CAF Champions league first round
St. George 0-0 KCCA FC
Addis Ababa stadium, Ethiopia
KCCA FC drew 0-0 with Ethiopian giants St. George in the first leg of the CAF Champions league first round to set up a thrilling encounter in Kampala.
The two time Azam Uganda premier league defending champions KCCA finally got a result to relish away from home on the continent for the first time in a while.
The last time that KCCA had managed to get something tangible from a continental game before yesterday was in a 2-2 draw against Nkana Red Devils of Zambia back in March 2014.
“It is a great result for us away from home, said KCCA head coach Mike Mutebi after the game.
“Am not only pleased by the result but the performance too as we created lots of chances against a side that uses the ball very well.
“It is good result but one which is dangerous because if they score one goal in the return fixture, it complicates the whole issue for us.
Asked about KCCA FC’s chances about qualification to the group stages after the goalless draw, Mutebi had this to say.
“Am not talking about our chances of progressing to the group stages now because it’s still in the balance, said Mutebi.
“If we were talking about a team that doesn’t play or create many chances, may be our chances would be good but St. George does both.
“All in all, we have the advantage because of the point away from home but against a side that forced us not to impose our authority, we still have it all to do in Kampala.
KCCA FC have a strong recent record at home in the CAF Champions league, winning three of their last four games at the Star Times stadium while conceding only one goal in the process.
Worryingly for the Lugogo-based side is that all those three wins have come by virtual of a one nil score line.
St George will head into the reverse fixture having lost four of the last 10 games away from home(W2 D4).
The two wins away from home in that period came away to AC Leopards of Congo and Seychelles’s Cote Dor FC.
KCCA team that Started away to ST. George.
- Charles Lukwago
- Filbert Obenchan
- Habib Kavuma
- Timothy Awanyi
- Mustapha Kizza
- Isaac Kirabira
- Muzamir Mutyaba
- Julius Poloto
- Allan Okello
- Paul Mucurezi
- Derrick Nsibambi.