KAMPALA. One is right to say that Police head coach Abdallah Mubiru owes his trade to KCCA manager Mike Mubiru.
The mutual respect from both managers ahead of the Uganda Premier League shaping tie this afternoon at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo says it all about the deeply entrenched relationship between master and student.
“Police coach (Mubiru) falls in my category. He is one of the attack-minded coaches I respect and I don’t think he is going to defend when we meet,” Mutebi told Daily Monitor yesterday.
“Police are not on top of the table by accident, they had a great pre-season and we are going to face a team that wants to win the league title,” he added.
Pressure inevitably builds when a club of KCCA’s calibre sits fourth on the league table and Mutebi is determined to ease theirs.
“We don’t have pressure even if we are currently fourth but we know we have the responsibility to start winning regularly.
“I believe my lads have now got the appetite after scoring six goals past Masavu in our last game,” Mutebi stressed. Mubiru is buoyant ahead of a mouthwatering return to Lugogo where he had mixed stints as a player and coach.
“Playing against the champions is enough motivation.
“Our target this season is to compete with every team and it is an opportunity for us to gauge ourselves against the champions to see what level we are,” he said. All his guns ready to fire; “I am spoilt for choice because everyone has been playing well.”
KCCA, four points adrift of Police, may grant Muhammad Shaban his debut. The Kasasiro Boys have won four matches and drawn twice against Police in the last six league games.
After drawing with URA in their last match, Wasswa Bbosa’s sixth placed SC Villa side are seeking Bul’s scalp to keep up with the leading pack.
They will miss forward Simon Sserunkuma for the game at Kakindu against Kefa Kisala’s wallowing side. At Wankulukuku, Express beat fellow strugglers Masavu to escape the red zone.