It had taken KCCA FC four league games minus a win (three straight loses and a draw) until they returned to winning ways with the 5-0 thrashing of newbiesMYDA at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Saturday.
And ahead of a trip to the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium to take on Wakiso Giants FC, head coach Mike Mutebi is hoping his boys can build on their performance against MYDA.
“I think we have enough to encounter Wakiso,” Mutebi said during his pre-match presser on Monday morning.
“Since we won 5-0 against MYDA it has added a lot to the lads in terms of commitment and belief.”
“A win on Saturday was a good one to bring back the confidence to the team and also ease the pressure on the players given what we had gone through previously,” he added.
Having endured the poor spell that saw the 13-time Uganda Premier League champions lose three consecutive games for the first time under Mutebi.
KCCA continue to be without the likes of Samuel Ssenyonjo, Steven Sserwadda, Musa Ramathan, Joseph Kafumbe, Andrew Kawooya and Joseph Bukenya.
The group is currently with the Uganda Hippos team at the U20 Africa Cup of Nations in Mauritania.
And Mutebi continues to attribute the Kasasiro Boys’ struggles to the unavailability of the five youngsters.
“All the boys that are with the U20 team were starters here but because it was a national calling, we had to accept that and keep on changing the team which has affected us,” he explained.
“They had started well and when they left we obviously had to make changes in their positions and fill in other options.”
“However those we brought in have not clicked, yes we may have the depth in the squad but somehow somewhere we are lacking the quality,” Mutebi noted.
Mutebi perhaps has every right to back his lads to collect maximum points against the Purple Sharks who are still without a win at home this season.
Wakiso have won only once and drawn seven times in the eight league games played so far, but according to Mutebi, it will not be a stroll through the park.
“Wakiso have been drawing games not that they have been playing badly but because they have not been taking away the chances they have been creating,” Mutebi said about their opponents tomorrow.
Wakiso come into this game having picked up a point away from home in their one-all stalemate with URA FC on Saturday.
They are seated 10th on the 16-team log on 10 points, three points behind their opponents on Tuesday. KCCA who are on 13 points lie seventh.
Allan Okello now a player at Paradou AC in Algeria scored the only goal of the game as the Lugogo based side defeated the Purples Sharks at the start of last season which remains the only league fixture between the two sides.