KCCA new boy, Juma, relishing challenge

KCCA’s latest acquisition, Saddam Juma, cannot wait to roll on his new shirt in the Confederation Cup group stage match against Morocco’s Fus Rabat this weekend.

Juma penned a three-year-deal with the Lugogo-based outfit on Monday, which will see him don the yellow jersey until 2020.

Mike Mutebi, the KCCA manager, brought in the former Express midfielder to initially boost his side’s continental push.

“It’s a big challenge that every big player has to grab the opportunity,” Juma told upl.co.ug.

“To see myself where I am and where am going I think I needed to be at that stage and this is the right time.

“It’s also a platform to push for a place in the national team, and to see how far I can go. To me this is like a new start.”

And in what is sure to anger Express fans, Juma also said he moved because KCCA are a bigger club.

“So for any player with bigger ambitions and bigger goals you need to be among the best,” he told Daily Monitor, “So I think KCCA was the best option for me.

“They have been on me for quite long and I thought maybe this time round it was the perfect time.”

Rules allow a player who has at least six months left on his contract to move when the current season is on-going, for as long as the affected clubs agree.

However, that footballer cannot play for any of the two clubs in domestic competitions until that particular season ends. That player can, however, represent his new club on the continent.