Geoffrey Sserunkuma (left), Masiko (centre) and Derrick Nsibambi (right) all start against CD Agosto Credit: © Kawowo Sports / AMINAH BABIRYE
  • Sunday February 19, 2017
  • Primeiro de Agosto (Angola) Vs KCCA (Uganda) – Estadio 11 Novembro @ 5pm (7pm EAT)
  • (KCCA lead 1-0 on aggregate)
[/media-credit] KCCA Coach Mike Mutebi in training at the Estadio 11 Novembro Credit: © Kawowo Sports / AMINAH BABIRYE

KCCA, Uganda’s representatives in the CAF Champions League take on Angola’s Primeiro de Agosto in the return leg of the preliminary round.

The Kasasiro lead the tie 1-0 from the first leg and all they need is to avoid defeat of more than a single goal margin to advance to the next round.

The visitors’ coach, Mike Mutebi has already warned the hosts that KCCA are not going to sit back and defend their slim lead but attack, with a search for an important away goal.

“We are not going to sit back and defend,” said Mutebi. “We are going to play the way we play… Have the ball, use it smartly and try to be efficient in the final third and that is it,” he added.

We are not going there to defend, that not our type of play. We have to dominate but most importantly to be effective in front of goal because we will create chances

The hosts’ assistant coach Ivo Traca has already sounded a little afraid after revealing KCCA have all the advantage although he insists his side have the mantle to overturn deficit.

[/media-credit] Ivo Traca speaking to the press Credit: CD Agosto

“It will not be easy,” said Traca as quoted by the club’s official website. “We will play with a team that leads the championship of their country, in terms of games, they take advantage because they are already going in the 16th round, and perhaps because of this they have more rhythm than our team,” he added.

From the first game we played in Kampala, we have the possibility to change the result and move on to the other phase of the competition, which is not impossible: we will enter the game with determination and obtain a result that will allow us to win the tie.

Team News

The hosts have reported no injury worries and so have the visitors who surprisingly traveled with only 16 players.

The experienced trio of Robert Ssentongo, Vincent Kayizzi and Nigerian midfielder Sulaimon Akinyemi are all missing after failing to make the grade according to the KCCA gaffer.

KCCA Probable XI

Benjamin Ochan (GK), Denis Okot ©, Habib Kavuma, Timothy Awany, Joseph Ochaya, Ivan Ntege, Isaac Kirabira, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Tom Masiko, Geoffrey Sserunkuma and Derrick Nsibambi.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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