CAF Confederation Cup ,
Wednesday 6th January 2021
KCCA FC vs AS KIGALI| 4 pm (EAT) |
St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
KCCA FC will play AS Kigali in the second leg game of the First round at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende
Unlike before, KCCA will be home away from home because CAF restricted the club from using MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo for this edition’s CAF games.
The first leg of the game was canceled by CAF and AS Kigali handed a 2-0 advantage because KCCA FC could not field a team of 15 players after a good number had been affected by COVID 19.
13 times Uganda Premier League Champions KCCA FC will be hoping to bounce back and overturn the result from the first leg.
KCCA FC need at least three unanswered goals to qualify to the next round of this year’s CAF Confederation Cup.
The last time KCCA FC scored three unanswered goals in CAF competitions was in December 2018 against Tanzania’s Mtibwa Sugar FC at MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo
KCCA FC got to this round after it received a bye from CAF in the previous round of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The game against AS Kigali on Wednesday will be the first CAF game for the Ugandan side in over a year. The last CAF Confederation Cup game that KCCA FC played was on 3rd November 2019 against Paradou AC away in Algeria.
Teenagers Kizza Bukenya, Kafumbe Joseph could get their CAF debuts against AS Kigali. The former KCCA FC Soccer academy players have been impressive in the build up to this game.
U20 Uganda National team pair Steven Sserwadda and Musa Ramathan are the other youngsters that could feature against AS Kigali.
Skipper Charles Lukwago, Denis Iguma, Brian Aheebwa and Keziron Kizito returned to full training and are in contention to start the game after they missed out on the first leg.
Midfield gem Bright Anukani and custodian Hassan Matovu is the pair that played against AS Kigali last year while at Proline FC in the CAF Confederation Cup qualifiers.
Forward Samuel Ssenyonjo will also be hoping to make his CAF debut for KCCA FC. The teenager has 8 goals in 9 games played for the club.
Gift Ali, Kigozi Samson, Musana Hassan, and Balinya Juma are ruled out of this game.
In the pre match reactions, Manager Mike Mutebi had this to say;
We have enough in our Armory to win and qualify to the next level. They got the advantage in the first leg after we could not field the required players for the game to take place but this is a different thing all together. We want to win this one and get to the next level. But we must do it by playing our way, with belief and showing that we want itMike Mutebi speaking ahead of KCCA FC vs AS Kigali
This will be my first CAF game and I am excited about it all. I want to continue with my good run and also score in CAF. The team needs goals and this is why I am on the team. I hope to score and help my team qualify and justify the coach’s faith in me.
To be honest we were so disappointed when the first leg was canceled but all that is now in the past. What we have control over is this leg. We shall fight for the badge and ensure we pick the result we need.Forward Samuel Ssenyonjo on KCCA FC vs As Kigali
Anthony Juma Ogwayo – ( Referee) – Kenya
Oliver Omondi Odhiambo – (1st Assistant Referee) – Kenya
Tony Mudanyi Kidiya – (2nd Assistant Referee) – Kenya
Tewodros Mitiku – (4th Official) – Ethiopia
Patrick John Sabe Liwanda Kapanga – (Commissioner) – Malawi
James Ssekajugo – (COVID -19 Officer) Uganda