After missing out on three straight tournaments, the 1978 winners KCCA FC return to action in the 2019 CECAFA Kagame Cup when taking on Kenyan side Bandari FC on Sunday, July 7th at Huye Stadium.
KCCA FC’s last appearance at this regional tournament was in 2015 when they finished third.
Being domestically successful, the club’s domestic triumph desires to be recognized at the regional level therefore the team’s drive ahead of Sunday’s game.
“We came here not to participate but rather to compete,” KCCA FC assistant manager Morley Byekwaso told KCCA FC TV before adding.
“We need to perform well so as to prepare for our 2019/2020 season engagements which include; the Uganda Premier League and the CAF Champions League.”
“I think the boys have really showed the country that KCCA is a better side. So it’s the right time to show that we can win trophies beyond the country level,” Byekwaso noted.
Since their last appearance at this level in 2015, KCCA has won three Uganda Premier League titles in (2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2018/2019) seasons and the 2017 and 2018 Stanbic Uganda Cups.
KCCA FC now knows the importance of adding a regional trophy in their cabinet especially with continental engagements.
None of the players in the current KCCA squad has played at this tournament before apart from Muzamiru Mutyaba and Mike Mutyaba while at Vipers in 2011.
“None of the players has disappointed us and I think this being their maiden tournament we shall be behind them and the most important thing is the first game.”
“When they play it right and well, I think the following games will be better and easier for them,” Byekwaso added.
The Uganda Premier League champions are in Pool B with defending champions Azam FC from Tanzania, Bandari FC from Kenya and Mukura FC from Rwanda.