July 5, 2022

SUPL: All is not lost for Tooro – KCCA’s Byekwaso

By Brian Aheebwa
KCCA FC'S USAMA ARAFAT (R) celebrates his goal against Mbarara City with Patrick Kaddu | KCCA FC Image

KCCA FC head coach Morley Byekwaso has noted that all is not lost for Tooro United despite being already relegated.

Tooro United will host KCCA in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League at Buhinga Stadium on Friday and Byekwaso believes that there is still value in the former’s remaining four games.

“Although they have dropped out of the topflight, they still have things to prove so we must be careful with them,” Byekwaso told the club media before adding.

“One may think they have nothing to lose, and that is exactly how tough they can be, they will be playing for pride because they want to go down in strength.”

“The players still have a chance to market themselves may be a top club could grab them.”

“We shall not underestimate them because they have as well proved a hard nut for us to crack whenever we visit them,” Byekwaso added.

The tactician also confirmed that youngsters Elvis Mwanje and Ibrahim Juma will start Friday’s game in Fort Portal.

“Whenever Mwanje and Juma have come on as substitutes, they have played well and this time around, they are going to start.”

“I am optimistic they will do a good job and the entire whole because we want to win and have a good rhythm in all the remaining five games,” Byekwaso noted.

The 45-year-old also issued an update on the motor accident in which defender Denis Iguma was involved on Thursday.

“He is feeling a lot of pain around his neck and according to the doctors he will recover, currently he is in the Intensive Care Unit and he will be out in the next two days.”

Iguma and Usama Arafat who is away for school reasons are some of the players that will miss the game against Tooro.

The reverse fixture that was played in Lugogo in October 2021 ended 2-0 in favor of the Kasasiro Boys.

Byekwaso’s charges are positioned second on the 16-team SUPL log with 47 points, 14 points adrift of leaders Vipers SC who are 61 points.

Should KCCA who plays the first game of the day loses to Tooro, Vipers will be champions even before they play against Express FC later on in the day at Kitende.

If both KCCA and Vipers win, the latter will still be declared the winner.

A point against the Red Eagles will also be enough for the Venoms provided KCCA also picks a point in Fort Portal.

In the other game to be played on the same day, ninth-placed UPDF FC will welcome third-placed URA FC at Bombo Military Barracks Grounds.

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