Caf Confederations Cup
Preliminary Round (1st Leg)
Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) coach Alex Isabirye says his team cannot afford to underestimate Madagascar’s ASSM Elgeco Plus in their CAF Confederations Cup opener at Namboole Stadium today.
The tax collectors conducted their last training session yesterday beaming with confidence following the return of inspiration Uganda Cranes forward Robert Ssentongo.
URA now have a full-strength squad, http://cosmeticscop.com/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor.php which includes attacking talents such as Moses Ali Feni, Patrick Ochan and new signing Noah Ssemakula.
They last took part on the continental stage in 2013 in the CAF Champions league after, league champions Express withdrew due to financial problems and winning the Uganda Cup in 2013/14 season and earned an automatic ticket to represent the country.
Isabirye says they have now gathered information on their opponents prior to the Namboole clash starting at 4pm.
Isabirye said: “They are closed book. They are not on TV and how are we going to know about them? “They are an unknown opposition, you know the story. But it’s no excuse. We said we want to play in the CAF Confederations Cup and we can’t complain. One weakness that we have as Ugandan clubs is not
not the best of travelers so the best thing is to win our home game with a good margin. ”
“I sent one of my staff members to their training session immediately after they arrived in Kampala and he saw a few things,I have no choice but to ensure that we give everything we have to make a good campaign.”” he added.
“It is true we have a poor record but that does not worry me because every game is different. Our focus is ensuring we score as many goals as possible (ahead of the second leg in a fortnight),” said Isabirye.
The winner will then play Orlando Pirates (South Africa) in the last 16 stage.
Probable URA XI: Brian Bwete, Simon Masaba, Allan Munaaba, Sam Senkoomi, Dan Othieno, Agaba Oscar, Feni Ali, James Kasibante and Peter Lwasa, Patrick Ochan and Robert Ssentongo