KCCA out to stun El-Masry in Confederation Cup

KCCA out to stun El-Masry in Confederation Cup
KCCA FC (Uganda) head coach Mike Hilary Mutebi and second assistant coach Badru Kaddu

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday Apr 15, 2017. 14:32

Uganda Premier League side, Kampala Capital City Authority will hope to reach the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup when they meet Egypt's El-Masryon Saturday.

Leading 1-0 from the first leg, the KCCA are a motivated side considering the financial rewards coming from reaching the group stages.

The Ugandans are aware that a win will see them pocket not less than $ 275,000 (Ugx. 1 billion) for reaching the group stages.

Although history is against the Ugandan side as no side from the country has ever eliminated an Egyptian side, coach Mike Mutebi is confident of re-writing that.

He said they are not going to Ismailia to defend the lead, bu to attack and seek for more goals to book their spot.

“We are not going to Egypt to defend the first leg score,” said Mutebi.

“We shall always play our way which is to use the ball smartly and create chances.”

In other news, Mutebi dropped defensive midfielder Ivan Ntege from the team that travelled for the te and also left out the experienced duo of Vincent Kayizzi as well as Robert Ssentongo.

The reigning Ugandan champions, who missed out on a spot in the CAF Champions League after losing 3-2 to Mamelodi Sundowns will hope to see their duo in strikers, Derrick Nsibambi and Geoffrey Sserunkuma, ready to score goals.

It is also reported that the return of Timothy Awany and Habib Kavuma who missed the 1-0 win in the first leg, gives Mutebi options at the back while Muzamiru Mutyaba is also available for the crucial encounter.

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