Byekwaso encourages KCCA players to maintain winning hunger

By Brian Aheebwa
KCCA FC players celebrate with the Nkuruziza Cup | KCCA FC Image

KCCA FC head coach Morley Byekwaso has urged his players to remain hungry for victory after clinching the 2022 Nkurunziza Cup.

Guests, the Kasasiro Boys thrashed the hosts Aigle Noir 4-0 at the Nkurunziza Peace Park Complex on Saturday.

Julius Poloto bagged a brace while the other two goals were scored by Charles Lwanga and Ibrahim Juma.

“Let us try to keep this, we should continue to have this hunger of wanting to win. Let it be in our spirits so that we can do the same in our league game next season,” Byekwaso said after the game.

The tournament is usually held in memory of Burundi’s former President, the late Pierre Nkurunziza who passed on in June 2020.

“It was not an easy game as anyone would think because of the results, the opponents created good chances at the beginning of the game but did not take them away,”

“We later grew in confidence and we took on our chances and that is how we won the game and I am pleased with what the boys have done.”

KCCA’s biggest challenge last season was the failure to convert the goal-scoring chances they would create as they finished second on the 16-team Uganda Premier League log, a whopping 18 points behind champions Vipers SC.

The 13-time SUPL champions gathered 56 points while the Venoms collected 74 points.

Byekwaso who won his first title as a KCCA head coach will be hoping to turn things around in his second full season and try to register silverware in domestic competitions.

The Lugogo-based outfit last won a major trophy three years ago when they won the SUPL and the CECAFA Club Championship in 2019.

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