Must win for KCCA as they host Nigeria’s Rivers United

Allan Okello battling with a Club Africain midfielder

By: Danito Nsubuga

Group A of the CAF confederation cup is one of the most closely contested groups. This is the 3rd round of matches and all teams are level on 3 points with 2 games played. Fath Union Sport Rabat are leading the table by virtue of a superior goal difference of +2, followed by Tunisian giants Club Africain with a +1, Rivers United in 3rd on 3 points and a -1 and KCCA lying bottom having conceded most with a goal difference of -2.

It appears that every team in the group has maximised their home advantage to the fullest as no team has managed a positive result on the road, and if KCCA are to progress to the knock out rounds, they need to continue with their impressive record as stressed by the on fire marks man Derrick Nsibambi, he says ”
It’s a must win game for us, all teams are on three points we need to make it six on our side as we try to qualify for the knock out stages”.

“To excel in competitions like these, you must use your home advantages, we wouldn’t be at this stage if we weren’t utilizing ours, so it should be the same story against Rivers on Saturday. Added Nsibambi as told to www.kcca.co.ug

KCCA as they lined up against Club Africain (photo credit: KCCA press) 

KCCA Will have to be ware of Rivers’ dangerman Emeka Atuloma Who inflicted alot of damage to the Moroccans in their recent home 1-0 win. Rivers United’s technical manager Stanley Eguma is adamant his side will do enough to atleast scoop a draw from kampala. He says

“The group is very competitive as all four clubs have three points each having won their home matches.

“It means that getting a point at least against KCCA in Kampala is very important as it could be decisive in the end,
The only team we have not faced so far is KCCA who are a good side following the intel I have on them”

“I think FUS and Club Africain are technically better (than KCCA) but I still think we can finish in the top two by the time we play all our group matches.
It is important not to lose on Saturday to KCCA but as always, our objective is to win that game,” Eguma concluded as told to Supersport.com

The game is slated to kick off at 16:00hrs Ugandan time on Saturday 3rd 2017 and match officials come from Somalia, center referee is Mohamed Hagi assisted by Hamza Hagi Abdi and Bashir Abdi Suleiman.

Midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba is expected to return after a 45 minute cameo against Express, Timothy Awany is also expected to start in central defence and young star Allan Okello will return in creative midfield after impressing against Club Africain.

KCCA probable line up.

Benjamin Ochan, Timothy Awanyi, Denis Okot, Habib Kavuma, Paul Musamali, Muzamir Mutyaba, Isaac Kirabira, Tom Masiko, Paul Allan Okello, Derrick Nsibambi, Geoffrey Serunkuuma

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