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The KCCA FC team carry East Africas continental hopes as they battle in the group stage of the CAF Total Confederations Cup.
KCCA FC team ahead of an international match.
The KCCA FC team carry East Africa's continental hopes as they battle in the group stage of the CAF Total Confederations Cup.

On Saturday the Azam Uganda Premier League champions will host Nigeria's Rivers United FC in a group game at the Philip Omondi Stadium.

With all other East African top sides like Young Africans (Tanzania), Rayon Sport (Rwanda), Tusker FC (Kenya) out of CAF competitions, all eyes will turn to the Ugandan side who narrowly missed out on the group stage of the Champions League, but ejected El Masry to make it to the group stage of the Confederations Cup.

“We are happy that our team is in the group stage of a big CAF competition and we are determined to reach far,” club Chief Executive Officer, David Tamale told URN.

After a 3-0 loss in the opening match away to FUS Rabat in Morocco, the team coached by Mike Hillary Mutebi recovered to stop Tunisia's Club Africain 2-1 last month. KCCA FC have been solid at home this season losing only one game in the local league on their turf and winning three and one draw in the continental football without a loss.

“We know what to do against the Nigerians although I am aware they are a physical side,” added the coach. KCCA FC's Geoffrey Sserunkuma and in-form Derrick Nsibambi and Tom Masiko who both scored in the 2-1 win over Club Africain are expected to be the main stars to watch for the Rivers United side. 

But Rivers United FC coach Stanley Eguma said they are also in Kampala to collect maximum points. After stopping FUS Rabat 1-0 over a week ago courtesy of a Yakubu Gowon goal, Eguma says they have now got the momentum  to keep winning. “We want to play our hearts out against KCCA FC,” added the coach.

Eguma said although they are aware of the good home record of KCCA FC, they have what it takes to play well and get a win in Kampala. “We only need to be very cautious and take our chances,” said the coach.

The Nigerian side side have been boosted with the return of Ifeanyi Nweke from a two-match ban. The right wing-back was suspended  for two matches following a straight red card incident in Kigali, Rwanda, during the last qualification match against Rwanda champions Rayon Sports.

FUS Rabat lead the group after their 2-1 win over Club Africain last night. Victory for KCCA FC will send them second in the group.

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