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CAF champions League: KCCA vow a good finish

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 28th August 2018 04:30 PM

KCCA will play without their first choice goalkeeper Charles Lukwago.

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KCCA will play without their first choice goalkeeper Charles Lukwago.

FOOTBALL

CAF champions League

Tuesday

Group A

Al Ahly v KCCA-10pm

Township Rollers v Espérance

Cash prizes

Winner- $2.25m (sh8.4bn)

R/up- $1.25m (sh4.6bn)

S/ finals -$875,000 (sh3.2bn)

Q/finalist- $675,000 (sh2.5bn)

Third in group $550,000(sh2bn)

Fourth in group $550,000(sh2bn)

KAMPALA - Despite failing to qualify to the next round of the CAF champions League, KCCA FC are optimistic that they will put up a good show in their last group A game .

“The target was to reach the quarterfinals. Unfortunately, we did not make it. For us players we want to challenge ourselves to win a game away from home against one of the biggest teams in Al Ahly.

"We are looking forward to that and I think we can achieve that,”stated KCCA midfielder Gift Ali.

Ali was speaking ahead of KCCA‘s tie with Al Ahly today (Tuesday) at Borg El Arab Stadium, Alexandria in Egypt.

A contingent of 18 players, seven coaches, two media personnel and three officials arrived in Egypt on Sunday morning and is accommodated at Tolip Bourg Al Arab Hotel.

KCCA who are placed in Group A of the champions’ league will be without  their first choice goalkeeper Charles Lukwago who will be serving  his last suspension of the game.

Lukwago was handed a red card in the opening game of the competition against Tunisian giants Esperance in Kampala and handed a two match suspension.  Second choice Tom Ikara will be  in the goal posts for the game.

After tonights game, KCCA will be assured of $550,000 (sh2bn) in cash prize. The hefty sum of money is awarded to each team that finishes third and fourth in the group stages of the continental soccer showpiece.

Al Ahly and Esperance from Tunisia both in Group A, have already qualified for the quarterfinals of the competition and are joint top of the table with ten points ahead of tonights games.

KCCA are third with six points, three above bottom side Township Rollers.

In the other group A game tonight, Township Rollers will take on Esperance in Botswana.

 

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