By Peter Tabu
It’s no secret that KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi does not mince his words even if it concerns his own players. And now, the tough talking coach has no kind words for his senior players based on their performances thus far in this season.
KCCA’s unbeaten run – four wins and three – draws is not the issue. Far from it. It is the variations in performances from senior players who Mutebi thinks should step up. After the league game against Vipers, Mutebi was utterly bitter with midfielder Saddam Juma whom he said had not followed instructions. Juma also missed a spot kick in normal time.
“Most of these players like Saddam lack the football knowledge. They missed that stage and in the end they do as they please,” Mutebi lashed out at the post match press conference and it wasn’t any different on Tuesday evening after the 3-2 win over struggling Villa.
“We had a great game but we didn’t play well, we made careless mistakes in defence and we also didn’t use the ball well especially from my senior players, they need to step up,” he said toughly.
Mike Mutyaba, Juma, Timothy Awany and goalkeeper Charles Lukwago are some of the senior players Mutebi relies on for experience this season. It remains to be seen if the 11 time league champions can maintain their unbeaten run.