RESULT: Bright Stars 1 KCCA FC 0
Coach Morley Byekwaso quit the KCCA FC job after Sunday’s 0-1 loss to Bright Stars in the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarterfinal game played at the Kavumba Recreational ground.
In his post-match comments, Byekwaso claimed the players were no longer listening to his instructions so there was no need for him to stay on as their coach.
KCCA FC confirmed Byekwaso’s exit in a statement issued hours after the match but did not announce any immediate replacement.
It’s worth noting that KCCA were recently dethroned from the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table by SC Villa, who have since April 1 gained five-point lead ahead of second-placed KCCA.
Before Sunday’s loss, KCCA had failed to win in three consecutive league games; drawing 1-1 with Maroons FC, Blacks Power FC and UPDF FC respectively.
Meanwhile, Bright Stars’ coach Asaph Mwebaze declared his side is capable of winning the Uganda Cup this season after eliminating KCCA FC, the joint 10-time winners.
“Now that we have eliminated the record holders of this cup, we have a chance of going to the semifinals and even winning it,” Mwebaze stated.
Noordin Bunjo was Bright Stars hero after netting the only goal that eliminated KCCA, who missed a chance to equalize in the second half after Tshisungu Kankonde failed to convert a penalty kick.
Bright Stars join Adjumani Town Council FC, who shocked Express FC 2-0 on Saturday (April 15), Vipers SC and Police FC in the semifinals.