KCCA boss Mike Mutebi unfazed by Al Ahly ahead of Champions League clash

KCCA boss Mike Mutebi unfazed by Al Ahly ahead of Champions League clash
Mike Mutebi, coach of KCCA during the 2018 CAF Champions League football match between Township Rollers and KCCA at the National Stadium, Gaborone, Botswana on 04 May 2018 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday May 15, 2018. 14:00

Kamapala Capital City Authority coach Mike Mutebi says they are privileged to face one of the biggest clubs in Africa in the form of Egypt's Al Ahly.

KCCA are set to welcome the Red Devils in their second CAF Champions League, Group A tie on Tuesday afternoon at Mandela National Stadium at 15:00.

Following the Red Devils’ disappointing home draw against Espérance in the CAF Champions League, Hossam El Badry is determined to defeat the Ugandans at home.

However, Mutebi is banking on their youthful squad and his side's ambition to be the difference.

“For us it’s a privilege to play against the best club in Africa,” added the KCCA boss.

“It’s the only way to gauge our progress. We respect Al Ahly as a dominant force and for all they’ve achieved.

“But as an emerging force we have the desire to play against the best.

“We have the youngest team on the continent with the average age of 21 and we have given these boys responsibility.

“What I can assure you is that we shall go and play our way. “I don’t mind if we won 4-3 but what we want is to play good, entertaining football and both sides are capable of that.”

The encounter is scheduled to be staged at Mandela National Stadium on Tuesday at 15:00 (CAT).

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