Mutebi hints at ringing changes at Cecafa

Friday June 14 2019

Partnership. KCCA CEO Anisha Muhoozi (L)

Partnership. KCCA CEO Anisha Muhoozi (L) welcomed Highland Mineral Water on board yesterday. 


KCCA manager Mike Mutebi has hinted at fielding a relatively young and new look side when head to Rwanda next month for the Cecafa Kagame tourney.
Although no official confirmation has been made, Mutebi told Daily Monitor he may head to Kigali minus midfielder Isaac Kirabira, winger Mawejje Muwadda and goalkeeper Jamal Malyamungu. “We are not going to be so active in the transfer market but I have vested my belief in the academy players who are ready to step up the plate,” he revealed.
Kirabira found life hard last season with the presence of Lawrence Bukenya, Nicholas Kasozi, Gift Ali and Sadam Juma in the deep lying midfield while Malyamungu will be deemed surplus to requirements after KCCA returned youngster Hassan Matovu from loan at Proline to join Charles Lukwago and Thomas Ikhara in the goalkeeping race. The KCCA manager also hinted at discarding former SC Villa and Bright Stars defender Bernard Muwanga who has been dogged by injuries. He will bank on Timothy Awany, Filbert Obenchan, Samuel Kato and Hassan Musana in the Cecafa tourney that KCCA last won in 1978. The Ugandan league winners will square off against heavyweights like Zesco (Zambia) AS Vita and Motema Pembe (DR Congo), Rayon Sports, APR and Mukura (Rwanda), Gor Mahia and Bandari (Kenya).
The winner is set to win $30,000 (Shs112m) in prize money while runners up will receive $20,000 (Shs74.9m) and $10,000 (Shs37m) for the third placed team.
In another development, Highland mineral water yesterday pledged to quench KCCA players thirst for two years providing them with boxes of water worth Shs22m. Highland publicist Anthony Waiswa stated that they were lured to join the ever grow list of KCCA sponsors because of itswide appeal in the city.