Nikola Kavazovic and Mike Mutebi during the Township Rollers and KCCA team press conference ahead of their 2018 CAF Champions League football match in Gaborone, Botswana on 03 May 2018 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Wednesday May 16, 2018. 13:57
Kampala Capital City Authority coach Mike Mutebi says they played well in the second half as they beat Al Ahly in the CAF Champions League.
The Group A match was staged at Mandela National Sports Stadium where the Ugandans claimed a 2-0 win over the Red Devils.
Mutebi hailed his team’s tactical display especially after the break as his side conquered the Egyptian side at Namboole on Tuesday.
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The gaffer, however, admitted his side were below par in the first half but is happy with the full three points.
“I have always said we respect Al Ahly as giants of African football and for all they have achieved,” said Mutebi.
“But today on the pitch, we displayed very good tactical discipline in the second half after some school boy mistakes in the first half.
“We should have scored more in the second half and in the end we have gauged ourselves against the very best. Today, I’m very satisfied.”
Although Mutebi described the effort as collective, he had some kind words for Man of the Match Charles Lukwago and goal scorer Ibrahim Sadam Juma.
“Lukwago was employed to do his job and he did that,” added the coach.
“But he was exceptional just like Sadam. In Gaborone, the young kid (Ikara) was jittery and it showed how we missed our first choice goalkeeper.
“When you have a composed goalie that likes to play from the back, he gives his defenders confidence and he did that.”
KCCA now sit third on the Group D table with three points and will visit Tunisia’s Esperance on July 17 in their next game.