KCCA FC face an acid test this afternoon against Egypts Al Masry in the first leg of the CAF Total Confederations Cup at the Philip Omondi Stadium.
The Al Masry Sc team having a feel of the Philip Omondi Stadium on Thursday.
KCCA FC face an acid test this afternoon against Egypt's Al Masry in the first leg of the CAF Total Confederations Cup at the Philip Omondi Stadium.
After falling out in the first round of the CAF Total Champions League to reigning champions Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa), KCCA FC are now eager to prove a point and qualify for the group stage of the second rated competition in African club football.
But a big test stands in-front of them as they face a team handled by Egypt's football legend Hossam Hussein Hassan, scorer of 69 international goals for the national team, winner of three Champions league trophies and two Africa Cup of Nations titles.
Although KCCA FC will miss defenders Habib Kavuma and Timothy Awany to suspension and injury, coach Mike Mutebi has called upon his players to be very cautious and put away the scoring chances they create. “We need to be very balanced in all departments because we are playing a very tactical team,” added Mutebi.
Geoffrey Sserunkuma who has scored four goals in the Champions League and leading Uganda's Premier Leagues scorers chart with 15 goals said that his target is to score crucial goals that will see KCCA FC make it to the group stage. “I am enjoying myself and hope to keep scoring on Saturday,” added Sserunkuma.
The Al Masry coach said their target is to get crucial away goals. “Although we don't know much about our opponents, we are aware they are the best team in Uganda,” added Hassan.
Star players Ahmed Shoukry and Ahmed Gomaa who scored in the team's recent 2-0 win over ENPPI SC in Egypt are expected to make the starting team. The return leg will be played on April 15th in Egypt.