KCCA FC assistant coach Morley Byekwaso has maintained that the club is not going to compromise their approach for their CAF Confederations Cup qualifier against AS Kigali.
Byekwaso will be in charge of the team when they take on AS Kigali in the first-round qualifier first leg at the Nyamirambo Stadium on Wednesday afternoon.
KCCA was dealt a huge blow after majority of their first team players including captain Charles Lukwago, Brian Aheebwa and Denis Iguma were ruled out after testing positive for the coronavirus.
Head coach Mike Mutebi is also not available for the game after also testing positive for the virus.
Byekwaso had to travel with a depleted squad of only 14 players with no recognisable goalkeeper in the team which means that he has to play an outfield player in goal.
But that is not something that is worrying Byekwaso and KCCA who insisted that the club’s approach cannot not be sacrificed despite the depleted squad.
“We have our way, we can’t change it,” Byekwaso said ahead of the game before adding.
“The boys are used to it and we need to stick to it. It is very wrong to change (our approach) and once we change, that makes it difficult for the boys and can be catastrophic for us,” he implored.
“We are prepared as usual though we got some disturbances with the coronavirus, we have lost a number of our good players and we needed them as much for the game.”
“But we have to trust and use the players who are available and try get the result because we need to get the right result which will be crucial for us in the return leg,” he continued.
While KCCA can put out a quite competitive line up for the game, the big question that still lingers is who starts in goal with all three of the club’s goalkeepers unavailable.
But Football256 understands that defender Moses Aliro could feature in goal for the Kasasiro Boys, he has played as a goalkeeper before as a youth and is said to be quite comfortable with his hands.
Bright Anukani, Sadat Anaku and Steven Sserwadda also travelled with the team and are available for selection. Sam Ssenyonjo is also in line for making his continental debut after scoring eight goals in his last nine matches for the club.
Filbert Obenchan could also start in a backline that includes Samuel Kato, Peter Magambo and Musa Ramathan.
Kizza Bukenya who has returned to the club after a successful AFCON U20 qualification campaign is also part of the team in Kigali together with Joseph Kafumbe another academy graduate.
Defender John Revita is also in camp, but he is still on the road to recovery from a knee surgery and could only play the role of cheerleader.
KCCA probable line up against AS Kigali: Moses Aliro (GK), Filbert Obenchan, Joseph Kafumbe, Samuel Kato, Peter Magambo, Ashraf Mugume, Musa Ramadhan, bright Anukani, Steven Sserwadda, Sadat Anaku, Sam Ssenyonjo