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Clinical KCCA humble African giants Al Ahly at Namboole

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 15th May 2018 08:43 PM

The victory means KCCA have three points from two games. Al Ahly has one.

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The victory means KCCA have three points from two games. Al Ahly has one.

KCCA FC's goalkeeper Charles Lukwago (right) intercepts Al Ahly's Phakamani Mahlambi during a CAF Champions League match at Namboole. PHOTOS: Michael Nsubuga

CAF Champions League

Results

KCCA 2 Al Ahly 0

KCCA coach Mike Mutebi believes playing against Al Ahly has given his side a good test ahead of their upcoming games on the continent.

Mutebi was speaking to the media after KCCA beat giants Al Ahly 2-0 on Tuesday in the CAF Champions’ League group stages at Mandela National stadium, Kampala.

“This has given us a good test. We created schoolboy mistakes in the first half, but were fortunate that we didn’t concede. But in the second, we changed our style of play and I believe we should have even scored more than four goals,” Mutebi said.

Despite the victory, KCCA had their goalkeeper Charles Lukwago to thank for saving a penalty.

 Lukwago dives to save a penalty

Sadam Juma who returned from injury a few weeks ago, scored for KCCA when powered in a shot outside the box off Muhammad Shaban’s assist in the 73rd minute.  KCCA doubled the lead through captain Timothy Awany’s penalty in the 90th minute after Derrick Nsibambi was brought down.

The victory means KCCA have three points from two games. Al Ahly has one.

“That’s football. Anything can happen. We created a lot of chances in the first half, but we failed to utilise them. We also missed some of our first players, but we hope to bounce back ,” Al Ahly Hossam El Badry said.

The local champions are drawn in Group A with record winners Al Ahly (Egypt), two time winners Espérance de Tunis (Tunisa) and Township Rollers of Bostwana. 

 

 Lukwago (left) tackles Al Ahly's Mohamed Hussein 

In March, KCCA eliminated Ethiopia’s St George 1-0 on aggregate at StarTimes stadium, Lugogo to become the first Ugandan club to progress to the group stages of the CAF Champions League ever since they were introduced in 1997.

Before that, Ugandan teams such as Simba and SC Villa had reached the finals of African Cup of Champions now called CAF Champions League.

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