapt. You could see them running and fighting with high energy levels, they gave it everything.”
Byekwaso was also all praises for the impressive Kasirye who made it two goals in as many games since joining the club two months ago. His performances give the coach a feeling of pity for the teams the player is yet to face.
“He is working hard and always wants to be hands on, that’s at least the picture he has created. He is taking his chances well everytime he is selected,” the coach said.
“Whoever will cross his path will definitely not like it. We have good striking options, if Kasirye does not score, Charles Lwanga, Sam Ssenyonjo, Sadat Anaku and Brian Aheebwa will always add to the goals.”
On the other hand, Gaddafi head coach Mubarak Wamboya hailed his team’s spirited display and underscored that the team deserved a better result.
“The first half was not entirely convincing but the second was really good. The boys fought, created decent chances and could have walked away with a point or even all the three.
“But, as we go on the team will get stronger and shall bounce back. The boys have great character and it’s only a matter of time until the results start flowing in,” summed Wamboya.
KCCA FC, who currently lie second on the log with six points, will visit Busoga United in Jinja on Wednesday, October 27 for their matchday three away encounter.
Meanwhile, thirteen placed Gadaffi FC will make the long trip to face Tooro United a day earlier.