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Nsibambi's Late Goal Sinks Egypt's Al Masry

Substitute Derrick Nsibambi was the hero as KCCA FC defeated Egypts Al Masry SC 1-0 in the first leg of the play-off of the CAF Total Confederations Cup tie on Saturday.
KCCA FC players ccelebrate a goal in a previous game.
Substitute Derrick Nsibambi was the hero as KCCA FC defeated Egypt's Al Masry SC 1-0 in the first leg of the play-off of the CAF Total Confederations Cup tie on Saturday.

Nsibambi scored the lone goal four minutes into added time at the Philip Omondi Stadium to put the Ugandan League champions in an advantage position.

Leading striker in the Ugandan Premeir League Geoffrey Sserunkuma had two wasted chances, while Brian Majwega and Paul Masiko also shot wide in the first half for the hosts. The Egyptian side only had Elsayed Abdelaal and Ahmed Abdalraof try at goal.

In the second half the visitors came back strongly, but failed to break the KCCA FC defence.

Later KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi introduced Nsibambi for the injured Muzamir Mutyaba, and the change paid off Nsibambi made no mistake placing the ball past Al Masry goalkeeper Ahmed Abdelhalim as the cloak ticked away.

“We were unlucky not to score in Kampala. But we shall work hard so that we get a big win back in Egypt,” Al Masry's coach Hossam Hussien Hassan, a legendary former Egyptian international said after the game.

Coach Mutebi said although they won the game, they missed several scoring opportunities. “We need to go back to the drawing board,” added Mutebi.

KCCA FC who were ejected by South Africa's Mamelodi Sundowns in the first round of the CAF Total Champions League are now eager to qualify for the group stage of the Confederations Cup. A draw in Egypt next Saturday will see them qualify for the group stage.

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