By: Sinan Rajub Senoga
KCCA FC Vs CNaPS Sports
Venue : StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Kick off : 4:00pm
KCCA FC will have to settle for nothing less than a win against Madagascan side CNaPS Sports if at all they stand a chance to proceed to the next round of the 2018 CAF Champions League.
The Ugandan Champions come into this encounter on a background of a 2-1 defeat in the first leg played two weeks ago in Antananarivo.
KCCA have won 4 of the last 5 continental encounters they have hosted at Lugogo and haven’t lost a home game since 2014 when they suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Nkana Red Devils of Zambia.
Mike Mutebi coached men will rely on Derrick Nsibambi who scored in the first leg, starlet Allan Okello and Shaban Muhammad to overturn defeat so as to advance to the next round.
However, they will have to cope up without the services of Ibrahim Saddam Juma, Jackson Nunda, Julius Poloto and Muzamir Mutyaba who are sidelined with injuries.
Defender Paul Musamali is ushered in the first team following a long term injury whereas Charles Lukwago is expected to return in between the sticks after missing the club’s previous game against Simba FC in the Uganda Cup.
The aggregate winner between the two sides is destined to take on the winner between Ethiopian giants St George or Al-Saalam Wau of South Sudan.