Of recent, there is a feeling that KCCA FC is the most improved team in the region going by their results in the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup.
That feeling, however, vanishes in the air when the club’s records at the Cecafa Interclub tournament are listed.
KCCA has won the trophy only once, and that triumph was way back in 1978!
The club, with a new array of budding stars and a recognized identity, is out to end that drought when they face defending champions Azam FC in the final on Sunday.
Their midfielder Sulaiman Mutyaba knows the magnitude of this game and the expectations from the fans and management.
He praises the current team’s efforts to go this far but asks his mates to push one harder so
that they can win it for the second time.
“The team is very ready,” Mutyaba, who scored one of the goals in the semi-final that propelled KCCA to the finals assured.
“It will be a big achievement [if we win the Cecafa title]. It is a privilege for
this group of players to take the club to the finals and this will be even better if we go ahead and win it. Azam is not a very new opponent to KCCA because the two faced off in the group stages, a match which the Ugandans came out on top,” he said.
“We have played our opponents in the group stages, which means we know them. It won’t be easy but we shall take it like all the matches we have played so far.”
The 1978 victory by KCCA (then KCC FC) was Uganda’s first.
SC Villa followed by winning the 1987 and 2003 editions and then, Police in 2006.