Benjamin Ochan, a seasoned goalkeeper, has been elected captain of the KCCA FC club. Midfielder Ali Abubakar Gift, as well as veteran utility players Denis Iguma and Julius Poloto, will be his deputies.
The team captains for the 2021-2022 season have been revealed by the management of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League entity Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club.
Morley Byekwaso, the club’s manager, made the statement at the MTN-Omondi Stadium in Lugogo during an official flag-off ceremony ahead to the start of the new season.
Benjamin Ochan, the team’s captain, is a returning goalie. Midfielder Ali Abubakar Gift, veteran utility player Denis Iguma, and Julius Poloto will fill in for him.
In September 2021, Ochan returned to KCCA FC for his third stint.
The shaved goalkeeper previously represented KCCA in the 2008-2009 and 2015-2018 seasons. Ochan’s expertise, undeniable leadership ability, and broad knowledge of the club were singled out by Byekwaso.
“I have chosen Ochan Benjamin as Captain because of his experience as a person and one who knows this football club in and out. He has got all the qualities to make a good captain and he is the right player to lead these players. Ochan will be deputized by Gift Ali Abubakar, Denis Iguma and Julius Poloto. All these three are leaders and can be able to stand in as captain on any day.” Morley Byekwaso, KCCA FC Manager.
Ochan replaces another goalkeeper, Charles Lukwago, who has since moved on to Ethiopia’s St George. He anticipates a fruitful season in which KCCA will not only compete but also participate in competitions.
“It feels good to be captain for KCCA FC. We believe it is going to be a fruitful season. It is an interesting squad of experienced players and youngsters. Of course the new role comes with pressure but pressure that is worth it. Mine is to direct the players and instill that attitude of a winning side to the players.” Benjamin Ochan, KCCA first choice goalkeeper and captain.
However,On Sunday, October 17, 2021, KCCA will kick off the 2021-2022 season with a trip to Wakiso to face Wakiso Giants at the Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium.