AFTER falling out of the continental race, KCC coach George Nsimbe now has the Uganda Super League as his priority. The Lugogo side is battling with URA FC and SC Villa for the title. KCC, who lie second behind the taxmen with 71 points three off the pace
AFTER falling out of the continental race, KCC coach George Nsimbe now has the Uganda Super League as his priority.
â€œWe have got to retain the title in order to go back to the big stage. I believe the team has now got the exposure to perform even better,â€ said the tactician after returning from a 4-0 Confederations Cup defeat at the hands of Nigeriaâ€™s Bayelsa United.
The Lugogo side is battling with URA FC and SC Villa for the title. KCC, who lie second behind the taxmen with 71 points three off the pace, visit Victors on Saturday before taking on the Jogoos on Wednesday and thereafter winding up with URA in encounters that will determine the 2008-9 league champion.
Nsimbeâ€™s determination to retain the title is so intense that he is for the moment yet to give serious thought to his teamâ€™s participation in the CECAFA Club Championship that runs between June 30 and July 12 in the Sudanese capital Khartoum.
KCC and Rwanda champions APR were by yesterday the only teams yet to confirm participation in the tournament.
â€œI am concentrating on the league first,â€ Nsimbe insisted.
KCC secretary Richard Omongole explained that the clubâ€™s executive would first sit before confirmation.
â€œWe only got FUFAâ€™s letter of the tournament in Sudan last week. There are a lot of things we have to consider before confirmation,â€ said Omongole.
The competition was initially supposed to be hosted by Uganda under GTV sponsorship. The television company however closed business in February, casting doubts about Ugandaâ€™s ability to stage the tournament. Sudan saved the situation last month by offering to finance it.
The teams that have confirmed participation are Mathare United and Tusker (Kenya), Yanga (Tanzania), El Merriekh and El Hilal (Sudan), Miembeni (Zanzibar) and Inter Stars (Burundi). Somalia and Djibouti have confirmed but are yet to submit their representatives.
KCC FC turns focus to super league