Kampala City coach plays down ‘normal’ Esperance
Kampala City coach Mike Mutebi has stressed his side is not scared of Esperance Sportive de Tunis as both teams are getting ready to face each other in the third round of CAF Champions League’s Group A.
KCCA had sustained a 1-0 defeat to Township Rollers in the first round, before defeating Egypt giant Al Ahly 2-0 in the second fixture of the CAF Champions League group stages.
After collecting three points from the first two rounds, the Ugandan side set their sights on their second win in a row when they face Esperance in Tunisia.
“We are not scared of any team and the boys are working very hard to make sure we get something from this game,” Mutebi told KweseESPN.
“If we could beat the likes of Al Ahly, who have several national team players, we can also get a win over Esperance. We are not having sleepless nights because we are going to play Esperance. We shall play our brand of football and be very disciplined. Football today is more of team work than individual play.”
Esperance occupy the leadership of Group A with four points, followed by Township Rollers and KCCA who both have the same number of points (three) and Al Ahly in last place with a single point.
“There is nothing really special about some of these teams like Esperance, but we need to be organized and play as a team. After reaching the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup last year, our target this year is getting to the quarter final stage of the Champions League.”
“This game against Esperance means a lot to us because we need to get something from it before we play the two home games against them and Township Rollers. We have signed players who will be important to the team, and we are going to be a much stronger team,” he concluded.