KCCA FC felt the full force of Congo Brazzaville’s SC Otoho D’oyo in a 3-0 loss Sunday, that heaped a ‘mountain’ for them to climb in a return leg in Kampala, if they are to qualify to the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup.
The Brazzaville outfit pounced on the East Africans in first leg of the 2nd final 1/16th round match of the tournament played at Stade Omniport Marien Ngouabi, Owando.
The hosts signalled being a hard team to beat right from the onset, when they nearly got a corner kick in the 5th minute, thanks Obenchan, who smashed the ball away.
Two minutes later, Patrick Kaddu, penetrated the hosts’ defence and remained with only keeper to beat, only to be flagged offside.
In the 17th minute, Otoho converted a penalty kick awarded to them, before striker Musa tapped the second five minutes later.
Thereafter, KCCA FC made several attempts to secure at least a consolation which saw Mike Mutyaba and Fillbert Obenchan booked, but all in vain, until the end of the second stanza.
A seemingly disappointed Coach, Mike Mutebi, introduced Allan Kyambadde and Muzamir Mutyaba in places of Mike Mutyaba and Lawrence Bukenya respectively at the start of second half, with hopes of redeeming their defeat.
Young lad, Allan Okello, took a shot through the defence in the 55th minute, only for Otoho’s shotstopper m, Mohikola to save it. He as well contained substitute Allan Kyambadde’s shot in the 60th minute.
Kikasa Wamba’s 75th minute goal gave the hosts a third one, comfortably ending the game without the visitors responding.
This is one of the most humiliating defeats for KCCA FC in the recent past, and will find it a little hard to overturn the result in the return leg in Kampala in a week’s time, when they host Otoho.
In Kampala, KCCA only needs a win of at least 4-0 to qualify for the group stages. A 3-0 win for KCCA FC will send them into spot kicks.
The ‘Kasasiro’ boys knocked out Tanzania’s SC Mtibwa Sugar 5-1 on aggregate to this this stage and the overall winner of the two legs will qualify for the group stages.
Last year, the team become the first club in Uganda to play in the group stages of the CAF Champions League.