Mutebi Impressed With Strikers, Ali After UPDF Emphatic Win

KCCA FC head coach was left impressed by the performance of his strikers following the 6-1 victory over UPDF FC on Friday, February 05.

Sadat Anaku and Charles Lwanga scored a brace each while midfielder Ashraf Mugume and an own goal from Joseph Vuni gave host the comfortable win.

Brian Kayanja scored the lone goal for UPDF FC who were clearly second best on the day.

Mike Mutebi says UPDF FC gave his side a good challenge but they managed to be better on the day.

“We are still operating at 45 percent but you could see the lads performed well with help of Gift Ali who was organizing them. Mutebi stated in his post match press conference.

“We really dominated the game from start to finish and would have scored more than six goals and you could see all goals were constructed well and you can see everyone was involved and I believe we improved on our ball circulation but of course we don’t forget how careless we can be when we conceded.

“Some times when we are performing well and the players in front of Lukwago are using the ball very well, Lukwago tends to go to sleep.

“Overall I think UPDF gave us a good challenge with their experienced players but we were better in all departments.”

KCCA FC has now managed to score 36 goals in 12 games16 in their last three game.

This run has left Mutebi Impressed but still asking for more.

“I am impressed when my forwards are scoring that’s what I’m asking from them.

“We are supposed to score goals and there is no question we are starting to do exactly that.

“Our problem is we don’t take away as many chances but when we do, we look fantastic and I’m impressed with the striker because they tried to do that today.

On Ali who has spent most of the season injured, Mutebi said that his addition is massive for the team.

“Gift Ali’s addition to the team is massive.

“You can see he gives the team balance and we’ve been struggling in his absence.

“We have tried to play people there but no one matches him.

KCCA have had injury issues since the season started.

Striker Anaku has been one of them but is also now back and scoring.

“We started the season when Sadat Anaku is having a hamstring injury yet he was my first choice centre forward.

“But he is back and scoring goals and if he continues like that, we will have proper competition upfront.

“I rate him highly because if you look at his progress scoring over 83 goals in the junior team and he is indeed still my first choice.”

KCCA FC are now fourth on the Uganda Premier League table with 23 points from 12 games.

KCCA FC play away to Kyetume on Tuesday in their next League game.

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