KCCA FC head coach Morley Byekwaso has noted that the long pr-eseason is helping him try out and perfect different playing systems.
Even though some players have left the club, more have been added to the already vast squad at Lugogo and there will be a need to move in tandem ahead of the new season.
“We have many players, especially strikers meaning we have to try out several systems that can fit them to help the club perform well,” Byekwaso told the media.
“Preseason is providing us with plenty of time to see what is working and what is not.”
“There are moments we use a lot of midfielders to support the striker and at times we require fewer defenders.”
“Generally we are trying to look out for a lot of things to see that we benefit in the future,” he added.
KCCA have signed eight players so far in the ongoing transfer window but the return of striker Muhammad Shaban and the acquisition of midfield gem Moses Waiswa has excited the Lugogo faithful the most.
While Shaban and Waiswa are notable signings, it is also worth noting that amongst the exists was Sadat Anaku one of the most important players at the club.
The 21-year-old was one of the club’s top scorers last season and he has joined Scottish outfit Dundee United FC.
Mustafa Mujuzi, Mohammed Ssenoga, Tshisungu Kankonde, and teenagers Faisal Wabyoona, Saidi Mayanja, and Allan Enyou are the other new signings at KCCA.
The 13-time Uganda Premier League champions finished second last season but the low-goal return despite having many strikers cost them a lot.
“We want to see how we shall play, we want to overcome the hardest things we encountered last season on the pitch,” Byekwaso noted.
“The performance last season was not according to our expectations and I do not expect it to be an easy season again so we need to do a lot in terms of preparations.”
KCCA FC have not won the league title since 2019, and Uganda Cup in 2018, a fourth straight season without silverware will raise many eyebrows.