Morley Byekwaso has admitted that KCCA FC are suffering a confidence crisis after failing to win for a third consecutive StarTimes Uganda Premier League game.
KCCA suffered two consecutive home defeats to Bright Stars and rivals Vipers SC in a space of 10 days to effectively end their chase for the club’s 14th league title.
On Wednesday, they again settled for a goalless draw against Police at Lugogo as Byekwaso’s men paid the price for a lethargic display in front of goal.
The Kasasiro Boys are now fourth, 13 points behind leaders URA and level on points with fifth placed Police FC as the two sides together with Bright Stars who are a point below continue to battle for fourth.
“We are disappointed for failing to get all the three points against Police,” Byekwaso said after the game, adding; “We failed to use our chances today and that is a concern for us.”
“I have observed that the boys lack a little bit of confidence and that is a concern we need to address,” Byekwaso explained.
“I am happy that we have a couple of players back from injury, but the squad is still suffering from events that have happened around the club recently.”
“Their mentality and confidence is still a problem, but that is upon us as coaches to help them regain some of that lost confidence.”
“We are trying to rectify that but normally transitions are not so easy. However, we know what we have to do to help the club get back to where it needs to be,” he continued.
Alarmingly, KCCA’s only league win in their last five games came against relegation strugglers Onduparaka, and they have won just three games since Byekwaso replaced Mike Mutebi in April.
It has been a disappointing season for KCCA, that has even cost one of the club’s most successful coaches Mike Mutebi his job.
And while their struggles cannot be blamed on Byekwaso, he should know first hand that results must improve quickly if he is to earn the role on a permanent basis.
The highlight of Byekwaso’s time so far has been their commanding 5-0 aggregate victory over Maroons FC in the last 16 of the Stanbic Uganda Cup.
They now face a stern test in the last eight where they play rivals Express FC in a two-legged affair at the end of May.
Before then, KCCA face two home encounters starting with Kyetume FC on Sunday and Busoga United on May 22, either side of a trip to Bombo against UPDF FC on May 19.