KCCA FC's D-Day

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Coach Mike Hillary Mutebis KCCA FC are 90 minutes away from making history to become Ugandas first team to qualify for the lucrative CAF Total Champions League.

Coach Mike Hillary Mutebi's KCCA FC are 90 minutes away from making history to become Uganda's first team to qualify for the lucrative CAF Total Champions League.


They will have to be at their best to pick a win against Ethiopia's St. George when the two sides clash at the StarTimes Stadium this afternoon in the return leg of the first round clash. KCCA FC managed to pick a goalless draw in Addis Ababa, but must make sure they win in-front of their homes fans.


"We must win because we have prepared for that. Derrick Nsibambi and Shaban Muhammad will start this time round," added Mutebi in an interview with URN. The coach reasoned that his two strikers have not scored for a while and this game presents them with a chance to prove themselves.

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Mutebi said he is happy his team has been creating several scoring opportunities and perhaps could score as many today. He hopes too start youngster Allan Okello and Muzamir Mutyaba together with Paul Mucuurezi to do the donkey work.


To support KCCA FC, President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa), Moses Magogo has bought tickets worth 500,000 to be distributed among the fans.


But St. George coach Vas Pinto has warned that it will not be that easy for either side during the game. "We know what to expect and we know what to do," said Pinto.


He said the absence of some of his starts like Salhadin Said and Sedi Mohammed Keita will not stop his team from performing well. He will hopes that the likes of Adane Girma Ame Mohammed and Tadele Mengesha are at their best together with Ugandan goalkeeper Robert Ondongkara.


In-case KCCA FC qualify for the group stage of the CAF Total Champions League, they will earn about 1.9 billion (550,000 U.S dollars), and stand to pocket much more if they advance to the later stages of the competition.