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Nsimbe's KCC goes for Nalubaale test

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st May 2009 03:00 AM

KCC FC will need a top-drawer performance in attack and a decent level of creativity in midfield today if they are to stand a chance of pulling off a result against a Nalubaale side that has not lost a game at home this season.

KCC FC will need a top-drawer performance in attack and a decent level of creativity in midfield today if they are to stand a chance of pulling off a result against a Nalubaale side that has not lost a game at home this season.

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KCC FC will need a top-drawer performance in attack and a decent level of creativity in midfield today if they are to stand a chance of pulling off a result against a Nalubaale side that has not lost a game at home this season.

In fact to achieve victory, KCC will have to do what no other side has achieved so far –– grinding maximum points from the Buikwe ground where Simba were the last visiting team to win (2-1) on August 8, 2008.

Nalubaale claimed the scalps of title challengers SC Villa (2-1) just two weeks ago, three days after forcing league leaders URA FC to a 1-1 draw at the Buikwe fortress.

If ever there was a pivotal moment for KCC coach George Nsimbe, it is today. He has won plaudits for leading his team within the crisp of the title with 68 points from 30 matches, with a game in hand behind leaders URA (71).
But the real test of Nsimbe’s tactical acumen is today.

The league defending champions dropped two crucial points against Express FC on Tuesday and cannot afford any further slip-up if they are to keep URA in sight.

“We struggled against Express but we should have a good game today. A win will put the team in the right frame of mind before the Bayelsa game,” Nsimbe hinted.

The former Cranes midfielder expects his two main attackers Robert Ssentongo and Brian Umony to replicate their yester-form in the absence of inspirational midfielder Patrick Ssenfuka.
Ssenfuka has a recurring ankle injury and needed painkillers to play against Bayelsa last Friday.

But he aggravated the injury and has had to sit out against the Red Eagles and Nalubaale.

“We can’t afford to lose him for the Bayelsa return game. We are doing everything we can to protect him from serious activity on the pitch,” Nsimbe elaborated.

Ssenfuka has put up outstanding performances for KCC on the both the domestic and continental fronts. His vision for that odd pass to strikers Umony and Ssentongo are what KCC will miss.

Meanwhile, striker Tony Odur was Bunnamwaya’s hero as he delivered the solitary goal that downed relegation-bound Youfra in Lira yesterday.

Nsimbe's KCC goes for Nalubaale test

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