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VICTORS TURN GUNS ON KCC

By Vision Reporter

Added 11th November 2009 03:00 AM

OF the seven league fixtures on card today, none will generate as much interest as KCC FC’s home engagement against Victors at Nakivubo.

OF the seven league fixtures on card today, none will generate as much interest as KCC FC’s home engagement against Victors at Nakivubo.

By Fred Kaweesi

Today: Super League
KCC v Victors
Bunamwaya v Simba
Express v Hoima
Arua v CRO
Police v Maji
Iganga v Nalubaale
Masaka v Boroboro
Friday
Kinyara v URA
Firemasters v SC Villa

OF the seven league fixtures on card today, none will generate as much interest as KCC FC’s home engagement against Victors at Nakivubo.

Three weeks ago, Victors were ideally not perceived to be a genuine threat in the Uganda Super League.

If anything, the former Kakungulu Cup winners, who had several first team stars leave including Simon Sserunkuuma, were seen as ordinary.

To the KCC faithful, plenty of optimism would have been generated from the fact that besides losing to the Lugogo-based club in four of their league meetings in the past two consecutive seasons, Victors’ 13th-place status on the table today, would justify the significant gulf between the two sides.

But that pales into insignificance if Victors’ recent performances are anything to go by.

Victors shocked domestic football last week after dispatching 16-time league champions SC Villa with a 3-1 comeback victory at Namboole.

That result and overall revival after the faltering start has since been attributed to the recent appointment of Kenyan coach Rashid Sheidu.

Since assuming the seat at Victors, Sheidu’s philosophy has been to give total freedom of expression to key players, a decision that has paid off.

KCC, who were awful, in their previous 1-0 defeat to URA, will need to gather extra mobility to counter a Victors’ side that covers every blade of the pitch.

KCC coach Sam Ssimbwa has come under unprecedented criticism for failing to implement the right decisions in particular games.

A couple of club officials and fans felt the former league champions would have managed a decent result against champions URA had Ssimbwa fielded the ‘right’ players.

Elsewhere, Express FC will be gunning to regain top spot on the table when they newcomers Hoima FC.

Noah Ssemakula’s impressive form could still be key when he comes against a side managed by his former boss at Victors, Wasswa Bbosa.

Saturday
Bunamwaya v Simba

FUFA yesterday announced that the winner of Saturday’s Uganda Super League match between Bunamwaya and Simba FC will walk away with a cash prize, courtesy of telecommunications company MTN, Swalley Kenyi.

FUFA records officer, Haruna Kyobe, who addressed the weekly press conference yesterday, said that MTN has also offered to reward the best player of the day. But he did not say how much the prizes will be.

“This does not mean MTN is sponsoring the league, they are exploiting ways of getting back fans to watch matches,” Kyobe said.

VICTORS TURN GUNS ON KCC

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