Is Erisa Ssekisambu the kind of player KCCA FC needs?

The 2018/2019 Star times Uganda Premier champions have had a quiet transfer window, but the latest signing of striker Erisa Ssekisambu has raised so many questions.

The Kasasiro Boys’ primary goal should be retaining the title next season and also winning other major honours.

So tinkering around with the squad and adding few fresh legs would be necessary for a club that needs to compete at all fronts but the first signing of Ssekisambu is not the kind of reinforcement the fans should be excited about.

Especially at a time they are losing defender and former skipper Timothy Awany to Israeli club FC Ashdod.

The former Kibuli SS was the heart and soul of the side, the most consistent player for at least three seasons.

Mike Mutebi’s philosophy has always been public, he loves going for players who make an impact on the team and it’s not certain Ssekisambu will fit in his system, or even bring that kind of impact

It should be noted that the two forged a relationship in 2012 while Mutebi was the coach at Villa Park, and it failed to work simply because the coach wasn’t a fan of the striker.

The three-time Uganda Cup winner is a Uganda Premier League proven, experienced and exposed player, having played for Express, URA, SC Villa and Vipers but his stats would question his abilities as a player.

Modern-day forwards need to have the ability and techniques that allow them not to only score goals but also get involved in the play, create space for themselves and teammates.

keep the opposing defence on their toes, something Ssekisambu will not bring to KCCA instantly basing on his stats from the previous clubs.

He also faces stiff competition from the likes of Sadat Anaku, a promising and aggressive young talent rising through the ranks of the KCCA youth team.

There is Patrick Kaddu, Allan Kyambadde and of course the inspirational figure in Mike Mutyaba in terms of leading the line.

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