Synergy will go back and say they learnt something, says Mike Mutebi

KCCA FC become the first team to reach the 2018 Uganda finals on Thursday with a more than convincing 10-0 aggregate win over Synergy.

The Kasasiro Boys demolished the lower division club 9-0 at the StarTimes stadium in the second leg after also winning the first 1-0 in Masaka.

KCCA defeated Synergy 10-0 on aggregate to reach finals (Photos by KCCA Media)

The victory compelled KCCA FC coach to praise his team and young star Steven Sserwadda, which is unlike of the tactician.

“I told you that we respect every opposition and am sure they will go back and say that they learnt something, said Mutebi.

“When such a score line happens, it is good but it should be regular for KCCA FC.

“The only issue has been inconsistency exhibited by my players.

“Like i have always said, the number of chances we create has been so many but end up winning 2-1 or drawing 1-1, continued Mutebi.

“Against Synergy, the lads tried their level best and could have scored even more.

“Beyond the result, they played with coherent and clarity and knew what they were supposed to do throughout the entire game.

“They all exhibited game intelligence, take an instance, kid like Sserwadda (Steven) comes in, tries to change the whole play and he succeeds.

“Before he came on, they were passing to much with no penetration in the final third and he comes in and changed everything.

“All in all, it was one of those days that am so pleased, we were in control and against a very good team which tries to keep the ball and are not timid.

“They made us to play very poorly in Masaka but unfortunately for them, they could not do the same on Thursday.

This was the third big score win the the Kasasiro Boys after defeating Masavu 6-0 and URA 7-2 at the same stadium, in the league.

The game saw striker Patrick Kaddu score his first hat trick for the club and take his tally to five in three matches.

“I thank the technical team and my fellow players who kept on pushing me towards my goals, said hat trick hero Kaddu.

“I have now scored five goals in three games because that is my job and that’s why KCCA bought me.

On which goal he thought was best he scored on the day, the former Maroons goal-grabber had this to say.

“The third goal contained a lot of movement so it was my best on the day.

“I know i could have scored more but i was unlucky to miss a few more chances.

Patrick Kaddu (left) celebrating one of his three goals against Synergy with Paul Mucurezi.

Kaddu has been third in pecking order for strikers at KCCA and his cause for more playing minutes was helped further by the mid-season departure of Tito Okello who left for China in January.

Also speaking about the game, Synergy head coach Brian Ssenyondo expressed his disgust towards the score line.

“First of all, i would like to thank the boys for reaching this far.

“The overall performance throughout the whole campaign has been good and we can only pick positives from it.

“Since we started from the round of 64, no game has been easy but we have always been up to the task, always winning but it was not possible this time round.

“Against KCCA, i think the boys did not do the simple things right, we were playing a team which has more seniority and experience on this level and my players failed to master the tactical part of the game hence they were humiliated.

“I don’t know why they failed because it is always difficult to win at Lugogo but we came thinking we could go through.

“I am not happy with the performance because non of my players was near his best.

“It is sad to end in this manner, the worst defeat for me as a coach.

KCCA FC will now wait to find out who they will be facing in the finals.

Their opponent will be either SC Villa or Vipers SC who play the return leg of their semi final next week at the St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende.

The first leg at Wankulukuku ended 0-0.

This year’s final will be played in Bukedea later this month.



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