July 5, 2022

CEO Muhoozi puts KCCA’s colourless season to poor refereeing

By Allan Damba
Joseph Bukenya (R) tries to go past an Onduparaka opponent | KCCA FC Image

Following KCCA FC’s below-par 2021/22 campaign, Chief Executive Officer Anisha Muhoozi has put it partly to terrible officiation.

The Lugogo based side finished a respectable second position, but, with an alarming point difference adrift of leaders Vipers SC. As the former collected 56 points, it was 18 below the latter.

And, Muhoozi has not shied from the claims that referees’ decisions were some of their biggest undoings for the preceding season.

“True, we had our inefficiencies as a club last season but poor officiating too played a role in the bad ending. For example, the games against URA FC and Onduparaka,” she claimed on NBSport on Thursday.

As KCCA lost to URA 1-0 in the first leg at the Arena of Visions, the former were contentiously denied two goals.

Against Onduparaka in the first leg at the Greenlight Stadium, the hosts’ fans invaded the pitch after a contentious penalty in the dying moments of the game.

Despite the rules posting to an automatic three points and three goals for the guests, FUFA’s Disciplinary Panel instead ordered a replay which ended one-all. This was all to the dissatisfaction of the KCCA faithful.

Muhoozi has however indicated the team is working around the clock to rectify all the other reasons that induced their poor season before the start of the forthcoming term.

“To be frank, we were not happy with the just concluded campaign. However, we are asking ourselves what went wrong and trying to rectify it before the start of the new season.”

Preparations at Lugogo are already underway and started with drills as the team gears up to take part in the Nkurunziza Cup in Burundi. After the tournament, they will have a short vacation before full training resumes ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

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