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Pilsner Super 8: KCCA FC start title defense

Former KCCA FC captain Timothy Awany joined by teammates lifts the Pilsner Super 8 trophy at Wankulukuku Stadium / KCCA FC

Defending champions KCCA FC will kick off their Pilsner super 8 title defence with a stop to Wakissha Resource Centre the home of newly promoted UPL side Wakiso Giants on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019.

The league holders approach the tie with players like Charles Lukwago, Allan Okello, Mustafa Kiiza, Ibrahim Saddam Juma, Allan Kyambadde, Henry Patrick Kaddu and Muzamir Mutyaba all returning from international duty.

KCCA FC manager Mike Mutebi believes he has the better players going into the tie much as they are going to play against an organized tricky side.

“On the field of play we believe we have better players and my lads are very confident and prepared to take on any team but of course it’s not going to be a walk in the park,” Mutebi said in the pre-match pre-match press conference.

Wakiso Giants forward Abdukarim Kasule celebrates a goal at Bugembe Stadium during the team’s days in the FUFA Big League / Wakiso Giants Photo

“We are going to compete and we aren’t going to take this game for granted because if you want to win everything you must play seriously so that you win all.”

“We are defending champions and indeed we shall play to defend it though it’s not going to be easy but I think KCCA FC has style and has set the bar high as far as Ugandan football is concerned,” Mutebi added.

The 2019 CECAFA Kagame Champions will be out to defend the second edition of the championship while Wakiso Giants will be playing at their maiden tournament in their second year of existence.

from L-R: Lawrence Bukenya, Julius Poloto, Allan Okello, Filbert Obenchan, Mustafa Kizza, Peter Magambo and Patrick Kaddu pose with the Pilsner Super 8 trophy last year / KCCA FC Photo

“We are really set for the game. There is progress at the club and immediately we qualified for the top division, we knew we were going to compete in the competition,” Kisala said.

“KCCA is an organized side and there is no better chance than playing them at the moment. They are CECAFA winners and there is no better way in football than playing an organised team.”

“It’s easy to plan accordingly. We have set up a good side ready to compete starting tomorrow and in other competitions,” he added.

According to the club website, Yasin Mugabi returns from national duty and will be part of the team while Ayub Kisaliita is definitely ruled out due to a foot injury left-back Aggrey Madoi is doubtful for the clash.

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