I will keep giving an opportunity to junior players | Mike Mutebi

KCCA FC Gaffer Mike Hillary Mutebi has emphasized that he will keep giving an opportunity to the soccer academy players to prove themselves at the big stage.

The manager spoke to www.kccafc.co.ug shortly after the Uganda Cup game between Doves FC and KCCA FC, where the latter emerged winners and progressed to the quarter-finals of the 46th edition of the tournament.

L-R; Mike Mutebi and Anaku Sadat a product from the KCCA soccer academy

Mutebi on the soccer academy players.

We have a responsibility to usher new talent to this football club, just like it has been over the years. And nothing beats ushering talent that knows the philosophy of the club. That is why we shall insist on giving a chance to some of the players from our development side.

Just like we did with Poloto, Okello, Anaku, Kizza, and others, we shall continue to do so even with the current crop of players.

We believe in these kids and we want to start a few of them when they are still young as we continue to follow their development.

Left-back, Juma Ibrahim made his senior club debut against Doves FC in Uganda Cup, Masindi

Mutebi handed Juma Ibrahim a senior full debut against Doves FC in the Uganda Cup and had another youngster in Mwanje Elvis make his debut as a substitute in the same game.

The boys that we have nurtured from our development side played well against Doves FC and it reflects the amazing work the other coaches are doing with the junior team. We will keep giving them (soccer academy players) an opportunity to have them gain more experience when they are still young and this will help us as a club in the long run.

Mwanje Elvis and Otim Jerome during a training session with the senior team

Among other junior team players that made the matchday squad against Doves FC but did not play are; Mukisa Simon (Defender), Sebulime Pius (Midfielder) and Otim Jerome (Striker),