KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi has come out and spoken about what went wrong as his side lost 1-0 in their CAF Champions’ League Group A opener away to Township Rollers.
The Kasairo Boys fell to a Lemponye Tsethesololo 36th minute strike and despite getting a fair share of the chances, Mike Mutebi’s side could not find the elusive equalizing goal.
“It was a very good game of football, said Mutebi after the game.
“I think Township Rollers where more effective than us over 90 minutes and that is where they won the game.
“You look at the fact that we both created some chances but the difference is that they made one of theirs (chances) count unlike us who came short on all occasions.
“All in all, i think the fans were treated to a good game of football and congratulations to Township Rollers on a vital win earned.
Mike Mutebi has now been in charge of KCCA FC in four CAF competitions’ group stage games but is yet to win any of them.
KCCA FC took part in the group stages of the Confederations cup last year and lost all their away games to Rivers United, Esperance and FUS Rabbat.
This season, they still have to play both Esperance and Al Ahly away from home and if last year’s record on the road is not improved, KCCA’s chances of progression to the next round remain slim.
Against Township Rollers, they faced a familiar opponent in Ugandan international Ivan Ntege whom they (KCCA FC) let go of last summer.
“I am so happy that i have played against the people i know very well and thrilled that my team won the game, said Ntege after the match.
“We prepared very well before the game because they have very good players who can hurt you.
“KCCA has a lot of young player who are destined for greatness but have to keep working hard and stay in line so as to reach their desired levels.
“When you look at the second half, they put us under a lot of pressure but i was confident we would win eventually.
Asked whether he talked with the KCCA players while still in Kampala, Ntege had this to say.
“You know most of them are my friends so we keep in touch.
“Most of them gave me that ‘football talk’ of “we are coming to beat you in your own back yard” and i assured them that we were ready for them big time.
Township Rollers now lead the Group with three points having played one game and will travel to Tunisia next to take on ES Tunis.
For KCCA, they are rooted at the bottom of the table with zero points and will be hosting Egyptian giants Al Ahly next at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.
The game between Al Ahly and ES Tunis ended goalless in Cairo.