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KCCA humbles Egypt’s Al Ahly in TOTAL CAF Champions League Group A stage match

TOTAL CAF Champions League (Group A):

  • KCCA (Uganda) 2-0 Al Ahly (Egypt)
  • Esperance (Tunisia) 4-1 Township Rollers (Botswana)

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club registered a 2-0 home win against Egyptian side Al Ahly Sporting Club at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Tuesday.

This was during the second group A of the CAF Champions League for the two respective clubs.

Midfielder Ibrahim Sadam Juma scored the opening goal after 73 minutes, with a stunning long range shot from about 25 yards after being assisted by Uganda Hippos’ player Allan Okello.

KCCA players celebrate one of their two goals at Mandela National Stadium on Tuesday

KCCA captain Timothy Denis Awany scored a late kick from the penalty spot to seal the victory.

The home team goalkeeper Charles Lukwago was on the top of his game with pin point one against one saves and a penalty save from forward Walid Said Ebeib after 24 minutes.

The FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo, KCCA Executive Director Jenifer Musisi were some of the high profile guests at the match watched by a fair crowd.

FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo (left), KCCA Executive Director Jenifer Musisi celebrate the KCCA FC victory against Al Ahly Sporting Club

KCCA, who started with a dismissal 1-0 loss away to Township Rollers is now second in group A.

Tunisian club, Esperance overcame Township Rollers 4-1 in Tunis during the other group A match as they now lead the four team table standings with 4 points from two games.

Three of the KCCA players who played full time (Julius Poloto, Allan Okello and Mustafa Kizza) straight away joined the Uganda national U-20 team (The Hippos) camp at the African Bible University in preparation for the CAF U-20 second round return leg away to Cameroon.

KCCA FC is second with three points, same as Township Rollers who have conceded many goals.

Al Ahly Sporting Club is fourth in the group with just a single point earned from the goal-less home draw against Esperance on match day one.

The next round of games (match day three) will come in July 2018.

Team Line Ups:

KCCA XI:

Charles Lukwago (G.K), Denis Okot Oola,  Mustafa Kizza, Habib Kavuma, Timothy Denis Awany (Captain), Isaac Kirabira (70’ Derrick Paul Nsibambi), Allan Okello, Ibrahim Saddam Juma, Jackson Nunda (47’ Lawrence Bukenya), Muhammed Shaban (85’ Paul Mucureezi), Julius Poloto

Subs Not Used:

Tom Ikara (G.K), Paul Mucureezi, Paul Musamali, Fillbert Obenchan, Solomon Okwalinga

Al Ahly Sporting Club XI:

Mohamed El Shenawy (G.K), Mohamed Eldmerdash, Abdelmontelb, Samir Saad Ali, Naguib El Gharel Mohammed, Elsoulia, Hussein, Walid Said Ebeid (66’ Ahmed  Hussein Ahmed Hafez), Tharwat, Mahlambi, Hossam Alhour (Captain, 75’ Islam Mohareb)

Subs:

Sherif  Ekramy Ahmed (G.K),  Ahmed Fathi Abd El Monem , Basem Abdelnabi, Salah Mohsen, Mohamed Shalabi

Match Officials:

  • Center Referee: Victor Miguel De Freitas Gomes (South Africa)
  • 1st Assistant Referee:  Zakhele Thusi Siwela (South Africa)
  • 2nd Assistant Referee: Johannes Sello Moshidi (South Africa)
  • Fourth Official: Victor Tinyiko Hlungwani (South Africa)
  • Commissioner: Kidane Melles Terfe (Eritrea)
  • General Coordinator: Alexander Sakyi Asante (Ghana)
  • Media Officer: Collins Okinyo (Kenya)
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