KCCA Hosts Al Ahly in a Tricky CAF Champions League clash at Namboole

Uganda’s only representatives in this year’s CAF clubs competitions, KCCA FC are today hosting Egypt’s Al Ahly at Mandela National Stadium – Namboole in their second Caf Champions League group stage match.

Mike Mutebi’s Boys are pitted in Group A of along side Botswana’s Township Rollers, Egypt’s Al Ahly and Tunisia’s Esperance.

KCCA FC started on a low-note, losing away to Botswana’s Township Rollers by 1 – 0 as the historical Al Ahly were held at home by Esperance.

In the previous CAF Competitions, in the Confederation Cup group stages last season, KCCA FC had a good form at home, winning all their games against Morocco’s FUS Rabat, Tunisian Club Africain and Nigeria’s Rivers United though lost all their away clashes to deny them a chance of playing in the following round.

According the club’s head coach, Mike Mutebi, his side is ready to take on the historically rich club in the competitions since he has a younger side that has responsibility as well.

“We have the youngest team on the continent with the average age of 21 and we have given these boys responsibility. What I can assure you is that we shall go and play our way.” He said

Al Ahly under Hossam El Badry have recently recorded their 40th league title in Egypt and he says that despite KCCA being a good side, his boys always enter the game with only one thing in the mind, that is to win.

“We know KCCA is a good team,… We always play with one thing in mind, to win,” Hossam El Badry threatened.

As Ibrahim Sadam Juma returns for the Kasasiro boys after missing the defeat to Rollers through injury, Muzamiru Mutyaba will continue to miss today’s evening clash still due to the latter problems. Goalkeeper Charles Lukwago who served a one match ban on match day one is also returning and odds are high that he will be starting.

On the other side, Al Ahly are without Tunisian Ali Maaloul, Nigerian Junior Ajayi and top scorer Walid Azaro while midfielder Amr Soleya and defender Saad Samir who missed the draw with Esperance area available for selection.

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