Mutebi wants double to inspire team in CAF competition

By Michael Nsubuga

KCCA FC who have been runners up 7 times in this competition, were playing in their 13th final

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Top scorer:

Derrick Nsibambi (KCCA FC) 8 goals

Best player

Lawrence Bukenya (KCCA FC)

Best goalkeeper

Emmanuel Lubangakene (Paidha Black Angels)

Fair play Award

Paidha Black Angels

Best Referee

Alex Muhabi

Best coach

Mike Mutebi

FUFA Presidential Award

Jeniffer Musisi

After clinching a double, KCCA FC Coach Mike Mutebi believes his side will now be more focused on their target of reaching the Confederations Cup quarter finals.

 KCCA FC players celebrate winning the Uganda Cup over Paidha Balck Angels. KCCA won 2-0 to win their 9th league trophy. PHOTOS: Michael Nsubuga

“It gives us more belief that we can now go all the way and achieve our target of reaching at least the quarter final stage. It is good to see our young players playing the way we want them to play, and the Paidha game gave us a good reflection and test of what we should expect in Nigeria,” Mutebi said after his side beat Paidha 2-0 in the Uganda Cup final in Arua.

KCCA FC broke a 13 year jinx that had seen them lose three consecutive finals previously, in the annual knock out competition, to win their ninth cup knock out trophy since 1976 when they first won it.

KCCA FC who have been runners up 7 times in this competition, were playing in their 13th final and are now one trophy shy of record winners Express who have won it 10 times but are now level with SC Villa who have also won it 9 times.

KCCA FC also scooped a number of individual awards with midfielder Lawrence Bukenya and Coach Mike Mutebi taking the player and coach of the tournament awards.

 KCCA FC players celebrate winning the Uganda Cup 

Mutebi won his first double but it was the second for his assistant Morley Byekwaso who won the double as player for SC Villa in the 90’s.

This was on top of the top scorers’ award won by striker Derrick Nsibambi, and the FUFA presidential award that went to Executive Director Jennifer Musisi for her contribution towards developing the team into a model and professional club.

En-route to winning the trophy KCCA  FC beat Koboko Rising Stars 6-1, Lungujja Galaxy 6-0 in the round of 32 before eliminating Kataka FC 4-2 in the round of 16 in Mbale. But they had to greet their teeth against Police in the quarter finals ejecting them 1-0 after extra time before edging Express 3-2 on aggregate in the double legged semifinals. The win earned them sh7m while runners up Paidha got sh2m

Meanwhile, FIFA referee Samuel Kayondo has retired from the game. Kayondo who was one of the assistant referees to Denis Batte and Alex Muhabi, who officiated the Uganda Cup final did a lap of honour alongside other match officials after the match to officially retire from the game.