Mike Mutebi, coach of KCCA
Wednesday Jun 13, 2018. 14:00
Kampala Capital City Authority coach Mike Mutebi says his men deserved to win the Uganda Cup tournament last Saturday.
KCCA defeated Vipers FC 1-0 in a well-attended final played at the Emokori play ground in Bukedea to retain the trophy they also won last season in Arua.
Ugandan U20 captain Julius Poloto scored the all-important goal and the boss was delighted after the game, saying his boys fought throughout the match.
“We deserved to be champions and we showed throughout the match. Even when we had not yet scored, we showed the urge to win, we scored as the second half climaxed,” said the coach to Kawowo Sports.
“We went a man down but still created clear cut goal scoring opportunities like the Paul Mucureezi one against one.”
Although the Ugandan champions missed several key players such as Muhammed Shaban, Muzamiru Mutyaba and striker Derrick Nsibambi, who completed his move to Egypt, they still fought hard to retain the trophy.
Moreover, this was the 10th Uganda Cup trophy for KCCA since 1971 and the second time that they won back-to-back titles following their 1979 and 1980 successes.