KCCA FC turn focus to Uganda Cup defense

By Clive Kyazze

Stanbic Uganda Cup holders KCCA FC will be hoping to put their disappointing run in the 2018/2019 CAF Confederation Cup behind them and focus on the tasks ahead.

One of those is their defense of the Stanbic Uganda Cup, KCCA FC visit Tooro United on Tuesday at Buhinga Stadium in the Round of 32.

KCCA FC make two changes from the match day squad Mike Mutebi named for the Otoho game.

Bernard Muwanga and Lawrence Bukenya replace Mustafa Kizza and Filbert Obenchan, the former got injured during warmup of the Otoho game. Eric Senjobe, Jackson Nunda and Sadam Juma are out with injuries.

Mutebi has time and again insisted that he wants to complete a three peat of the Uganda Cup, something they have never achieved before.

“We want to defend the title, and win the cup for three straight years,” Mutebi told www.football-256.com sometime back after his team defeated Amuka Bright Star 8-2 at the round of 64.

“Winning the Uganda cup or the league means we must go back to the continent, that international exposure is good for our players’ growth and belief,” he added.

Tooro United coach Wasswa Bossa promises not to make it that easy for KCCA FC | Courtesy Photo

Tooro United have in away made, in the previous round, the Wasswa Bossa coached side defeated Entebbe FC 2-0.

They are yet to lose a game at Buhinga with only Villa and Onduparaka being the only sides that have managed to pick a point there.

Nyamityobora, Maroons, Bright Stars and Ndejje have all lost their in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

“We take all games serious, we are at home and this is a knockout, that we need to win and advance because we don’t want to stop at this stage,” Bossa told this website.

“We are playing the defending champion and we give them that respect because they also have good players and coaches but we also have players who can win the game,” he added.

Wakiso Giants players celebrate a goal in the FIFA Big League at Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe | Philip Mugabi Photo

At Namboole, FUFA Big League outfits Wakiso Giants and Kireka United FC will faceoff on what has been dubbed the Wakiso Derby.

Wakiso Giants have prioritised the Uganda Cup as one of the silverware they must attain this season on top of gaining promotion to the top flight.

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