Fans of the Uganda football champions KCCA FC have graced Mandela National stadium in huge numbers ahead of the historical CAF champion’s league clash between hosts KCCA FC and their counterparts Al Ahly from Egypt, scheduled for today 4pm.
According to the supporters we have talked with, they are still optimistic about winning today’s game despite KCCA losing their opener against Motswana giants Township Rollers a couple of weeks ago.
“We have to win this game because we are home and I believe we learnt from our mistakes in the first game. Yes, Al Ahly are a huge edge ahead of us(KCCA) but trust me, our football has tremendously developed, we are a good side”, said Mike Kasozi, a KCCA FC fan while speaking to SoftPower News at Mandela National stadium.
KCCA lies bottom of group A with no point and enters this game without midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba who has a recurring ankle injury.
The Ugandan side lost 1 – 0 to the Township rollers in Gaborone in their first group game and a win in today’s match will revive their chances of finishing in a better position in the group.
The Kasasiro boys will be travelling to North Africa to play against Esperance on July 17 and thereafter host the Tunisians in a fortnight in Kampala in a return leg on July 27.
KCCA will in a return match host Rollers on August 17 before ending their group stage journey in Egypt against Al Ahly FC on August 28.
Mike Mutebi’s side is already assured of USD 555.000 (Shs 2bn) as qualification fee and will get more money depending on how it will perform in the group.