KCCA dispatch Club Africain in Confederation Cup

KCCA dispatch Club Africain in Confederation Cup
Tonny Odur (R) and teammate Tom Masiko (L) of KCCA FC celebrate after scoring against Entebbe FC during their Fufa Super League game at Lugogo Stadium, Kampala on 01 October 2013 ©Ismail Kezaala/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday May 23, 2017. 17:35

Goals from Derrick Nsimbambi and Tom Masiko gave Kampala Capital City Authority a 2-1 win over Club Africain in the CAF Confederation Cup, Group A tie at Phillip Omondi Stadium, Uganda on Wednesday afternoon.

The win for the hosts sees them placed at number three in the group with three points from two matches so far and will face Rivers United at home in June.

Although the hosts went into the encounter targeting the full three points, they allowed the Tunisian giants to find the back of the net.

However, Africain were the first to draw blood when Mokhtar Belkhiter netted in the 20th minute after an assist by Ahmed Khalil to unsettle their hosts.

Despite numerous efforts to find an equaliser, it took Mike Mutebi's men the entire first half as they struggled to unlock the hosts defence.

On the stroke of half time, Nsimbambi finished David Okot's assist in the injury time of the first half to make it 1-1 before the interval.

In the second stanza, the Ugandan Premier League champions came back with renewed energies as they scored their leading goal.

Midfielder Masiko finished Geoffrey Sserunkuma's pass in the 62nd minute to hand the hosts the deserved lead, 2-1.

The Ugandans managed to keep their lead as they marched away with their first full three points in the group stages.

For the visiting Tunisian outfit, the loss sees them sitting at number two with three points and their next match will come against FUS Rabat away in June.

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