The CEO of KCCA FC, Anisha Muhoozi, strongly expressed her opposition to the plans of the Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) to create its own club for competing in the Uganda Premier League. In a live interview on NBS Sport’s show, NBS Press Box, Muhoozi stated that it would not be appropriate for the federation to own a football club, despite their claims that it would contribute to talent development.
During the interview, Muhoozi also highlighted the reasons behind KCCA FC’s decision to partner with Kampala Queens Women’s Football Club. She explained, “We entered into a three-year partnership with Kampala Queens because their vision aligns with ours. Through this collaboration, we aim to gain insights into running a women’s team effectively.”
Muhoozi emphasized the importance of KCCA FC’s technical committee in player recruitment and decision-making. She stated, “By the time the club makes such decisions, we have conducted thorough due diligence and analysis.”
The response was in line with a query about KCCA FC’s decision to sign foreign players and whether it was beneficial for the club’s business. She addressed the concern by stating, “As a club, we believe in striking a balance between local talent and international experience. Signing foreign players brings a fresh perspective and adds value to our team. It also enhances the overall competitiveness of the league and helps us showcase the talent from Uganda on a broader stage. We carefully evaluate the potential business benefits and the impact on the team’s performance before making such signings.”
Addressing the departure of defender Geoffrey Wasswa, one of their key players from the previous season, Muhoozi clarified that the decision was reached due to the failure to reach a mutually agreeable conclusion. She said, “We wanted to retain Geoffrey Wasswa in the club. However, we were unable to reach a satisfactory agreement with his agents, and the negotiations reached an impasse. Regrettably, we had to part ways due to the inability to agree on working terms.”
Regarding the abrupt departure of Coach Morley Byekwaso, Muhoozi expressed disappointment but acknowledged the freedom of movement for labor. She added, “Coach Morley Byekwaso’s resignation took us by surprise, and we were dissatisfied with the manner of his departure. However, as one of the club’s legends, we will continue to support him and wish him well in his future endeavors.”