Nsibambi Late Gasp Winner Gives KCCA FC Advantage

2017 Total CAF Confederation Cup
First leg playoff
KCCA FC 1-0 All Masry

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) football club needed a late goal to edge past a resilient Al Masry in the first leg playoff game of the Total CAF confederarion cup played on Saturday at Philip Omondi stadium.

Derrick Nsibambi came off the bench to score the winner  in the added time to send the crowd into wild jubilations.

KCCA FC will have to rue the several chances they missed failing to be sharp enough in front of goal while the few that went on goal were saved by goalkeeper Ahmed Abdelhaim who was brilliant on the day.

Paul Mucureezi had the first attempt on goal as early as the 7th minute after a lay-up by Geoffrey Sserunkuma but he was unlucky with his effort hitting the woodwork.

Three minutes later, adiposity a back pass from Moursi Ossama almost cost the visitors but Sserunkuma opted to pass rather than to shoot at goal.

Al Masry player tries to go past KCCA Marksman.

It was all about KCCA FC with Al Masry opting to play deep and attack on the break.

Sserunkuma has another opportunity to break the deadlock in the 41st minute but he failed to control a floated ball from Paul Musamali.


Tom Masiko had a chance from a free kick, ten minutes into the second half but his feeble shot was easily collected by the goalkeeper.

Creative midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba was stretched off after sustaining a head injury and was replaced by Derrick Nsibambi in the 57th minute.

A minute later, Mohamed Elshamy has the best opportunity for the visitors but failed to connect to the ball with a keeper to beat.

Striker Sserunkuuma was not given breathing space by Egyptian defenders at Lugogo
Striker Sserunkuuma was not given breathing space by Egyptian defenders at Lugogo

With Al Masry players wasting time almost through the entire game, five minutes were added and Nsibambi fired home with a minute to play in added time.

Nsibambi lashed to meet Ochan’s long ball to slot home past goalkeeper Ahmed Abdelhalim and send the stadium into a frenzy.

The two sides meet next week in Al Port Said,Egypt for the return leg and the winner on aggregate will advance to the group stages.

Team Camtains pose for a photo before kickoff
Team Camtains pose for a photo before kickoff

KCCA FC starting

Benjamin Ochan, Denis Okot, Isaac Muleme, Paul Musamali, Dennis Rukundo, Tom Masiko, Muzamir Mutyaba (57′ Derrick Nsibambi), Allan Okello (70′ Ivan Ntege), Paul Mucureezi, Brian Majwega, Geoffrey Sserunkuma (76′ Robert Ssentongo)

Al Masry starting Eleven
Al Masry starting Eleven

Al Masry starting XI

Ahmed Abdelhalim, Ahmed Mansour, Farid Elmarghany, Ossama Moursi, Abdallah Saleh, Islam Salem, Ahmed Gomma (89′ Hermann Kouao), Mohamed Mahmoud, Elsayed Abdelaal (78′ Amr Ramadan Mousa), Ahmed Abdalraof (59′ Aly Abdalla)

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