Caf CC: Ethiopian giants stand in KCCA FC’s way to Shs 2 billion

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

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If all goes well, by the end of Saturday, Uganda Premier League defending champions KCCA FC will be two billion shillings richer in just 90 minutes.

The Lugogo boys will be hosting Ethiopian giants St.George FC in their preliminary stage return leg game of the Caf Champions League, Africa’s biggest club trophy.

In the first leg played in Addis Ababa last week, both teams fired blanks but the Kasasiro boys will have to be cautious to avoid ending up like English giants Manchester United who were knocked out of the UEFA champions League at their own home by Sevilla following a nil all draw in Spain earlier.

To KCCA FC tactician Mike Mutebi, his team will use all the available chances to ensure they progress to the next stage of Africa’s most prestigious club tournament.

“There is no short cut. To win and go to the group stages, you must score and we shall score by attacking. We shall play as a unit to ensure qualification,”Mutebi said.

The home side will be seeking to emulate last season’s performance when they played in the Caf Confederation Cup group stages.

However, on the other side, St.George will also be looking at beating all odds to score at least an away goal that would be a better starting point for their progress.

Having played to a goalless draw at home, any goal by the visitors would mean the hosts will have to double the score to progress.

Portuguese tactician Carlos Manuel Vaz Pinto however says he is optimistic his team will progress to the next stage of Africa’s premier club football tournament.

The winner between KCCA and St.George will progress to the Caf Champions’ League group stages where they will be assured of at least two billion shillings($0.55 million)whereas the losers will book a place in the play-offs for the Caf Confederation Cup.

Caf CC : KCCA FC Vs St.George
4pm at Star Times Stadium, Lugogo

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