KAMPALA.

Geoffrey Sserunkuma got KCCA within a breath of the Caf Champions League group stage and left title holders Mamelodi Sundowns at the Philip Omondi Stadium. After losing the first leg 2-1 in South Africa, KCCA were going through on away goals’ rule then string of unconvincing substitutions gave away the impetus. As Liberia Anthony Laffor leveled the game at 1-1 to earn 3-2 aggregate score, there were few people to blame at the Philip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo other than coach Mike Mutebi.

Benjamin Ochan 7/10
Ochan, a survivor from the last KCCA team to come this close to the group stage, had a good game and made a string of saves. But, the goal he conceded cements his high-ball flaws.

Denis Okot 5/10
The captain had one of his better displays in recent times in the first half. He was beaten before the cross that led into the equalizer came in.

Joseph Ochaya 4/10
If farewell are meant to mirror Ochaya’s final game as he departs for Lusaka Dynamos, no one should say bye!

Timothy Awany 5/10
Awany largely kept Yannick Zakri quiet. However, no one in that backline looked assured.

Habib Kavuma 5/10
Kavuma picked a booking for his endavour as he was often caught out of position and backtracking.

Isaac Kirabira 5/10
Tracking Sundowns’ skipper Hlompho Kekana was a tough for Kirabira who seemed to need Ivan Ntege besides him.

Muzamir Mutyaba 5/10
This is the kind of game that would have had the Mutyaba choir find its voice. The effort was there though.

Allan Okello 5/10
Some deft touches from the prodigy Okello got the crowd cheering. His shots were blocked as were his attempts to release Sserunkuma.

Paul Mucureezi 5/10
Mucureezi has surely had better days and could done more on the break.

Geoffrey Sserunkuma 7/10
What more can KCCA demand of Sserunkuma after his fourth goal in four Caf Champions League games? He was as clinical as always.

Brian Majwega 6/10
A revitalized Majwega set up Sserunkuma for the goal then disappeared for most of the second stanza.

SUBSTITUITIONS
Paul Musamali (1/10), Sulaimon Akinyemi (1/10), Robert Ssentongo (unrated)

Coach Mike Mutebi 3/10
Leading 1-0 and going through at the time, Mutebi made two changes that killed the spur KCCA had.
The players had given him the chance to earn his bread by pushing the African champions on the edge, he tilted the cliff backwards.