Timothy Awany of Kampala City challenges Themba Zwane of Mamelodi Sundowns during the CAF Champions Legue match between Mamelodi Sundowns and Kampala City on the 10 March 2017 at Lucas Moripe Stadium © Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix
Tuesday Mar 21, 2017. 09:54
Despite their CAF Champions League exit, Uganda's Kampala Capital City Authority coach Hilary Mutebi has hailed the character of his charges.
KCCA lost to defending champions, Mamelodi Sundowns 3-2 on aggregate after a 1-1 draw against Pitso Mosimane's men last Saturday at home.
Although the hosts netted first through Geofrey Serunkuma, a late equaliser from Anthony Laffor ensured the South Africans are through to the group stages.
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Speaking to Kawowo Sports website, Mutebi said some players needed to be reminded of their duties as they failed to protect their lead.
“I am happy for the way the players treated the match throughout the game. It was only a lapse of concentration towards the end that cost us but overall, I am so proud of the overall display,” said Mutebi.
“Some players need to be reminded time over and again of their roles. I was not happy by (Sulaimon) Akinyemi’s performance.”
Meanwhile, the Ugandan side will now await for their fate when they play in the play-offs of the CAF Confederation Cup.