CECAFA 2019: Spirits high in Proline’s camp ahead of opener

By Brian Aheebwa

Proline FC’s along awaited time to test regional football is finally here, they will make appearance at the 2019 CECAFA Kagame Cup that starts on Saturday July 6th to July 20th.

Proline FC of Uganda will play their maiden game against home-based team in APR, although odds are against them, head coach Shafic Bisaso believes otherwise.

“Well during today’s training (Friday) session, the players’ spirits were high and what we’ve seen today might give us good results tomorrow,” Bisaso said in an engagement with www.football-256.com before adding.

“The boys are in good shape, we expect a good game with a winning mentally because at the end of the day a good game yields you good results,” he added.

Proline coach Shafiq Bisaso talks to right back James Begisa at their first training session in Kigali / Ronald Lusulire Images

As novices, Proline FC will be without Ssaka Mpiima and Joseph Mandela due to injuries, but they are boosted by the availability of defender Bernard Muwanga who recently joined on loan from KCCA FC.

Proline’s opponent’s APR are a regional giant, Muwanga’s experience will come in handy, he captained Uganda at the 2018 CHAN tournament in Morocco which was his second CHAN tournament.

“Tomorrow we start off our CECAFA campaign against an opponent that is not easy because APR is at home and their team is good. We have also had enough preparations and therefore we’ll put up a desired challenge.”

Bernard Muwanga joins Proline with a wealth of experience, especially defensively / Proline FC Image

“Certain things aren’t that new to me because I’ve played with some of the players and under some coaches that are here so it won’t take me long until I adapt to everything.”

“My ultimate target as a Proline player is to help the club rise further and also work on improve my performance so that I can earn stability at the National team,” he noted.

Saturday Fixtures
Heegan (Somalia) vs Green Eagles (Zambia) – 1400hrs
APR (Rwanda) vs Proline (Uganda) – 1700hrs

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