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KCCA have to be at their best against CNaPS

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 20th February 2018 02:31 PM

Coach Mike Mutebi will particularly expect his back line.

 KCCA have to be at their best against CNaPS

Madagascar CNaps' players warming up during training at the StarTimes stadium ahead of their return first round CAF Champions League match against KCCA FC. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

Coach Mike Mutebi will particularly expect his back line.

Despite scoring an important away goal against CNaPS, KCCA FC will have to be at their best to overcome their Madagascar opponents who came from a goal down to beat them in the first leg of their CAF Champions League preliminary round at Vontovorona stadium last week.

KCCA FC find themselves in similar situation like last year when needing at least a 1-0 win against Mamelodi Sundowns, having lost 2-1 in the first leg in South Africa, allowed the South Africans to score an equalizer in the 1-1 draw at the Star Times that ended their dreams of playing in the lucrative stages of the champions league.

But they could once again ride on last year's form that saw them turn Lugogo into a fortress, not losing any of the CAF matches at home.

They would also want to avoid past misfortunes that had them lose to Zambia's Nkana Red Devils and Sudan's El Merriekh, when they were held to a 2-2 draw and lost 2-1 to bow out in similar campaigns before.

Coach Mike Mutebi will particularly expect his backline to be sharper and avoid committing unnecessary errors like they did in the first leg when Filbert Obenchan handled the ball in the box to gift Fenosoa Ratolojanahary an opportunity to equalize from the spot in the first leg.

He will also pray that striker Derrick Ntege who scored the away goal and experienced midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba return from injury just in time for the Lugogo encounter.

Nsibambi scored 4 goals in the CAF games last season two in the home game against Rivers United of Nigeria and one each against Egypt's Al Masry and Morocco's Fus Rabat.

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