Derrick Nsibambi in action at Lugogo against Club Africain in the Caf Confederation Cup last year Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE
  • Saturday June 3, 2017
  • KCCA (Uganda) Vs Rivers United (Nigeria) – Lugogo @ 4pm
On form Derrick Nsibambi will be KCCA’s go to man against Rivers United

KCCA have a chance to pull away from at least two of the teams in Group A of the CAF Confederation Cup but must beat Rivers United of Nigeria.

The Ugandan representatives host the Nigerian side at Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo on Saturday, close to 24 hours after the other group match that has Morocco’s FUS Rabat at home to Tunisia’s Club Africain.

Regardless of the result in Rabat, maximum points for the Kasasiro will see them climb up the table from the base.

KCCA manager Mike Hilary Mutebi and his charges are aware that nothing short of three points will leave their chances of a quarter final spot in bother.

“The target is always to win but with the situation in the group, we must win decently,” said Mutebi. “They will have some respect for KCCA of course because of some decent result the club has got of recent,” he added.

His counterpart Stanley Eguma also has belief in his charges and has warned the hosts against expecting it easy despite playing at home.

“We are coming to Uganda to fight hard so we are ready,” Eguma told Futaa before leaving Nigeria. “Football is not mathematics. Despite the fact that they have been winning at home and won (against Africain), it’s not a guarantee that they’re going to beat us because we are well prepared,” he added.

Team News

KCCA have midfielder Muzamiru Mutyaba back in the team after a couple of weeks off and Mutebi says he is ready to play.

We are very prepared. Our players that have been injured like Muzamiru Mutyaba are back. We have tested him against Express, The Cranes and in practice match on Thursday and he played well.

The visitors have kept their cards close to their chest but are already in the country with no injury news communicated.

How will KCCA line up?

Going the recent training sessions, Vincent Kayizzi has a very big chance to make an appearance and so is Ivan Ntege.

KCCA Probable XI:

Benjamin Ochan (GK), Denis Okot ©, Timothy Awany, Paul Musamali, Vincent Kayizzi, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Tom Masiko, Allan Okello, Derrick Nsibambi, Geoffrey Sserunkuma and Muleme Isaac.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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