If you have been a keen follower of KCCA FC manager Mike Hillary Mutebi, you will notice that around this time of the season his statements tend to be similar, especially when he is lost for words.
It was the same on Tuesday in the post-match press conference when KCCA FC lost 2-1 to URA FC in the StarTimes Uganda Premier.
Mutebi reminded journalists that it’s not only his team and Vipers vying for the title. URA had joined the party that already has Mbarara City in there.
“It’s a four horse race, all the four clubs can win the title and it’s going to be an interesting race,” Mutebi said before adding.
“The league is still very open and competitive till the final day, because teams are jostling for positions and it is good for the game.”
KCCA FC top the 16 team Uganda Premier League log with 45 points, four points above second placed Vipers, nine and 10 points above third placed Mbarara City fourth placed URA FC respectively.
But why did they lose to URA, a side they defeated 1-0 in the first round and had lost 7-2 the last time they visited Lugogo last season.
“URA was difficult to penetrate because they are defensively organized, though they have good attacking players like Shafic Kagimu and Said Kyeyune, their first priority is to defend but our priority tomorrow is to win,” Mutebi noted.
On the same note, hopes that his players will play for three points when they host SV Villa on Saturday, a Villa side that seems to be rediscovering themselves.
“We have to play well, we shall insist on playing our way but of course we have to win. We have been playing poorly though picking results, we create chances but always fail to convert them.”