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KCCA goalkeeper Ochan: We can rewrite history



KCCA goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan declared that his side aren’t intimidated by Egypt’s football history as they prepare to face Al Masry in the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup playoff.

Following their 1-0 win against Al Masry last week, the Ugandan club has to avoid a two-goal margin defeat in Egypt to go through to the next stage.

History considered the Ugandan side have always been eliminated by Egyptian opposition every time they fall in the same draw. On that concern, Ochan said: “That’s history, we can also rewrite it.”

“We have the belief, a strong belief, that we can do it and we shall go to Egypt with the mindset of doing it in their backyard,” Ochan told Daily Monitor.

Ochan also called for team efficiency ahead of the return leg, saying he expects the Egyptian side to have a change in approach since they’ll be aiming to overturn the first-leg deficit.

“We respect Al Masry because they are a good team but we have proved to the world that we are equally good. We carry a 1-0 advantage ahead of the return leg and I believe the team that will minimise on mistakes and try to be efficient will get the result and it is exactly what we are hoping to do,” Ochan told Kampala City Capital Authority’s (KCCA) official website.

“I expect a different approach from them. They tried to be cautious in Kampala but we scored late in the game and that automatically puts them under pressure ahead of the return leg.”

The second leg of the playoff tie will take place in Ismailia on Saturday. Neither teams have ever qualified for the CAF Confederation Cup group stage.

Malak Hassouna is a French Baccalaureate graduate and currently a Political Sciences student, who was born and still lives in Cairo. She started playing volleyball at the age of 7 as a libero at the Shooting Club in Cairo. A hardcore Chelsea and Al Ahly fan, also a Roger Federer worshipper. She writes for various websites and blogs including KingFut, Chelseafc360 and Vavel UK.

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