The 2020/2021 season is expected in the month of October this year and teams have already started preparations for the new season which is likely to be the center stage for the transition of FUFA’s proposed reforms.
Many teams have started shipping in and sending out players, and it is expected that each is only looking to strengthen their squad for the upcoming season.
Playing football for coach Mike Mutebi at KCCA FC is a dream come true for most of the Ugandan players but mastering his style of play is not an easy thing. You will need to perfect his ‘our way’ style if you are to last at the Lugogo based club.
To play at Mike Muteb’s KCCA FC, you have to work hard and be ready to learn, disciplined and able to play according to his instructions.
Young players usually find it easy to quickly adapt and prosper under Mutebi which may not be a case to the experienced players who are always considered as the type that is not ready to readily take in the modern methods.
In today’s edition, The Touchline Sports’ Edwin Wasswa takes us through how the Mutebi’s potential signings can fit in at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.
Pius Obuya – Forward
Pius Obuya has come through the youth ranks at Maroons FC and has been one of the Vital players for the Luzira based side.
He has an exciting style of play that would suit Mike Mutebi preference, with his eye-catching bursts from the midfield.
He is comfortable with and without the ball and can create chances in the tightest spaces. Wih former Maroons and long serving midfielder, Muzamir Mutyaba set to depart the club, Obuya, who has been heavily linked to the Lugogo club can readily fill that void.
Bright Anukani – Midfielder
As one of the key performers for Proline in StarTimes UPL and CAF confederation cup last season and the CHAN team, Anukani has also emerged as a target for KCCA FC.
His abilities on and off the ball have led to comparison to former KCCA FC wonder kid Allan Okello who left the club for Algeria’s Paradou AC.
Like Okello, Anukani is a good team player who can carry the team on his back by creating goal scoring chances for his teammates. He has a good eye for goal and can play both on the flanks and in the center while helping his side win games.
With Mike Mutyaba rumored to be returning into retirement, KCCA FC surely need Anukani to add creativity and goals into the team in order to challenge for the 2020/21 title.
In the 2019-20 season, Anukani found the back on the net on 5 occasions while assisting his teammates 11 times.
Steven Mukwala – Striker
Mike Mutebi needs a striker and this is so obvious. Steven ‘Desse’ Mukwala has proven all his doubters wrong after netting 13 StarTimes UPL goals to clinch the top scorers boot last season.
Mukwala can score all types of goals , from raising up high to nod into the back of the net to turning half chances into goals.
His loan move from Vipers to Maroons paid off and should join KCCA FC he is assured of a starting spot after Nigerian John Odumegwe failed to fill the void left by Patrick Kaddu while Sadat Anaku too has been in and out of the team because of the recurring injuries.
Brian Aheebwa – Forward
Brian Aheebwa had last season as his most productive, finding the back of the net on 8 occasions in the league for Mbarara City FC.
After losing Patrick Kaddu to Morocco’s RS Berkane, with no doubt, the club has struggled to fill the void left by the Cranes international. All his replacements have failed to make the grade at Lugogo. Sadat Anaku, Sam Senyonjo and Sulaiman Mutyaba have all been tried and tested in the position but have all not been consistent because of injuries.
Aheebwa is versatile and can play in all upfront positions and is capable of drifting from deep to open up chances and find the back of the net.
It is reported that Aheebwa is close to joining the Lugogo based side after agreeing personal terms with the upper echelons at KCCA FC.
If KCCA FC signs him, there will be an increase in the number of goals and he could make the only difference between KCCA’s last season and the 2020/21 title aspirations ‘s.
Ashraf Bamutulaki Mugume – Midfielder
Mugume who has been training with the Kasasiro Boys for the last few months, is one of the two KCCA signings that was unveiled on Sunday evening.
Having played for Abdallah Mubiru’s Police FC in the 2018-19 season , Fadiga returned to Vipers but failed to cement a position at Kitende, managing only 4 appearances for the Venoms and was released by the club in January.
With KCCA FC set to lose over 3 Central Midfielders (Sadam Juma, Muzamir Mutyaba and Jackson Nnuda), there is really need to find the right replacements and Fadiga could be one of them.
Charles Lwanga – Forward
Another signing that was unveiled on Sunday.
Lwanga joined KCCA FC on a 3-year deal after leaving rivals SC Villa on accounts of contractual breaches by the Jogoos.
He is one of those highly rated youngsters in the country after scoring an incredible 33 goals and registering 21 assists in 35 Junior League games.
One of the reasons KCCA FC struggled last season is that they were short of depth in the striking department and signing Lwanga would be a huge bonus to the team especially for the fact that it adds competition for the striking space in the KCCA team.