Twelve matches to the end of a neck to neck Uganda Premier League title race, a daunting date with Ethiopian giants St George and a Uganda Cup title defence to worry about - KCCA playmaker Muzamir Mutyaba believes it was the appropriate time to make that comeback.
He played 73 minutes in KCCA’s 1-0 league over Soana at StarTimes Stadium on Saturday after replacing youngster Lawrence Bukenya in the 17th minute and he admits he felt like the lengthy recovery process was bearing fruit.
“I can’t say I’m 100 percent fit now but at least I can make an impact on the team as we chase the league, Uganda cup and Caf group stage slot,” he told Daily Monitor.
There were concerns over his form before we was injured and Mutyaba, the reigning Fufa Most Valuable Player, believes its time to make up for the lost ground.
“I have scored only two goals this season which concerns me (if he is to retain the MVP accolade). “I know with God all things are possible if you work hard.”
In Mutyaba and to an extent Sadam Juma’s continued absence, starlet Allan Okello has tried to step up to the occasion - albeit with a mixed show.
Mutyaba’s main worry about Wednesday’s epic tie with the Ethiopians is not their imposing attack threat or telepathic passing but rather the ‘harsh’ weather conditions that awaits them.
“We played there in Cecafa (that Uganda Cranes won in 2015) but we were in freezing conditions.
“That said, St George is no longer the intimidating force they were some years ago. We have the advantage of starting well in Addis Ababa and finishing off the job at home where we are yet to lose.”
KCCA, with an alternative route to Caf Confederations Cup if they fail to get past the Ethiopian hurdle, are set to jet this morning.