KCCA FC lost striker Geoffrey Sserunkuma, the Most Valuable Player of the 2016/2017 Uganda Premier League season.
On top of it, they also lost Tom Masiko and Ivan Ntege, two midfielders, that had been with the team for the bigger part of five years.
To some, KCCA looks to have lost key cogs, that inspired the league and cup double, and will be significantly uncompetitive this season.
But to manager Mike Mutebi, that is far from accurate; he believes his teamhas substantially improved.
“We have graduated a number of our young players from the academy team. Many of them had been out on last season, to get more playing time. They have now improved, and should give a new dimension of hunger, which will drive us to even more success,” Mutebi said.
Defender Filbert Obenchan is one of those youngsters, who comes from the same system, that brought Allan Okello and Julius Poloto.
KCCA unveiled ten new players among whom is one of the Big League’s top shooters, youthful striker Patrick Kaddu from Maroons FC, to replace Sserunkuma.
Kaddu scored 18 goals last season. But Mutebi’s idea, behind which he has also added attackers like Tito Okello and Allan Oryek, is to spread out the teams goal threat.