Two goals in the first half and the other in the second gave Morocco’s FUS Rabat a 3-0 victory over visiting KCCA in the first game of Group A in the CAF Confederation Cup.
Brahim El Bahri opened the scoring for the hosts inside eight minutes before Yusupha O M Njie doubled the lead with an easy tap with three minutes to the break while Karim Benairif put the icing on the cake with a third, seventeen minutes to the final whistle.
Despite the loss, KCCA trio of Habib Kavuma, stand in skipper for the game in the absence of suspended Denis Okot, Brian Majwega and anchorman Isaac Kirabira remain positive.
Below is the excerpt from their reaction after the encounter at Complexe Sportif Prince Héritier Moulay El Hassan
Habib Kavuma (Defender)
The first game in the group is never easy. So we tried to work hard but lost the game. Now we have to work on our mistakes which we made yesterday so that we can win our other games. The first game at home, we have to capitalize. The team (FUS Rabat) was good and learnt a lot from them and hope when we go back home, we will improve on our mistakes.
Brian Majwega (Attacking Midfielder)
The way forward is to concentrate on the remaining five games. We need to take game by game as a final because right now, the situation we are in, we need to gather points so we can reach the quarter finals.
Isaac Kirabira (Defensive Midfielder)
It was never an easy game and knew nothing about how they play. It was the first group game and somehow, we were also nervous. But it was big learning curve and we hope to rectify our mistakes for the upcoming games and collect points that can enable us qualify from the group.
KCCA, the first Ugandan side to play at the group stage of the continental competition will host Tunisia’s Club Africain in their second game on Wednesday, May 24.