- CAF Champions League | First Round (1st Leg)
- Friday March 10, 2017
- Mamelodi Sundowns (RSA) Vs KCCA (Uganda) – Lucas Moripe stadium @ 8pm (Local Time) 9 pm (EAT)
Ugandan champions KCCA FC have named their starting line up for their do or die encounter against Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.
Mike Mutebi, the KCCA FC coach – who earlier said his team has respect for Sundowns has employed a 4-2-1-3 system ahead of the crucial tie.
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In an interview with Kawowo Sports, Mutebi stated that KCCA FC were going to play their own game with little focus on the defending champions, he seems to oblige.
Skipper Denis Okot starts in Right back, Habib Kavuma and Timothy Awany in central defense, flamboyant Joseph Ochaya in left back.
Ivan Ntege and Isaac Kirabira feature in the defensive midfield. Muzamir Mutyaba will have the central midfield to himself as he links up to the front trio of Paul Musamali, Brian Majweja, and Goefrey Sserunkuma.
Familiar custodian Benjamin remains in between the sticks, fellow shot-stopper Charles Lukwago, Derrick Nsibambi, Robert Ssentongo, Vincent Kayizzi, youngster Allan Okello and Denis Rukundo on bench.
Goal Keeper: Benjamin Ochan
Defenders: Denis Okot, Habib Kavuma, Timothy Awany, Joseph Ochaya
Midfielders: Ivan Ntege, Isaac Kirabira, Muzamir Mutyaba
Forwards: Paul Musamali, Brian Majweja, Goefrey Sserunkuma.
Substitutes: Charles Lukwago (GK), Derrick Nsibambi, Robert Ssentongo, Vincent Kayizzi, Allan Okello, Denis Rukundo
— KCCA FC (@KCCAFC) March 10, 2017
KCCA’s Man to watch
Geoffrey Sserunkuma: He has scored in each and every match this year for KCCA and his experience will be vital against the South Africans.
What you didn’t know
- KCCA eliminated South Africa’s SuperSport United in the CAF Champions League in 2009. Onyango and Laffor, now at Sundowns were part of the South African side while Benjamin Ochan kept goal for KCCA then. Robert Ssentongo was also part of the Kasasiro.
- KCCA have never played in the group stages of the CAF Champions League while Sundowns are reigning African champions.
- KCCA have only failed to score away from home in CAF Champions League once in 10 years – against Cosmos De Bafia of Cameroon.