Sserunkuma and Mucureezi celebrate during KCCA vs BUL Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE
  • Primeiro de Agosto 2-1 KCCA [2-2 on aggregate, KCCA progress on away goals goal]
[/media-credit] Sserunkuma score the all important goal away from home Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

Geoffrey Sserunkuma strike was enough to see KCCA through to the next round of the CAF Champions League despite losing 2-1 to Angola’s Primeiro de Agosto in Luanda.

In a game played at the Estadio 11 Novembro on Sunday, the hosts were the better team for most parts of the game but the visitors took a surprise lead when Sserunkuma scored off an assist from Muzamiru Mutyaba after 20 minutes.

The goal awakened the Angolan champions who regrouped and ten minutes later, found the leveller through Bua.

And seven minutes later, they took a deserved lead through Geraldo who headed past Benjamin Ochan in goal.

KCCA manager Mike Mutebi made a first change with Tom Masiko, who surprisingly started after a long lay injury off getting off for Paul Mucureezi with Mutyaba now shifting to his preferred position, playing behind the two forwards.

He made another change after the break with Brian Majwega replacing Derrick Nsibambi who had a bad day at office but it was still the hosts with large portions of possession.

Despite playing under pressure due constant threats from the opponents, the Kasasiro held on as a third goal would have ended their continental adventure.

At the final whistle, the aggregate score line remained 2-2 but the Ugandan side progressed to the next round on away goals rule.

They will now face African Champions Mamelodi Sundowns in the next round with the aggregate winner qualifying for the group stages.

KCCA Lineup: Benjamin Ochan (GK), Denis Okot (C), Habib Kavuma, Timothy Awany, Joseph Ochaya, Ivan Ntege, Isaac Kirabira, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Tom Masiko (Paul Mucureezi), Geoffrey Sserunkuma and Derrick Nsibambi (Brian Majwega)

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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