Kampala City players ready for tough Al Ahly clash
Kampala City duo Gift Ali and Ibrahim Juma have spoken ahead of their side’s encounter with Al Ahly in the last round of the CAF Champions League group-stages.
Al Ahly have ensured their place in the quarter-finals after beating Espérance Sportive de Tunis away from home, thanks to Walid Azaro’s strike.
The win also confirmed that Kampala City are eliminated from the competition despite their late win over Township Rollers in Uganda.
Even though the game is basically a dead rubber, Kampala midfielder Gift Ali has revealed that they will fight for the three points against Al Ahly at Borgh El-Arab.
“We are in a good shape and trained well last night. The spirits are high and we are looking forward to the game tomorrow,” Gift Ali said ahead of the game.
“The game may sound not so important, but it means something to us. We are going to play for the fans.
“In the beginning, the target was to reach the quarter-finals, but unfortunately we didn’t achieve that.
“We players want to challenge ourselves against one of the biggest clubs in Al Ahly. There are no small and big teams. It’s about self-belief. If you can believe it you can achieve it,” he added.
Ibrahim Juma, who scored in the first-leg in Kampala, has revealed that he will try to achieve this feat once again when they face “Africa’s biggest club” on Tuesday.
“We are well prepared for our last encounter in the competition. We are playing for pride and want to at least get the three points against Al Ahly,” Juma said.
“We won in Kampala against Al Ahly, who is one of the biggest clubs in Africa if not the biggest. We are going to respect them, but won’t be scared of them. We really need the three points,” he added.
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