Aggrey Ashaba: KCCA Vice hopes rapid PCR tests haven’t affected players ahead Kigali meet


KCCA FC Vice-Chairman Aggrey Ashaba is hoping the rapid tests done on the Club’s players ahead of the meeting with AS Kigali in the CAF Confederation second round have not affected them mentally.

This Ashaba said during the USPA COVID conference about the effects of Covid-19 on sports in Uganda organized by the Sports Journalist Umbrella body (USPA) at Next Conference Center on Tuesday afternoon.

“Covid is something that has come in to test the resilience and preparations of football clubs,” he said before adding;

“As KCCA [FC] we have tried to prepare ourselves for such eventualities but they still stretch and challenge us because they are still many unknowns and things you don’t anticipate.”

“For example we expected that after doing our tests here and the one at arrival in Kigali, whose results were supposed to be out in 24hours, our team was supposed to have started training yesterday but up to now, we haven’t gotten the results of some of the tests so already that’s a huge challenge and expense to our preparations.”

“But we hope this hasn’t affected our players physiological and we hope to have a good match tomorrow in Kigali.”

KCCA FC who travelled to Kigali on Sunday for the CAF Confederation Cup first-round tie against AS Kigali are now staying at Dove Hotel in Gisozi as they wait for results of another Covid-19 tests they took on arrival and will only start training after receiving them.

The Kasasiro Boys are expected to be without a host of senior players and head coach, Mike Mutebi who all tested positive for the Coronavirus pandemic last week.

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