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Al Ahly pushing winning mindset ahead of KCCA clash

Egyptian giants Al Ahly will be eyeing for a positive result when they face off against Ugandan side Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) on Tuesday in Kampala in the 2018 group stages.

Both Al Ahly and KCCA have had an unimpressive start to the group stage, with the former sharing the spoils in Alexandria with Tunisian giants Esperance, while KCCA failed to collect points in Botswana after losing to their fellow group stage debutants Township Rollers 1-0

Al Ahly head coach Hossam El Badry told that he was aware of how good their Tuesday opponents they are. Notwithstanding of this, El Badry boasted about his side always playing with a winning mindset.

“We know KCCA is a good team,” Ahly coach Hossam El Badry said as his team arrived in Kampala.
“We always play with one thing in mind, to win,” the Egyptian added.

The Red Devils will be without several key players through injuries, notably foreign legion Ali Maaloul (Tunisia), Junior Ajayi (Nigeria) and top scorer Walid Azaro (Morocco).

The Al Ahly manager affirmed that missing his three key players is a difficult case, but he has the confidence to whomever will be given the chance to play.
“Of course, missing three key players is a tough case to deal with, but I know my players are up to the mission and whoever gets the chance to play will do his job,” El Badry explained.

In the other match of the group, Esperance locks horns with surprise package Township Rollers on the same day in Tunis. Rollers top Group A with three points, Ahly and Esperance follow in that order with a point each while KCCA trails the pack pointless.

An African football Journalist based in Livingstone, Zambia.

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