KCCA striker Derrick Nsibambi (left) scores past Ikara Thomas during a pats league match in Uganda. PHOTO | COURTESYKCCA striker Derrick Nsibambi (left) scores past Ikara Thomas during a pats league match in Uganda. PHOTO | COURTESY
By DAVID KWALIMWA

Kampala City Capital Authority (KCCA) coach Mike Mutebi will be without four of his dependable players during the team’s week-long tour of Kenya beginning Friday.

The team will be in the country for a series of friendly matches against four Kenyan teams next week to fine-tune for the Africa Champions League.

The Ugandan champions have been pooled against Madagascar outfit CNaPS in the continental assignment.

“We made some signings mid-season and I want these players to get used to travelling and competing against foreign teams,” Mutebi told Nairobi News.

“We also want to reflect on our performances in the first half of our league season and then strategise on how we can make it to the group stage of the Champions League this year.”

MISSING IN ACTION

KCCA, who made it to the group stage of the Confederations Cup last year, will first face Kenyan champions Gor Mahia at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Saturday. They will then play against Tusker in Ruaraka two days later.

The Ugandans will then shift base to Machakos, where they are primed to face AFC Leopards on Wednesday, before winding up their Kenyan tour against Sofapaka at Narok Stadium on January 26.

Mutebi will however have to do without the services of dependable players namely Benjamin Ochan, Isaac Mulume, Sadaam Juma and star striker Derrick Nsibambi, all of whom are currently part of the Uganda national team competing at the ongoing Africa Nations Championship (Chan) in Morocco.

As a result, there is room for six new signings in the frame of Musana Hassan, Matsiko Abubakari, Okwalinga Solomon, Ikara Thomas, Achai Herbert and Sserwadda Steven, all of whom have been included in the Kenyan tour.

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