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Confederations Cup: Proline confident ahead of CAF debut

Proline will be playing their first-ever CAF game. (PHOTOS/File)

CAF Confederations Cup 

Proline FC vs Masters Security

StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo

Saturday, 10-08-2019 @4pm

LUGOGO – Proline FC will host Masters Security in the first leg of the CAF Confederations cup preliminary round.

Proline are representing Uganda at the competition after winning the 2019 Uganda Cup, defeating Bright Stars on penalties in the final.

It is their debut in continental football but according to their head coach Shafick Bisaso, they are not fazed by the occasion.

“We have prepared well, it is a big game for all of us as coaches and players but we are going to try and win it, noted Bisaso ahead of the game.

“We also want to keep a clean sheet at our home so that we are better placed to get the job done in the second leg.

Proline have made proper preparations going into the game, taking part in two tournaments.

Initially, they participated in the CECAFA Kagame cup 2019 in Rwanda where they were eliminated at the group stages.

On the return home, the played their first game in the Pilsner Super 8, losing 0-1 to Vipers SC at Lugogo.

It may not have been the best of preparation in terms of results for Bisaso’s side, but one which is fitting ahead of the Continental game.

“The games we have played in the build-up to this fixture have helped us immensely, noted Proline captain Mustafa Muguzi.

“We played three teams in CECAFA and the Vipers, all of whom are good sides and we feel they have helped us move onto another level from where we were before.

Mujuzi (left) claims Proline have made good preparations.

Mujuzi is one of the players expected to lift Proline that is if they are to reach the next stage.

He was with the Uganda Cranes CHAN 2020 qualifiers team that eliminated Somalia and will be hoping that that experience is installed into the team on Saturday.

Team news

Proline enters into the game depleted up front with three of their strikers missing.

New signings Hamis Diego Kizza and Alfred Leku have not yet been cleared to take part.

Ibrahim Bonyo who top-scored in the 2018/19 Big League has also encountered issues with his passport and will most definitely not feature.

Allan Egaku and Sula Ssekamwa who got injured in the Pilsner Super 8 game last week

Masters Security are taking part in their second Confederations Cup engagement.

Their first came last year and it ended instantly as they were eliminated in the preliminary round, losing 5-0 to Petro de Luanda of Angola.

Proline projected Starting XI

Hassan Matovu (gk), Sakka Mpima, Mustafa Mujuzi, Bernard Muwanga, Yussuf Mukisa, Sam Kintu, Ibrahim Wamanah, Begesa James, Hakim Kiwanuka, Bright Anukani, Ivan Bogere.

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