KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi shouts instruction to his charges during the CAF Confederation Cup game against Club Africain at Lugogo. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
  • Saturday June 3, 2017
  • KCCA (Uganda) Vs Rivers United (Nigeria) – Lugogo @ 4pm
[/media-credit] Mike Mutebi Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

Mike Mutebi believes KCCA’s recent performances on the continent will see them attract respect from Nigeria’s Rivers United who they face on Saturday at Lugogo.

The two sides face off in their third Group A game of the Total CAF Confederation Cup with either seeking a decent result to stay on course for a quarter final berth.

KCCA has won against Angola’s Desportivo de Agosto, Tunisia’s Club Africain and Egypt’s Al Masry at Lugogo and their only draw on continent came against African champions, Mamelodi Sundowns.

“They will have some respect for us of course because of some decent result the club has got,” said Mutebi who also has in mind how he expects the Nigerians to approach the game.

“They will come try to be very careful, play on the break. Basic practices,” he said. “Of course you know the Nigerians are always physical but what do we do, we play our way. We try to counter how they play and disorganize them.”

The gaffer hailed the Nigeria Premier League runners up last season saying they are tactically organised.

They may not have the quality and history of clubs like Africain but they are very tactically organised and defensively disciplined.

All the four teams in the group are tied on 3 points but KCCA rank lowest due to an inferior goal difference.

They have only scored more than once in continental competitions – when they rallied to beat Club Africain 2-1 a couple of weeks ago.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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