Kizito banks on passion of young players to overcome Congo side

By: Elvis Senono

Victoria University go into their game against DR Congo side CS Don Bosco hoping that the desire to deliver on their maiden continental appearance can help them get a positive first leg result.

Having suspended three of the club’s most experienced players because of indiscipline, the university side travel to Lubumbashi for the Caf Confederations Cup preliminary first round fixture with a very young squad. Former skipper Nestory Kizito, who is now part of the club’s coaching staff, said yesterday that having a young squad playing the first leg away from home would play in their favour.

“Young players play with a lot of passion,” former Cranes defender Kizito said after yesterday’s training session at Namboole. Adding: “Playing the first leg away from home is an advantage because players are also able to express themselves better without added pressure of home fans.”

That enthusiasm and passion Kizito talked about was on show during yesterday morning’s session although he and head coach Morley Byekwaso might want to talk to the players to avoid channelling such energy against teammates.

Byekwaso was forced to intervene after new recruit Moses Musindo and left back Isaac Muleme almost came to blows. Musindo appeared to swing an elbow towards Muleme with the coach consequently ordering the winger off the pitch.


Musindo was also among the eight players dropped by Byekwaso as he released his final 18-man squad that will have five debutantes.

Exciting left winger Peter Otai, signed from Maroons in January, made the cut.

There was, however, no place for former KCC attacker Caesar Sapeo and former Water FC winger Brian Ochwo, who missed out after fracturing his arm.

Strikers Daniel Nsubuga and Mathew Odong, however, did not take part in yesterday’s training as they were still sorting out their travel documents but are expected to take part in the final session this morning. The team is expected to fly out tomorrow morning.

Related Post
By: James Owich Kampala: The United States army is offering cash to former LRA fighers
By: CLEMENT ALUMA MARACHA: State minister for Local Government Alex Onzima has threatened to resign
By: Francis Mugerwa Hoima: Medical officials have confirmed the outbreak of a measles epidemic in

Leave a Reply