CAF Champions League-First Round
Petro de Luanda 0-0 KCCA FC
Stadio 11 de Novembro, Luanda
KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi has described his side’s result away to Petro de Luanda in the first leg of their Champions League first round encounter as poistive but tricky.
KCCA FC drew 0-0 with the Angolan side on Saturday and will look to get the job done in Kampala in two week’s time when they host the second leg at Lugogo.
However, Mutebi says his team has to be cautious as the opposition will also be targeting progression.
“We got a good result against a very good team, noted Mutebi after the game on Saturday.
“We knew we had to suffer because they had more of the ball but we were very organized defensively and whenever we went forward, we looked dangerous.
“It is a positive result and we will see what we can do. However, It is a trick result and anything can happen but we will try to capitalize on home advantage.”
The game on Saturday was dominated by the hosts as they looked to have created the better chances most notably, calling KCCA FC custodian Charles Lukwago into action on two crucial occassions, late.
First, he saved from Sengui and then denied substitute Daniel Satonho from point blank.
The Kasasiros who are known for their fearless approach also had spells in the contest although they created half chances more often than not.
Mutapha Kizza saw a free-kick fumbled by goalkeeper Delgado who had defender Insua Musah to thank after the latter cleared to safety.
Anaku shot wide form inside the area after beating his maker late in the first half.
The usually relaible Muzamir Mutyaba scuffed a shot straight at Delgado after he was teed up by the industrious Allan Okello.
Three minutes into the second half, Okello headed a Kizza cross into the net but the goal was ruled out for offside.
It is a good result for KCCA FC but they need to be careful in the second leg as Petro de Luanda have quality in them to hurt anyone.
Also speaking after the game, Anaku could not hide his delight that KCCA FC had picked up a point from a hard game away from home.
“We now have a slight advantage over them because of this draw, noted the youngster.
“It is a vital point for us away from home.
“We came knowing that they are a strong side so we gave our best throughout the game and we pick a good result.
KCCA FC are attempting to reach the Champions League group stages for a second time in three seasons.
They last did so in 2018 where they were pitted in a group containing Al Ahly, Esperance and Rivers United, finishing third after the six rounds of matches.
The second leg between KCCA FC and Petro de Luanda will be played on September 27th, 2019 at Lugogo.
KCCA FC starting line up
Charles Lukwago, Filbert Obenchan, Mustapha Kizza, Peter Magambo, Samuel Kato, Gift Ali, Muzamir Mutyaba, Herbert Achai, Allan Okello, Mike Mutyaba, Sadat Anaku