CAF Champions League

Final a 1/16th preliminary round

KCCA FC picked up a one-all draw in the final a 1/16th preliminary round match against Petro de Luanda at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo and proceded to CAF Confederation Cup.

Mike Mutebi’s charges needed a win of any magnitude to advance to the group stages of the CAF Champions League after picking up a goalless draw in Luanda a fortnight ago.

Jackson Nunda battles with De Jesus Carneiro in the CAF Champions League game held at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo

KCCA FC will now play a qualifier game against an opponent yet to be known on home and away basis and the winner on aggregate will play in the group stages of CAF Confederation Cup.

Uganda Premier League Champions searched for an early goal and it was Gift Ali who had the team’s best chance under five minutes but his fierce shot was stopped by Petro’s custodian Delgado.

Kizza then delivered a beautiful free-kick on the 12-minute mark but there was no one to get at the end of his delivery.

Muzamiru Mutyaba controls the ball against Petro de Luanda in CAF Champions League

Okello then shot from range but his effort was comfortably collected by Petro’s Delgado.

Defender Kato was then called into action to deny Jorge Mendes from close range and right back Obenchan recurringly denied Petro’s full-back Carneiro access upfield.

On 34 minutes, Charles Lukwago fouled Isaac Mensah in the box and Petro were given a penalty. Captain Ricardo Estevao stepped up and slotted home to give the visitors the lead.

After recess, Sadat Anaku and Simon Serunkuma were introduced for Herbert Achai and Nunda Jackson to pick something positive out of the game.

Allan Okello makes a run forward against Petro de Luanda at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo

Petro’s Daniel Santonho was cautioned for a dangerous foul on Allan Okello in the 56th minute.

A minute later, Kizza Mustafa drew the tie level with a smart tap in from close range off a ball from substitute Sadat Anaku.

Kizza then delivered a thunderous free-kick straight into keeper Jorge Delgado’s hands.

Kizza Mustafa tapped in to draw the tie level

KCCA FC was then twice denied clear penalties when Petro’s
Tangu Gastao and Wilson Pinto handled the ball in the penalty box but the referee waved play on.

One all at fulltime. KCCA FC bowing out of the CAF Champions League on an away goals rule and proceeding to CAF Confederation Cup.


Lukwago (GK) (C), Obenchan, Kizza, Kato, Magambo, Gift, Achai (Anaku), Muzamiru, Nunda (Serunkuma), Mike Mutyab, Okello

Match officials with both captains Charles Lukwago and Ricardo Estevao

Petro de Luanda

Delagado (GK), Musah, Pinto, Adao, Carneiro, Ricardo (Pedro)
Tangu, Capemba, Santonho (Semedo), Sengui, Jorge Mendes, Mensah,