CAF Confederation Cup-Playoff Round
Paradou AC vs KCCA FC (Agg: 0-0)
Stade du 5 Juliet 1962, Algiers
Sunday, 03-11-2019 @10:45pm
KCCA FC will be hoping to secure qualification to the CAF Confederations Cup group stages on Sunday when they take on Paradou in the second leg of their play off qualifier at the Stade du 5 Juliet 1962 in Algiers.
The Kasasiros failed to take care of the Algerian side in the first leg played last Sunday at Lugogo as they were held to a 0-0 draw.
It was a disappointing result for Mike Mutebi’s side who are usual strong at home.
On Sunday, they will have to forget all that as they bid to reach the group stages of the competition for the second time in their history.
The first came in 2017 when the overcame Egyptian side Al Masry on penalties at this stage after a 1-1 draw in two legs.
To get here, the Kasasiros were dumped out of the Champions League by Angolan side Petro de Luanda who progressed to the groups on away goals.
KCCA FC had to endure a long and tiresome journey to reach Algiers and they will be hoping the fatigue doesn’t show come match time on Sunday.
“The journey was so long as we had to travel for 12 hours to get here and the players are a bit fatigued and tired, noted KCCA FC assistant coach Morley Byekwaso ahead of the match.
“We think we have trained well and ready to do what brought us in Algiers so as we qualify to the group stages.
“We are well prepared as usual and the good thing is that the players are in good health without any injuries.
“The boys are injury free and we are optimistic of a good result.
“The training session was ok and we hope to put up a good fight in the match.”
KCCA FC travelled with 18 players of which 8 are defenders and just 7 attack minded players.
They are still missing the services of summer signings John Revita, Erisa Ssekisambu, John Odumegwu and Kezironi Kizito who are all ineligible. The Kasasiros are also without ling term absentees Saddam Juma and Julius Poloto.
Paradou will most definitely pose a huge threat to KCCA FC’s desires to reach the group stages of the Confederations Cup like all North African clubs tend to do.
The Algerians are extremely strong at home and will be hoping to make home advantage count on Sunday.
To get to this stage, they have had to overcome two rounds. They have gone past CI Kamsar and CS Sfaxien with the latter side one of the giants of the competition.
This will be the second meeting between the two sides after the first ended scoreless 7 days ago.
Paradou come into the game having won two of their last five CAF Confederations Cup games (D2 L1).
At home, the Algerians have a 100% record in the competition after winning two in as many matches ao far.
For KCCA FC, this will be their 16th CAF Confederations Cup game since 2019.
In the first 15, they have won 7 (D1 L7).
Away from home, they have been horrible so far, winning just once in 7 matches (D0 L6).
The KCCA FC squad in Algiers
Lukwago Charles (Captain) and Jamil Malyamungu.
Peter Magambo, Ssenjobe Eric, Kato Samuel, Fillbert Obenchan, Kizza Mustafa, Achai Herbert, Musana Hassan, Musa Ramathan.
Muzamiru Mutyaba, Gift Ali Abubakar, Kasozi Nicholas, Serunkuma Simon Peter, Allan Okello.
Sadat Anaku, Mike Mutyaba, Nunda Jackson.