KCCA coaches in heated exchange ahead of Express tie

KCCA FC are soul searching ahead of their StarTimes Uganda Premier League tie against Express at the Betway Mutesa II Stadium on Wednesday.

But that might take a little time before they eventually find themselves again, from failing to getting the results on the pitch to now disagreeing on team selection.

KCCA manager Mike Mutebi and his right hand man Kaddu ‘KB’ Badru found themselves in a bitter brawl on Tuesday afternoon.

An exchange that needed their colleagues and members of the backroom staff to separate the two.

According to the Tuesday training session, KCCA had a backline of Filbert Obenchan, Peter Magambo, and Herbert Achai with Asharaf Mugume as part of the supposed player to face Express. 

However, Mutebi issued the final list of selected players, with Samuel Kato included ahead of Obenchan while Stefano Mazengo Loro was also selected. The decision sparked off a bitter exchange between the two acquaintances. 

KB was bitter with his master with whom they have worked together for the better part of the last two decades. The KCCA assistant coach stormed Mutebi’s office questioning why the sudden changes. 

Mutebi then dismissed him, an act that did not sink well with KB who angrily told Mutebi to ‘stop disrespecting him and his fellow assistants’. 

KB’s words fell on deaf ears as Mutebi told “to resign if he feels disrespected,” the exchange went on as the former was forced to raised fists and threw a couple at Mutebi who luckily avoided them with some hitting the door. 

It took the intervention of Police FC administrator Isaac Odopiyo, KCCA FC youth coach Richard Malinga and a couple of other KCCA FC staff to stop the brawl. 

It is not the first time that Mutebi and his assistants have been involved in a bitter exchange, with reports indicating that the officials had to be separated after a poor first-half display against Congo’s AS Otoho in the CAF Confederations Cup qualifiers. 

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