Sports Club Victoria University coach Morley Byekwaso has said he has shifted focus to the forthcoming 2014 CECAFA Nile Basin Cup Winners Cup in Sudan.
“I am pleased with my players despite failing to retain the Uganda Cup title and coming second in the league. We are now focusing on performing well in the fourth coming CECAFA tournament that takes place in Sudan starting next week,” Byekwaso said.
The former Cranes international, who led his team to their first outing in the CAF Confederation Cup where they lost to AS Bon Bosco in the preliminary round, will be testing his squad in the two-week inaugural tournament in Sudan.
“It will be a good tournament for the team and it is an opportunity to play against some of the region’s top sides. We shall prepare ourselves for the tournament and wait for the draws to know who we will be playing,” said Byekwaso, who added that it will be a good test for the players.
The coach said despite failing to stop KCCA FC on Sunday in the second leg of the Uganda Cup semifinal, he is a proud man for what his youthful team have managed to do this season.
“My hope is that the team can stay together for the next season,” he added.
Guest side Arab Contractors SC, three-time winners of the Africa Cup Winners Cup, will also spice up the tournament that runs May 20th to June 6th in Khartoum and Port Sudan.
The tournament, to be financially backed by the Sudan Football Association (SFA) and the Sudan Government, will have all teams catered for by the organisers.
Group ‘A’: El Merreikh [Sudan], Victoria University [Uganda], Malaika [S. Sudan] and Police [Zanzibar]
Group ‘B’: El Merreikh Al Fasher [Sudan], Mbeya City [Tz], Elman [Somalia], AFC Leopards [Kenya]
Group ‘C’: Al Ahli Shandi [Sudan], Al Masri [Egypt], Defence [Ethiopia], Dkhill [Djibouti]
Group ‘D’: Hey Al Arab [Sudan], Arab Contractors [Egypt], Flambeau [Burundi], Etincelles [Rwanda]