Uganda’s representatives in the 2014 CECAFA Cup Winners competition, SC Victoria University, have vowed to perform well in the inaugural event to run in Sudan May 22 to June 4th.
Head coach Morley Byekwaso said in Khartoum, Sudan, this afternoon that they are in in the competition for serious business.
The coach said during an interview at the Kabri Tourstic Hotel that his team is well prepared for the two-week tournament.
“We arrived safely on Sunday had light training today,” added the youthful coach.
Byekwaso said they will handle the South Sudan representatives Malakia FC very seriously because they are not a simple team.
Byekwaso said winning the opening match will be a good start. SC Victoria University are grouped alongside Malakia FC, Polisi FC (Zanzibar) and home side El Merreikh FC.
The tournament that runs run May 22 to June 4 in three cities has also attracted two Egyptian guest sides, Arab Contractors and Al Masry.
SC Victoria University, who finished second in the Ugandan League this season and fell out at the semi-final stage of the knock out of the Uganda Cup, has vowed to prove a point in the regional tournament.
The Ugandan team will, however, miss the services of injured Isaac Muleme and the Cranes duo of Dennis Iguma and Savio Kabugo, who will be preparing with the national team for the second leg of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The other teams in the tournament include El Merreikh Al Fasher (Suadn), Mbeya City (Tanzania), Elman FC (Somalia), AFC Leopards (Kenya), Al Ahli Shandi (Sudan), Defence FC (Ethiopia), Dikhil FC (Djibouti), Hey Al Arab (Sudan), Flambeau de L’Est (Burundi) and Etincelles (Rwanda).