Since joining KCCA FC at the start of the current season, forward Charles Lwanga has for the largest part of his time at the club been used as a substitute and has always been a fruitful change.
And according to head coach Morley Byekwaso, it is high time the youngster started games for the Lugogo based side.
“Lwanga starting on the bench is tactical,” Byekwaso who was speaking after KCCA’s victory over SC Villa highlighted on Lwanga’s situation.
“But we intend to change that and make him a regular because he has impressed whenever he has come on.”
“He has done well and helped us a lot he should have his chance and I think that should be starting with our upcoming fixture against Mbarara City FC.”
The 22-year-old once again came off the bench in the 63rd minute for Samuel Ssenyonjo and went ahead to score the only goal of the game.
That goal ensured the Kasasiro Boys won the Kampala derby against his former club SC Villa in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Sunday.
“We have always seen him doing a lot of things when he comes on as a substitute, his pace is extraordinary, it helps us a lot mostly when our opponents have burnt out,” Byekwaso noted.
“When compared to Ssenyonjo, Lwanga is faster but the latter could be better on the ball that is how we have decided on who starts and who comes in at a later time especially in the games I have been in charge.”
“At the start of the game we need the ball player that is why we have been starting with Ssenyonjo.”
“And at a later stage, when the opponents are tired, we have always introduced Lwanga and I think they have both done well when needed,” he added.
Despite being used as a substitute in 10 games so far, Lwanga is the club’s top scorer with nine league goals, one behind joint-leading goal scorers Steven Mukwala and Yunus Ssentamu who are on 10.
Lwanga’s season tally stands at 10 goals, nine in the league and one in the Uganda Cup that is a tie with Brian Aheebwa who has scored seven league goals and a hat-trick in the CAF Confederations Cup qualifiers.