KCCA vs Petro de Luanda match preview | CAF Champions League

CAF Champions League, 2nd leg of the Final a 1/16th preliminary round

Friday 27th September 2019

KCCA FC vs Petro de Luanda | 4:00pm (EAT) | Startimes Stadium, Lugogo

Entrance: 10,000 ugx (ordinary), 20,000 ugx (VIP), 50,000 ugx (VVIP)

KCCA FC faces Petro de Luanda in the second leg of the final a 1/16th preliminary round match at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo on Friday 27th September 2019.

The Kasasiro boys picked a goalless draw in the first leg played in Luanda and will be hoping to capitalize on their amazing home record against the Angolan side.

The 13 times Uganda Premier League champions have never lost a continental game at home and have dropped points once, in a one-all draw against Mamelodi Sundowns in 2017.

Gift Ali and Augusto Antonio of Petro de Luanda follow proceedings in the CAF Champions League 1st leg game in Luanda

Team News

Coach Mike Mutebi’s charges will be boosted by the return of assistant manager Morley Byekwaso and players Sadat Anaku and Steven Sserwadda who are returning from the under-20 CECAFA tournament that is taking place in Gulu.

Defensive midfielder Nicholas Kasozi and winger Simon Serunkuma also return from injury.

Jurua Hassan, Julius Poloto and Sadam Juma are out injured.

John Revita, John Odumegwu, Keziron Kizito and Erisa Sekisambu are not eligible to play for KCCA FC at this round.

Statistics

  1. This will be Mike Mutebi’s 30th continental game managing KCCA FC.
  2. Among those 30 games, KCCA has won 13 games, lost 13 and drawn 3.
  3. This will be centre-back Kato Samuel’s 15th game for KCCA FC since his promotion to the senior side. He has kept 7 clean sheets and conceded 7 times.
  4. KCCA FC has played 8 games this season, won 6 times and lost twice, against Vipers SC in the Super 8 Final and African Stars in the preliminary round of the CAF Champions League.
KCCA FC’s captain Charles Lukwago and his counterpart Ricardo Job Estevao from Petro exchange pleasantries before kick-off at Estadio 11 de Novembro, Luanda in the 1st leg

Pre-match reactions

Coach Mike Mutebi;

We picked up a decent result away in Luanda against a technically gifted side and we have organized better to get a win. We are playing against a very organized side that use very well and play on the front foot but will also help us play our way. Clubs from Angola have always given us headache but we won’t sit back. It’s going to be a very interesting match. It will be an all out attack. We want to see good football and good football is punctuated by goals.

Mike Mutebi on the CAF CL game against Petro de Luanda

Charles Lukwago

The priority is to get into the group stages and qualify. We have kept a number of clean sheets. The team is gelling and we hope to put up a good show. We shall try to play well.

KCCA FC captain Charles Lukwago on the CAF CL game against Petro de Luanda

Nicholas Kasozi

We have been training on our weaknesses all week. We have worked on our finishing, converting chances and i think we shall make it on Friday. We are home and it gives us an upper hand.

Nicholas Kasozi on the CAF CL game against Petro de Luanda

Musa Ramathan

It’s not going to be an easy game but we have to work hard and see that we win the game and qualify. They are good at attacking and quick, so we haveto defend well but also attack and get goals.

Musa Ramathan on the CAF CL game against Petro de Luanda

KCCA needs any win of whatever margin to qualify for the group stages of the CAF Champions League or a goalless draw and win on penalties will ensure qualification to group stages for the 13 times Uganda Premier League champions.