KCCA handed very tough draw, says coach Mike Mutebi
Kampala City Capital Authority FC head coach Mike Mutebi believes his club have been handed a tough draw for the 2018 CAF Champions League group stage.
KCCA FC have been drawn with Al Ahly, Tunisian Espérance Sportive de Tunis and Botswana’s Township Rollers in Group A of Africa’s top-tier tournament.
Mutebi believes his side will be facing strong opponents in the group stage and pointed out that his squad is still young and inexperienced.
“It is a very tough draw. We are an emerging force and a young team with an average age of 22. This is the challenge we have been waiting for,” Mutebi said.
The Ugandan team will be making their debut in the group stage after they defeated Ethiopian side Saint George 1-0 on aggregate in the round of 32. They also knocked out Madagascar’s CNaPS Sport FC in the preliminary round.
“Last season, we played against clubs from Egypt (El Masry) and Morocco (FUS Rabat), so we have experience against North African clubs, and we believe that will motivate us. We will be playing against some of the big sides in African football, but we are not scared. We are going to put up a good fight,” he added.
KCCA eliminated Egyptian side Al Masry from last year’s play-off round of the CAF Confederation Cup after beating them 4-3 on penalties. They, however, failed to qualify to the quarter-final after coming third in Group A behind Club Africain and FUS Rabat.
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