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Mugume Buoyant Ahead Of Continental Debut With KCCA

Ashiraf ‘Fadiga’ Mugume is looking forward for his debut in CAF Confederation Cup as KCCA host AS Kigali in the second leg of first round of the competition on January 6, at St Marys Stadium Kitende.

The midfielder was one of the 15-man squad that had traveled to Rwanda for the first leg encounter last week where they lost 2-0 by forfeiture after Covid hindering the required number of players needed per CAF guidelines.

Mugume joined the Lugogo based side on a four-year deal in July last year from Vipers SC after spending last season at Police FC on loan.

“I am just going to turn what we have been taught by coaches into action when I happen to get a chance because our team is strong, you can’t be very sure about whether you will play or not,” Mugume said.

“But if I get that chance, I am ready to give in 100%. It will be my first time playing in this tournament and I will be very happy if I get that chance and taking the team to the next level.”

KCCA FC entered residential camp at Cranes Paradise Hotel in Kisasi ahead of the crunch tie.

“Every one is in good shape and ready for the game and the camp has helped us to get more time together. We are very ready, every one is positive and just waiting for the day.”

On losing the first leg by forfeiture, Mugume added;

“Just like every footballer, when you travel, you want to play, but we were disappointed because we didn’t play due to Covid as you all know, but we managed to talk to our selves as players, we exchanged ideas and we managed to come up with one thing – lifting our selves to be able to take our team to the next stage.”


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