KCCA manager Mike Mutebi says his side will treat each of their remaining first round games like a final.
The Kasasiro had a number of matches postponed due to their engagement in continental football and as a result, have played five games less than most teams, but most importantly four less than table leaders Vipers.
Ahead of their encounter with URA on Wednesday, Mutebi said in a prematch conference, that they will play their remaining games like their lives depended on them starting with the game against the Tax Collectors on Wednesday.
“We are well prepared and I believe the lads will do all it takes to see that we do the catch up because we are now playing catch up,” Mutebi whose team ended Vipers’ unbeaten run this term with a 1-0 win on Saturday said.
“It’s like a final and we are taking every game like one (final). We shall treat every game as it comes but, bottom line is we need to pick three points from each of those remaining games so we narrow the point gap between ourselves and, not only Vipers but other guys ahead of us too.”
Last season, the defending champions lost 2-1 at home to Sam Ssimbwa’s charges with Shafiq Kagimu scoring both goals for the visitors.
That was KCCA’s first and only defeat at home last term, but heading into tomorrow’s game, Mutebi is far from bothered insisting his team will be under no pressure.
“Yeah, we lost to URA last season. It was the only team that beat us here so they do have the belief that they can do it here.
“They have a coach who believes he has the capacity and the players to do it, and he knows KCCA because he was here, but for us we are never under pressure.
“We don’t put pressure on players. All these players know they have a responsibility to win. URA is a good team, but i think we have quite enough in our armory so we will try to win.”
KCCA welcome back Allan Okello, Nicholas Kasozi and club captain Charles Lukwago. The trio were part of Uganda Cranes team that beat Malawi 2-0 on Sunday in the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.
Although only Okello featured in that game, coming in as substitute to replace Kizito Luwagga,on his debut, Mutebi believes they’ll be a huge boost to the team.
“It is a good boost, but they’ll have to show us we missed them by winning. We hope their return helps us.”