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Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) head coach Mike Hillary Mutebi will continue putting much emphasis on the soccer academy players to groom them for the senior team.
Basing on KCCA’s recent game with Dove FC in the Uganda Cup round of 16 played this week in Masindi, Mutebi fielded Junior players and the latter went on to win slightly by 1-0 Courtesy of Junior team graduate Sadat Anaku’s sole efforts.
The Uganda Premier League holding gaffer told ChimpReports that the club’s technical team holds the responsibility to usher new talent to the senior team just like it has been over the years.
“We have a responsibility to usher new talent to this football club, just like it has been over the years. And nothing beats ushering talent that knows the philosophy of the club. That is why we shall insist on giving a chance to some of the players from our development side. Just like we did with Poloto, Okello, Anaku, Kizza, and others, we shall continue to do so even with the current crop of players.”
He added that, “We believe in these kids and we want to start a few of them when they are still young as we continue to follow their development.
Mutebi handed youngster Juma Ibrahim a senior full debut against Doves FC in Masindi while Elvis Mwanje had his first appearance coming on as a second half substitute in the same game.
“The boys that we have nurtured from our development side played well against Doves FC and it reflects the amazing work the other coaches are doing with the junior team. We will keep giving them (soccer academy players) an opportunity to have them gain more experience when they are still young and this will help us as a club in the long run.
Other Junior team players that made the matchday squad against Doves FC despite not playing are; Mukisa Simon (Defender), Sebulime Pius (Midfielder) and Otim Jerome (Striker),