KAMPALA. Last season was the first time in three years that KCCA failed to top the league standings at the half way point of the season before surrendering the title to Vipers.
They reclaimed that honour with Tuesday’s 1-0 win over URA maintaining a seven point advantage over Vipers who have two games in hand before completing their first round games.
KCCA coach Mike Mutebi believes that result will have huge impact as they prepare for the second round of the season as well as their sojourn on the continent.
“We are going to stay there at the top. We know how to stay there. It is easier for us to look over our shoulders because we have been there. This has been a turning point for our season,’ Mutebi said after the game.
“We are playing at 50%. We have not seen the best of Okello, Nunda, Mutyaba. By the turn of the second round they will have improved. What if they raise their game to 60% it is going to be good for us,” he added.His team that scored through Timothy Awany, were second best for large periods of the game against a URA side that had Saidi Kyeyune and Shafik Kagimu pulling the strings in midfield. “This is the biggest challenge we have had. We played a very organised team, the way they used the ball and created chances.
They now turn focus to Sunday’s Caf Confederation Cup game against Congolese side Otôho d’Oyo.
“URA gave us the picture that is going to happen there. Careful, organized and playing on the break.
“Of course we go there to win. That’s the mentality. If they play an open game then that suits us,” Mutebi added.