- Saturday May 13, 2017
- FUS Rabat (Morocco) Vs KCCA (Uganda) – Complexe Sportif Prince Héritier Moulay El Hassan
- Time: 10pm Local Time (12am EAT)
- Referees: Bienvenu Sinko (Centre) Kouame Gabriel Kangah (Assistant) and Bi Valere Gouho (Assistant).
Uganda’s representatives in the CAF Confederation Cup, KCCA target a decent start in the group stage when they face FUS Rabat of Morocco on Saturday.
The two sides face off at the Complexe Sportif Prince Héritier Moulay El Hassan in what is KCCA’s first ever continental game in the group stages.
To reach the stage, KCCA eliminated Egypt’s Al Masry 4-3 on penalties after dropping to the competition thanks to elimination from the CAF Champions League by reigning holders, Mamelodi Sundowns.
The club’s leading scorer Geoffrey Sserunkuma, with over 25 goals this season believes the side has ability to pick a decent result from where many Ugandan sides have failed to pick good results including last year when the same opponents walloped SC Villa 7-0 in the same competition.
Belief. We need to believe in ourselves, and the coach has been preaching that, but we also have to stay calm and have that game discipline for ninety minutes, we have a good team.
Mike Mutebi’s charges will miss four key players for the game including first choice goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan and team captain Denis Okot Oola.
The two are suspended for the group A clash and are joined by midfielders Muzamiru Mutyaba and Paul Mucureezi who are injured.
Young promising midfielder Allan Okello is also out as he concetrates on school duty with Kibuli SS in the National Post Primary schools competition.
But the good news is that new signing Ibrahim Saddam Juma is available to make his debut and is expected to partner Tom Masiko and or Ivan Ntege and Isaac Kirabira in the middle of the pack.
KCCA Probable XI: Douglas Kisembo (GK), Denis Rukundo, Timothy Denis Awany, Habib Kavuma, Paul Musamali, Isaac Kirabira, Tom Masiko, Ibrahim Saddam Juma, Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Brian Majwega and Isaac Muleme