KAMPALA – KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi is confident his side will walk away with three points when they take on Uganda Premier League leaders Vipers SC.
The two teams are set to tussle it out for what may prove to be vital points in the run in to the league title, at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende on Tuesday afternoon.
“We go to Vipers SC knowing that we have enough to walk away with victory at the end of the game, noted Mutebi while speaking at the pre-match press conference on Monday.
“They are the ones who sit top at the moment so they have the momentum.
“Our task is to ensure that we win the game on Tuesday and continue putting them under pressure and be ready to pounce at the mistakes they make towards the end of the season.”
KCCA FC heads into the encounter in second place, five points behind Vipers.
It is a game that many think will hand Vipers the trophy, that is if they win, but Mutebi does not think so.
“To me it is not the title decider because we still have 7-8 other games to play.
“We are two competitors to the crown and that is why it feels like a decider to many.
“However, it will have adverse implications towards who walks away with this year’s title.”
This will be Vipers’ third game under current head coach Fred Kajoba who replaced Edward Golola at the helm last month.
Golola is among up to 8 coaches who have lost their jobs this season and it looks like several others may be forced away from their respective clubs before the end of the campaign.
While speaking about the coaching situation and why the number of those being fired is on a high, Mutebi had this to say.
“I feel sorry for the coaches who lose their jobs day in and out.
“However, some get those jobs in questionable ways and do not sit to analyze the situation before taking them on.
“However, it all sits down to the clubs leaders and heads and if they do not feel you are on the right track, they reserve the right to fire you.
Vipers current head coach Fred Kajoba is know for his conservative style of play.
When asked whether he expects a typical Kajoba game from his opponents, Mutebi was quick to suggest that his team will not try to concentrate on Vipers’ but rather to exploit their own strength.
“I do not know how they (Vipers) will play but it does not concern me.
“Vipers are a team that has been enduring an identity crisis for a while and even under Golola (Edward), you could not easily identify their style.
“However, we are going there to try and impose our style and try to win the game.”
The Venoms will have former KCCA FC player Paul Mucureezi in their ranks as they try to go eight points clear at the top.
Mucureezi who joined in January is one of two marquee signings that were made by the Venoms in the just concluded January transfer window.
The other is Milton Karisa who was secured as a free agent from Moroccan side Mouloudia Club Oujda.
However, Mutebi is not concerned by either of them.
“They (Karisa & Mucureezi) are not special so we are not bothered by either of them.
“One was with us in the past and the other is someone i do not think has improved in the last couple of years so they are not on my priority list as we gone into the game.
Vipers lead the Uganda Premier League log with 49 points with KCCA FC in second on 44.