Having secured themselves continental football for the very first time in the club’s history, Proline Football Club are looking for a challenge that will adequately prepare them for the 2019/2020 CAF Confederation Cup.
The FUFA Big League and Stanbic Uganda Cup champions will take part in the 2019 CECAFA Kagame Club championship that starts on July 6th in Kigali and Rubavu in Rwanda.
Proline FC head coach Shafiq Bisaso believes that this year’s event is huge enough for them to be ready for the CAF Confederations Cup.
“This tournament has come in perfect time for us and we are going to use it to prepare ourselves for Confederations Cup,” Bisaso told www.football-256.com before adding.
“In addition to the above, we also want to enjoy the games in Rwanda and also effectively compete.”
“The tournament has got good teams the likes APR that have played at the continental level previously, therefore it’s good for us to face such teams, taking Confederations Cup our priority,” he added.
With the landing of Bernard Mwanga on loan from KCCA, Bisaso also believes that they’ve caught a big fish from oceans ahead of the CECAFA tournament and the Confederations Cup.
“Mwanga is a good player that has previously played at the continental level. He’s, therefore, a positive extra addition to our team prior to our maiden participation at the continent,” Bisaso noted.
The defender is a KCCA player who also played at Bright stars and SC Villa previously, Muwanga also represented and captained Uganda in CHAN 2018 in Morocco hence carrying a great experience.
Bisaso and his charges experienced a remarkable 2018/2019 which will go down to the club’s books of records.
Proline FC won a double last season in FUFA Big League and the Stanbic Uganda Cup hence earning promotion to the country’s top tier division and securing their maiden continental football participation.
The Uganda based side is pooled in group C alongside APR of Rwanda, Green Buffaloes of Zambia and Heegan of Somalia at the tournament that will be played in commemoration of the 1994 Genocide which claimed thousands of lives, making it 25 years gone now.
They will lock horns with APR in their opening game of the tournament on Saturday 6th July. The team will leave for Rwanda on Wednesday 3rd July for a three weeks event (7th -21st July).
Goalkeepers: Hassan Matovu, Shatif Magoola
Defenders: Bernard Muwanga, Musitafa Mujuzi, Saka Mpima, Richard Ajuna, James Begesa, Yusuf Mukisa, Andrew Okiringi Isiagi, Sam Kintu
Midfielders: Noordin Bunjo, Joseph Okiror, Bright Anukani, Arnold Sserunjogi, Joseph Mandela, Ibrahim Wammanah
Forwards: Hakim Kiwanuka, Ivan Bogere, Allan Egaku, Ibrahim Bonyo