Wednesday, February 21
KCCA FC 2-1 CNAPS Sports
KCCA FC managed to overcome Madagascar’s CNaPS sports Football club in a CAF Champions league qualification encounter.
Paul Mucureezi scored at the hour mark to give KCCA FC a 1-0 victory at Startimes Stadium, Lugogo.
The victory leaves the game tied 2-2 on aggregate but KCCA FC progress on away goals rule.
KCCA FC had lost the first leg 2-1 in Antananarivo, Ratolojanahary and Francis Rafaralahy with the comeback goals after Nsibambi had put the visitors infront.
“We missed lots of chances but it was a good game,” said CNaPS coach.
Mike Mutebi noted:
“It was a good game to test our players, they were smart tactically, it’s a game I enjoyed though I was on pressure.”
KCCA FC looked a poor side for the whole of the first 45 minutes as the they were outplayed, but at the restart, the introduction of Mohamed Shaban gave the team some dimension upfront as they started to attack in numbers.
The new look hosts had their dividends paid off, Paul Mucureezi headed in from Mustafa Kiiza’s corner at the hour mark to put the hosts infront.
Mutebi’s side held on, Paul Musamali and Sam Okwalinga were later brought on as KCCA FC tried to retain possession.
The Kasasiro survived a late shocker; Tojo Miandrisoa had his header saved by Charles Lukwago at the death before Somali’s referee Hassan Hagi ended the thriller.
What next for KCCA FC?
KCCA FC will now face St George of Ethiopia, a game scheduled between 5-7th next month, with the first leg on the road.
Saint George won on walkover after Al-Salam Wau failed to arrive for the first leg in the other tie.
However, they will play Masavu FC on 28th this month in Entebbe in the Azam Uganda Premier League.
KCCA FC Team Used:
Charles Lukwago, Lawrence Bukenya, Timothy Awany, Derrick Nsibambi, Mustafa Kizza, Paul Mucureezi, Dennis Okot, Isaac Kirabira, Allan Okello, Filbert Obenchan.
Jamil Malyamungu, Hassan Musana, Shaban Mohamed, Paul Musamali, Peter Magambo, Abubaker Masiko, Solomon Okwalinga.