In Summary

  • The signing of Geoffrey Sserunkuma has proved a masterstroke with the veteran striker scoring 26 goals in the league and cup competitions.

ARUA. By winning the first ever league and Cup double as well as advancing to the group stages of the Car Confederation Cup, there could be little doubts about this being the best ever season for the Lugogo based side.
Yet while all the plaudits will rightly go to the players, their coach Mike Mutebi deserves as much acclaim. He won his first ever league title last season but still doubters pointed to the presence of Sam Simbwa early last season and his influence in some of the club’s signings.
Mutebi’s detractors also pointed to his resignation with five games to go as KCCA won the league in 1997 during his first stint.

Backing of the board
With the backing of the board, Mutebi has, however, managed to get the team playing “the KCCA way” in addition to instilling strong disciplinary measures at the club.
The signing of Geoffrey Sserunkuma has proved a masterstroke with the veteran striker scoring 26 goals in the league and cup competitions.
Like he has always done throughout his career, he did not hesitate in offering a chance to several youngsters.
On Thursday, Lawrence Bukenya became the latest player to impress with the midfielder putting in a man of the match performance to follow in the path of Allan Okello, Julius Poloto, and Peter Magambo.
“Winning the league and cup double has probably come at the right time,” he said after the game.
Few will doubt him now.

2017 UGANDA CUP FINAL
Paidha Black Angels 0-2 KCCA
*KCCA win first-ever season double

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