By Allan Damba
KCCA FC head coach Morley Byekwaso has vowed that his side is ready to avenge their first leg loss against SC Villa on Sunday when the Jogoo visit the MTN Omondi Stadium in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
Byekwaso was still assistant to Mike Mutebi in December 2020 when the Jogoo beat the Kasasiro Boys 2-1 courtesy of strikes from Nicholas Kabonge and Ronald Ssekiganda .
This time round, Byekwaso will call the shots for KCCA in the dugout and he hopes his side will return the favor at Lugogo.
“It is not going to be an easy game, we saw Villa against Express, they are very physical and athletic,” Byekwaso told media.
“So, we have to be careful and manage the ball well. We expect to have our revenge because we lost at their home. We need to win to avoid losing to them twice,” he vowed.
To avoid a second successive loss in less than a week, the 47-year-old highlighted that his team is in high gear and ready to fight for maximum points.
“We are back to normal, the boys have already forgotten the loss against URA, we are training well and the boys are ready.”
“The team is starting to click into what we need; possession, pressing and having a winning mentality,” Byekwaso explained.
Byekwaso who has managed four games already since Mike Mutebi’s departure also made it clear that no new faces will hit the squad in line for this particular one.
He also heaped praise on injury returnee Hassan Jurua. The young defender has featured twice on the bounce already since coming back from an illness that kept him out for over a year.
“Jurua has always been a good player, excellent with the ball and well-built physically. He has played very well since his return and we shall continue giving him a chance,” he stated.
A home loss will see KCCA switch positions with tomorrow’s foe. KCCA currently sit fifth on 30-points whereas Villa lie sixth, one points behind their rivals.