Sport
KCCA determined to repay Musisi’s faith
Publish Date: Feb 24, 2014
KCCA determined to repay Musisi’s faith
KCCA will once again turn to hitman Tony Odur for goals.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By James Bakama

CAF Champions League
First round, first leg (Saturday)
Nkana v KCCA

KCCA couldn’t have asked for better motivation ahead of their away encounter with Nkana Red Devils than an assurance of increased support from their sponsors.

The Lugogo side that leaves for Zambia o Wednesday has been assured of not only total support from Kampala Capital City Authority, but also more funding from other corporate bodies.

The urge to excel was as result almost palpable as coach George Nsimbe’s side started residential training at Namboole on Saturday, days after KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi promised more support.

A jovial Musisi during a chat with the team before it kicked Sudanese giants El Merreikh from the CAF Champions League, said financing the club was one of the their priorities.

“My job is to release money. That’s why your salary is always on time. Football is amongst our priorities because of the good mileage it gives us,” said Musisi.

Musisi, who also praised KCCA’s volleyball side, urged the football team to reciprocate by advancing on the continent.

“I would rather cut money from elsewhere to ensure that your salaries are paid,” she told the cheering footballers.

To underline her support she gave each of the players $100 (sh245,800) and the officials $150 (sh368,700) as her personal reward.

“You all remember what the director said. Let’s not disappoint her. All we have to do, is play our part by winning our games and the sky will be the limit,” Nsimbe told his players as they entered camp at Namboole.

To further boost the club’s financial might, Musisi said they are working on corporate partnerships.

Key among KCCA’s plans is improvement on the club’s stadium at Lugogo to be able to host international matches.

Musisi has also promised the team what she described as the best bus in the country.

“The bus has actually already been secured. We are working on a few modifications, you should have it anytime,” she said.

The offers however follow a history of a poor financial history at Lugogo. Stories of players being defrauded of their salaries by team officials were common.

On Saturday, KCCA beat Kamwoya United 3-0 to qualify for the round of 32 in the Uganda Cup.

Meanwhile, Zambian sports minister Chishimba Kambwili has asked the Zambian football association (FAZ) to attach Chipolopolo goalkeeper trainer Davies Phiri to the Nkana team.

Kambwili watched Nkana register a 5-2 aggregate win over Mbabane Swallows but was disturbed with the quality of goalkeeping and defending.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Mwinyi jets in for cancer run
Rotary Cancer Run Sunday Former Republic of Tanzania President Ali Hassan Mwinyi will be in the country Friday, two days before the Rotary Cancer Run takes place, organisers have confirmed....
Golf: Ugandans confident of EAC victory
Ugandan players and officials were confident of winning the East African Golf Challenge going into day one single matches at Entebbe Club on Friday....
FUFA, USL agree to bury hatchet
Efforts to end the long standing feud between soccer governing body FUFA and USL could soon be history....
Blick’s team keen on a podium finish
The national motocross team is targeting a podium finish in the FIM-Africa Motocross Championship slated for Kitwe, Zambia this weekend....
Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda stage joint bid for 2017 Nations Cup
Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have agreed to pursue a joint bid to host the 2017 African Cup of Nations....
Harunah Kebba resigns as  Kira Young coach
Kira Young Football Club coach Harunah Kebba has resigned his job citing the unfavourable environment to build a career as a tactician....
Do you think the National Census positively contributes to improved Livelihood in Uganda?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter