Mike Mutebi named only two defenders as his KCCA FC side defeated Express 3-1 at the StarTimes stadium Lugogo on Saturday to maintain their status on the summit of the 16-team log.
Mutebi started with Timothy Awany and Eric Ssenjobe as the only natural defenders in a back four that had midfielders Gift Ali and Kizza Mustafa playing on the right and left respectively.
Awany gave away a penalty in the 13th minute which was converted by Express’ John Revita, Kizza then equalized in added time of the first half, before Muzamir Mutyaba and Allan Kyambadde did more damage.
Asked why he was too disrespectful to Express to start with two defenders, Mutebi sarcastically rubbished the claims
“It’s not being disrespectful, we didn’t see any need of playing with three or four defenders, we knew two defenders were enough to stop them,” Mutebi said after the game.
“We anticipated that they were going to come and play with 10 men behind the ball, so we need to field players who can have the ball more and get that them and they did the job well,” he added.
And despite getting closer to the 2018/2019 StarTimes Uganda Premier League title, Mutebi insists that their target is to win all their remaining games to improve their points tally.
“It was a good match, we played against a very organized team, we had to fight hard in order to disorganize them but the general performance was above average.”
“We are looking forward at winning all our remaining matches, we want to win the league with more points, so the match against Ndejje will be like a final,”
“The last time we won the league, we took a double so this time the points must improve, we cannot sit back and relax no, we must treat all our remaining matches like final,” he added.
KCCA FC need just one point from their three remaining games, the next one being against Ndejje Lions at the Arena of Visions in Luweero on Tuesday.