KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi has expressed intent to win this season’s Uganda Cup title as his side visits FUFA Big League side Dove FC in the round of 16 tie at the Katushabe grounds in Masindi on Thursday 12th March.
We take every competition seriously and our aim is to win the Uganda Cup for a record 11th time.
Mutebi, a former Cranes coach lashed out at the FUFA and National team technical committee for refusing to let the players in the CHAN camp to take part in the Uganda Cup.
I am disappointed by FUFA and the Cranes technical team led by coach Mckinstry for not allowing our players to come and join us. This will work as an excuse for the clubs that won’t progress to the next round and yet they have players on the national team.
KCCA FC welcomes back midfielder Gift Ali and Musa Ramathan in the traveling squad to Masindi. The duo missed the game against Proline in the league due to suspension, however, they will miss the services of skipper Charles Lukwago, Julius Poloto, Mustafa Kiiza, Kato Samuel and Herbert Achai who are currently with the national team.
Mike Mutyaba also remains out with an unknown illness while John Revita, Jackson Nunda remains out with injury.
KCCA FC’s 18-man traveling squad will have 5 players from the junior side to fill up the void left by the players on national duty. Jerome Otim, Ibrahim Juma, Simon Mukisa, Elvis Mwanje, and Pius Ssebulime are the players added to the squad for the purpose.
The 18-man travelling squad
Ali Mwirusi, Jamil Malyamungu, Philbert Obenchan, Musa Ramathan, Peter Magambo, Hassan Musana, Eric Ssenjobe, Juma Ibrahim, Mukisa Simon, Kizito Keziron, Gift Ali, Sadam Juma, Simon Sserunkuma, Mwanje Elvis, Ssebulime Pius, Erisa Sekisambu, Sadat Anaku, Otim Jerome.
Uganda Cup Round of 16 upcoming fixtures
Thursday – March 12
Dove vs KCCA – Katusabe Dove Ground, Masindi
Friday – March 13
Kyetume Vs Maroons – The Mighty Arena, Jinja
Light SS Vs UPDF – Soroti Grounds
Saturday – March 14
Kiboga Young Vs Proline – Mbale Municipal stadium
Tooro United vs Kitara – St. Paul’s Seminary Ground
Sunday – March 15
Kataka vs Free Stars – Mbale Municipal stadium