Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE
  • Date: Saturday, March 18
  • Event: KCCA F.C vs. Mamelodi Sundowns (Agg: 1-2)
  • Venue: Phillip Omondi Stadium

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Reigning CAF Champions League winners, Mamelodi Sundowns have on Wednesday afternoon arrived in Uganda with a 45 man delegation ahead of the return leg with KCCA F.C.

The delegation set foot at Entebbe International Airport aboard South Africans Airways on flight  SA 160 at 2:30 p.m.

Led by the CAF 2016 coach of the year, Pitso Mosimane and the 2016 CAF Footballer of the Year (based in Africa), Dennis Onyango alongside the other players, the entire group looked relaxed as they checked in.

Mosimane told the eagerly awaiting media personnel that they are ready for the task ahead of them.

We have had a congested fixture unlike KCCA.

Before we played them (KCCA), they had played a game and won 7-0 and rested 7 days to the first leg. We had a game 3 days to the match.

Same stuff this time round, we had a game mid-week, they have been resting.

Therefore we shall be playing a rested group but nevertheless, we are ready to face them. We have not excuses whatsoever.

Team skipper Hlompho Kekana shared the same school of thought as the manager.

Kekana noted that he expects a tough battle which they will encounter and triumph.

We expect a tough battle when we play KCCA in Kampala.

We shall give them the due respect they deserve.

Mamelodi Sundowns has done their home work well.

The contingent was accorded hospitable reception as they were warmly welcomed at Entebbe International Airport by KCCA and FUFA officials.

[/media-credit] Denis Onyango was part of the delegation to Uganda but he will not play in the match Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

They were thereafter driven in  Modern Coast bus registration no. UBA 831D to Kampala Serena Hotel where they will be accommodated until departure.

The team is expected to conduct their first session in Uganda on Thursday at a venue yet to be identified.

The Brazilians carry a slim advantage into the return leg following a narrow 2-1 win at Lucas Moripe Stadium last Friday.

Ivorian defender, Soumahoro Bangaly and Brazilian midfielder Ricardo dos Santos  Nascimento scored for the home side inside the opening six minutes before striker Geoffrey Sserunkuma pulled off a late precious away goal 22 minutes to full time.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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