Mutebi, Mubiru talk good football ahead of crunch tie

  • Wednesday November 15, 2017
  • KCCA Vs Police – Lugogo @ 4.30pm
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Douglas Kisembo collects the ball during the Uganda Cup match with Police in the last league meeting

KCCA FC’s Mike Mutebi and Police FC’s Abdallah Mubiru expect good football on show when their two teams meet in a crunch league match at Lugogo on Wednesday.

The highly anticipated match pits two purists against each other and neither has played down the importance of displaying beautiful football but both admit it will be a tough game.

Mutebi heaped praise on Mubiru whom he described as one of the coaches that subscribes to good football.

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Mike Mutebi

I expect a good match because I don’t think they are going to be defensive,” said Mutebi. “They are offensive minded,” he added.

Their coach falls in my category of coaches who love good football so it’s going to be a good match. I can’t get worried about it.

What I know is that if the players do what they are supposed to do. They are going to represent their clubs well and give us a very good match.

On the game itself, the two-time champion thinks the Cops will be a good and tough challenge and that they are not top of the group by accident but hopes his boys have the confidence to take the day.

We expect a very good challenge. The bottom line is that Police isn’t table leaders by accident. They have been doing their things very well but if my lads have gotten the appetite after scoring six goals, maybe that will give them confidence.

Mubiru, who faces his former employers, says his side is motivated by the chance to play against the champions.

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John ”Ayala’ Luyinda and Abdallah Mubiru, Police bench

“The mere fact that we are playing against the champions that alone is enough to motivate us,” he told reporters. “We are expecting a very tough and competitive game and of course it’s what we want,” he added.

According to our targets, we have always wanted to be very competitive so this is a good chance to gauge ourselves against the champions. We hope and think that much as we expect a tough challenge, we have the capacity to get the result we desire.

Team News:

There are no injury worries for either side but Police will miss the services of goalkeeper Douglas Kisembo who is on loan from KCCA.

But KCCA is expected to hand Muhammad Shaban his debut after completing his controversial move from Onduparaka.

Stats:

KCCA sit 5th on the log with 13 points in 8 games – won 3, drawn 4 and lost one game.

They have scored the most goals in the league 15, two more than Police who lead the table with 17 points from 9 games – won 5, lost 2 and drawn 2.

The Cops have scored in all but one game – the 1-0 loss to Onduparaka while KCCA have failed to score in three of their 8 games.