APR keeps KCCA worried
UGANDA’S KCCA FC coach George Nsimbe has pointed out three-time winners APR as their main group stage threat in this year’s Cecafa Kagame Cup tournament set to run from August 8-24 in Kigali.
Speaking to Ugandan media over the weekend, Nsimbe who is looking to beef up his curriculum vitae at the regional level said that his only worry in the group lies with Rwandan champions APR, whose approach to football matches today is unfamiliar to him.
The Ugandan champions are grouped with APR, Flambeau de l’est from Burundi, Kenya’s Gor Mahia and Telecom of Djibouti.
Nsimbe who won his first title at the Mapinduzi Cup in Zanzibar last January said, said that Kenya’s Gor Mahia will not be an issue in his ambitions to win Group B of the Cecafa Kagame Cup.
“I believe our group is tough but Gor Mahia is not a problem to me. I have been watching the Kenyan league on TV and I know how to confront them. APR is the problem because you know clubs have evolved their approach to playing,” Nsimbe said.
APR Fc who won the Turbo King league and Peace Cup titles will be eyeing a treble when the two-week annual championships rolls in next month at Amahoro and Nyamirambo Stadia.
Since 2002, President Paul Kagame who is also the patron of Cecafa has been sponsoring the regional club championship to a tune of US$60,000 into cash prize annually.
A further $15,000 has also been put into the organization of the event. The fixtures and time schedules will be released next week. Burundi’s Vital’O is the champions.