Mutebi, Aheebwa, Lukwago, Iguma test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Kigali trip

KCCA head coach Mike Mutebi is among up to 12 individuals including players and coaches who have tested positive for the coronavirus.

KCCA who suffered a 2-1 defeat to URA FC at the MTN Omondi Stadium on Friday, were informed that a number of players and coaching staff had returned positive test results for the virus.

Information privy to Football256 indicates that club captain Charles Lukwago, Denis Iguma, Kezironi Kizito, Brian Aheebwa, Stefano Mazengo, Samson Kigozi and Hassan Musana who were all involved in the game returned positive tests.

Goalkeeper Hassan Matovu who was un used substitute is also said to have tested positive.

Meanwhile, Mutebi, second assistant coach Badru Kabuye, goalkeeping coach Moses Oloya and first-team coach Jackson Magera were among the staff who tested positive for COVID-19.

The club was informed of the positive results during their league game against URA FC on Friday evening.

This website understands that some of the players were involved in the game at the MTN Omondi Stadium which KCCA lost 2-1, but had tested negative in their last round of tests.

The players and staff were asymptomatic and have been ordered to undergo quarantine and self-isolation immediately.

The club is now waiting nervously for further tests which are expected to be carried out tomorrow to learn whether they have suffered a mass infection within the first-team.

The new cases identified bring the total number at the club to around 20 and there are growing concerns more could follow in the next 24 hours.

The club is said to be adjusting their protocols as they seek to keep the situation to a minimum.

The Kasasiro Boys are expected to fly out for Kigali on Sunday for the first leg of their Confederations Cup first-round qualifier against AS Kigali due Wednesday, December 23.

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