KCCA's Tom Masiko tries to beat Nader Ghandri during the CAF Confederation Cup game at Lugogo. Masiko scored a stunner. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

Rivers United technical manger Stanley Eguma and his team will be desperate to avoid defeat against KCCA when the two sides meet on Saturday at the Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo in the continental engagement.

The two sides square off on match day three of the Caf Confederation Cup in Group A, with both on three points, and Eguma who watched his team succumb to a 2-1 loss to El-Kanemi Warriors on Sunday in the Nigerian local league is desperate for at least a point.

“We were very disappointed to have lost to El-Kanemi but we must now put that behind us to focus on our next game against KCCA,” Eguma said as quoted by Supersport.com

“The group is very competitive as all four clubs have three points each having won their home matches. It means getting a point at least against KCCA in Kampala is very important as it could be decisive in the end,” he added.

The Nigerian side is currently placed third in the Group, but Eguma is adamant his side can make the qualifying spots, and to achieve that, they must keep the Ugandan champions at bay on Saturday as the tie could decide their fate.

While he believes FUS Rabat and Club Africain- the other Group A teams- are ‘technically better’ than KCCA, Eguma, admits the Ugandan representatives are a decent side.

“The only team we have not faced so far is KCCA who are a good side following the intel I have on them.

“I think FUS and Club Africain are technically better [than KCCA] but I still think we can finish in the top two by the time we play all our group matches.

“It is important not to lose on Saturday to KCCA but as always, our objective is to win that game.”

The four teams in Group A are each on three points heading into match day three, but FUS Rabat lead the pack on goal difference. Ugandan representatives KCCA are placed last.

The top two teams in the group will progress to the quarterfinals.

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