Morley Byekwaso and Mike Mutebi Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO
[/media-credit] The men in charge at KCCA FC, Morley Byekwaso (L) and Mike Mutebi Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

KCCA Football Club manager Mike Mutebi is optimistic his side can got to Nigeria and pick a positive result against Rivers United.

Derrick Nsibambi scored in either half as the Kasasiro defeated Rivers 2-1 at Philip Omondi Stadium in Lugogo and the Ugandan champions went second in Group A of the CAF Confederation Cup after three rounds.

“It was a good game. We troubled them more but we were not effective. We should have scored about four or five but it was a good match overall,” Mutebi said after the game.

With every team in the group looking to take care of their home games, the deciding factor on which side advances might come down on who fares better on their travels and the man in charge at KCCA is well aware.

“I believe if we play the way we did here away, we will get the result. All we have to do is to outscore the opponents for now, be effective on offense as we solve carelessness on defense,” he added.

With the hosts looking comfortable in the lead and bossing possession, the visitors beat an offside trap just after the half hour mark through intelligent forward Fredrick Obomate who crossed to Bolaji Sakin and the big man hit a first time volley into the roof that left Benjamin Ochan stagnant for the equalizer.

From that point, Rivers United looked comfortable with the score line and started to take on a few time wasting tricks.

And asked if the equalizing goal got him worried, Mutebi said: “I was not worried. The way we play we always create chances.

“I’m disappointed by Rivers United time wasting. It’s not good for football but otherwise they are a good team. We respect them but we are going there with a lot of confidence.”

The two sides meet for the return leg on Tuesday, June 20 away in Port Harcourt.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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