KCCA face CNaPS Sport in the first leg this Saturday at Mahamasina Municipal Stadium in Antananarivo.
PIC: KCCA coach Mike Mutebi will hope to pick up a positive result in Antananarivo
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGE: Preliminary round
First leg: CNaPS SPORT v KCCA (this Saturday)
Return leg: KCCA v CNaPS SPORT (February 21)
New KCCA FC goalkeeper Tom Ikara is one the players that did not make the trip to Madagascar as Uganda's representatives prepare to take on CNaPS Sport this weekend in the CAF Champions League.
Ikara, who joined the local giants last month, was supposed to be the replacement for Benjamin Ochan, who was released by the club recently.
But the former Kirinya Jinja SS player did not make the 18-man squad that left for Madagascar on Thursday. Other key players that did not make the cut are Jackson Nunda and Paul Musamali.
KCCA face CNaPS Sport in the first leg this Saturday at Mahamasina Municipal Stadium in Antananarivo. The return leg will be played on February 21 at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala.
The winner over the two-legged contest will face either Ethiopia's St George or South Sudan's Al Salam Wau.
This year's edition will be the 54th of the continent's top club football tournament, which will see the eventual winner qualify as the CAF representative at the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The champion will also play against the winners of the 2018 CAF Confederation Cup in the 2019 CAF Super Cup.
Wydad Casablanca of Morocco are the defending champions.
KCCA squad to Madagascar
Goalkeepers: Charles Lukwago, Jamil Maliyamungu
Defenders: Timothy Awany, Habib Kavuma,Peter Magambo, Mustafa Kiiza, Denis Okot Oola, Filbert Obenchan, Hassan Musana.
Midfielders: Lawrence Bukenya, Isaac Kirabira, Paul Mucureezi, Allan Okello, Julius Poloto, Sadam Juma
Strikers: Derrick Nsibambi, Patrick Kaddu, Shaban Muhammad.