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KCCA FC depart for Namibia ahead of Champions League clash

KCCA FC are the defending StarTimes Uganda Premier league champions. (PHOTOS/File)

CAF Champions League
African Stars FC vs KCCA FC
Sam Najoma Stadium, Windhoek
Saturday, 10-07-2019

KCCA FC have on Wednesday morning departed for Namibia ahead of their CAF Champions League first round game.

The reigning StarTimes Uganda Premier league champions will take on African Stars at the Sam Najoma Stadium on Saturday afternoon in the first leg.

A contingent of 35 personnel headed by FUFA’s Rogers Byamukama and two KCCA FC Board representative in Aggrey Ashaba and George Okello, has left the country at 6:50am via Entebbe Airport.

They are expected to have two stop overs in Kigali-Rwanda and Johannesburg-South Africa before finally landing in Windhoek, Namibia later in the day (Wednesday).

The contingent that has departed, comprises of 18 players, 7 coaches, 2 doctors, 2 media personnel and 2 administrators.

Among the players, it is surprising that Allan Kyambadde was missing.

Allan Kyambadde (left) is not part of the team that has travelled to Namibia.

The former SC Villa midfielder has gone AWOL since the Uganda Cranes victory over Somalia last weekend, failing to return to his club for training.

He was also not part of the team’s official season photo that was taken on Wednesday and it is understood that Kyambadde is seeking for a move away from KCCA FC.

Also missing from the team are the three summer arrivals. Erisa Ssekisambu, John Revita and Simon Serunkuma have all been left home as the Kasasiros bid to earn an early advantage in the tie.

Among the travelling team, three players will be making their continental debuts. These are; Kasozi Nicholas and newly promoted players from the club’s soccer academy Kato Samuel and Sadat Anaku.

The return leg is on Friday 23rdAugust 2019 at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.

The traveling contingent

Administrators

Aggrey Ashaba (chairperson), Kirunga Michael (Finance Manager), George Okello, Kaddu Moses (Manager Administration and Operations), Magero Moses Mwanje (Public Relations Officer) and Babirye Aminah (Photographer/ Media Officer)

The technical team

Mike Hilary Mutebi (Manager), Byekwaso Morley (Assistant Manager), Kaddu Badru (First Team Coach), Kiwanuka Daniel (Goal Keeper Coach), Magera Jackson (Asst Coach 1), Malinga Richard (Asst Coach 2), Kabuye Robert (Asst Coach 3)

The players

Goal keepers

Lukwago Charles (Captain) and Jamil Malyamungu

Defenders

Peter Magambo, Ssenjobe Eric, Kato Samuel, Fillbert Obenchan, Kizza Mustafa, Achai Herbert, Musana Hassan.

Midfielders

Bukenya Lawrence, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Sadam Juma, Gift Ali Abubakar, Kasozi Nicholas

Forwards

Sadat Anaku, Okello Allan, Mike Mutyaba and Kaddu Patrick.

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