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Mutebi feels Poloto return will be instrumental in title chase

Julius Poloto supplied the assist for Allan Okello, minutes after he made a come back from a nine month injury | KCCA image

Julius Poloto made his long awaited come back to action for KCCA, as they scored four goals in consecutive games to keep their title chase alive as they go two points behind leaders Vipers SC.

Sam Ssenyonjo put the Champions ahead at the death of half time, poking home from close range following a goalmouth scramble. Kasozi then added a second in the 69th minute, after Proline goalkeeper Bashir Ssekagya failed to deal properly with a corner kick.

Talisman Allan Okello put the Kasasiro boys firmly ahead in the game in the 78th, with a sublime finish from over 20 yards out.

There was a moment adulation as Poloto made his comeback after nine months, coming on for Ssenyonjo. The forward received a standing ovation as he made his grand entrance.

Poloto instantly made an impact supplying Okello who made no mistake completing his double, slotting past Ssekagya at the near post. And it is performances like these that KCCA coach Mike Mutebi feels may spark his side’s charge for the title.

“It is good that he (Poloto) has recovered from the injury because these are the kids on which this project was built on,” Mutebi said during the post-match press conference.

“And you can see with the impact he made on the game, now relate that to some of the substitutions we have been making recently,”

“He is a KCCA boy through and through and you can see the adoration from the crowd. I hope he stays fit because he surely has a lot to offer in our title defence.” Mutebi added.

Despite KCCA scoring a combined eight goals in the games against SC Villa and Proline, Mutebi is still not convinced that his side are yet the complete article and still have room for improvement.

“We are still operating at 45%,” Mutebi noted.

“Despite scoring and looking good in the past couple of games, I feel that we should be doing more because we have created on average 10 chances per game,”

“When we score four you might think we are there but you might struggle to give such assessment when we win 1-0,”

“So for me, we should be doing much better, we have to keep on working and ensuring that these boys can reach their potential.” He continued.

KCCA are now firm second, with 32 points, two points behind leaders Vipers. While Proline remain rooted to the bottom of the log, with nine points, five points away from safety.

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