June 6, 2014

We are Depleted, Admits Nsimbe As KCC Travel To Mbale For Uganda Cup Final

Uganda Cup 2014 Final
KCC vs. URA, 4pm Mbale

George Best Nsimbe has admited Kampala City Council FC are short of gun power upfront as they hit the road for Saturday’s Uganda Cup final against Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) at the Mbale Municipal Stadium.

Odur controls the ball during a previous training session. The striker won’t feature in Saturday’s Uganda Cup final against URA because of injury. Monitor Photo
Odur controls the ball during a previous training session. The striker won’t feature in Saturday’s Uganda Cup final against URA because of injury. Monitor Photo

On Thursday after their last training before they depart for Eastern region trip today morning said it was clear about the fitness of his first choice striking pairing of Tony Odur and Herman Wasswa was already ruled out through lengthy injuries and, goalkeeper Salim Jamal was distracted by his transfer to Sudan side El Merriekh.
Nsimbe (L) and his assistant Abudallah Mubiru gesture during a KCCA training session at Lugogo recently.
Nsimbe (L) and his assistant Abudallah Mubiru gesture during a KCCA training session at Lugogo recently.

The KCC coach revealed he is ‘monitoring the situation’ with a view of starting youngster Derrick Nsibambi as a lone striker for Saturday.

On the injuried duo, Nsimbe said: “We have assesed them (Odur and Wasswa who netted six and three goals respectively). The doctor tells us they are not fit enough to be thrown in there after analysing their situation.

“It looks like Derrick will be given the job afterall.

They had been expected to return for the final after missing last month’s semifinal return leg against Sports Club Victoria University (SCVU) with thigh injuries. Odur partly took part in midweek friendly against Police but was seen limping thereafter.

The Lugogo side practiced spot kicks this week as a way of preparing his players should circumstances demand that the Uganda Cup winner for 2014 be decided from the 12 yard distance on Saturday.

“All throughout this week I have had my players practice taking spot kicks to cover up all gaps such that our opponents are left with no chance. URA FC is a good team and I know they have also prepared very well as this is their only chance of silverware this season so we ought to go into this game very well prepared for anythin,” said Nsimbe.

Nsimbe whose team has already won the FUFA Super League title added that “This is football and anything can happen but the good thing all my players at this point are prepared both mentally and physically and I believe we are coming back with the trophy.

Still, the back-to-back league champions will also miss stylish midfielder, Steven Bengo through suspension for accumulated yellow cards.

URA is already in Mbale having traveled on Wednesday beaming with confidence to lift the Cup they last won in Gulu two seasons ago.

Brian Nsubuga Miiro will be the center referee of the tie.

The Winner will pocket Ug.shs 7,000,000 while the runners up will take Ug. Shs 2,000,000.

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