Following their agonizing exit from the CECAFA Kagame Cup, KCCA FC head Coach Morley Byekwaso was quick to attribute their predicament to bad luck on the evening.
This he said while addressing the media in the aftermath of their 1-0 loss against Burundi’s Messager Ngozi at the Benjamin William Mkapa Stadium, Dar es Salam in their final Group B game.
The defending champions put up an uncharacteristic performance on the evening that is less synonymous with what we have come to expect of them. Fair to say that they were horrible and their offense looked lackluster.
The gaffer however holds different views as highlighted in his post match interview:
“I am convinced we played the best football in terms of attack but the day wasn’t ours. It wasn’t shocking that we lost since everyone was happy with our efforts despite the failure. Luck is paramount in these tournaments but we just kept hitting the crossbar.” A tongue-in-cheek Morley said.
He would also use the same platform to emphasize the need for his forward players to be both more assertive and clinical infront of goal so as to avoid such undesirable consequences.
The general feeling is that the Lugogo giant’s boss is experiencing a rough patch in his management career at the top level which might be detrimental to his confidence growth since the loss also coincides with the failure of his Uganda Kobs side at the Cecafa U23 championship in Ethiopia not so long ago.
His approach to the media however doesn’t seem to suggest so as he assures all fans and wellwishers of the club that his confidence and that of the team was yet to waver and that lesions had been learnt from this adventure.
“We have learnt a lot, we need to sharpen our attack and be more effective. Once we misuse our chances then it becomes a problem in the future. We need to work extremely hard so that we take away the chances for better positive results. This has helped us to see the shape we are in.” He added.
The loss not only sent the kasasiro boys parking but also condemned them to rock bottom of their group, finishing with just three points.
Uganda’s other representatives Express FC progressed to the semi finals of the tournament after finishing top of group A with 7 points.
It is important to also note that for this year’s Kagame Cup tournament, the Kasasiro Boys have only managed to score once in over 270 minutes. More questions will be asked of the gaffer as the club prepares for a transition.