Kampala- KCCA recorded one of their most comfortable results in Caf Competitions when they defeated Mtibwa Sugar 3-0 in the first leg of their Caf Confederation Cup first round last week.
The result consequently has them as overwhelming favourites to progress to the final qualification round before the group stages going into today’s return leg in Tanzania.
With such an advantage, the message from manager Mike Mutebi to his players has been how to avoid complacency going into the return leg.
“The opponents are not going to play with fear in the second leg. They’ll open up which will suit us.
“Then I don’t mind if the game ends 7-all. We’ll play our way. It’s high time the opponents also try to counter our approach,” Mutebi stressed.
That approach could therefore see him field almost the same side that started the first leg last Saturday with the exception of Patrick Kaddu.
The striker was left behind on the recommendation of the club doctor after showing signs of malaria before the team departed on Wednesday morning.
Before that, he had scored all three goals against Paidha and also got the second against today’s opponents to mark a return to form.
In his absence, Mutebi will rely on Kyambadde who got the vital opening goal and also scored his first competitive goal for the club in the 3-2 loss to Express in the league.
The team’s biggest strength however lies in midfield where Mutebi is spoilt for choice.
Herbert Achai, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Lawrence Bukenya, Isaac Kirabira, Muwadda Mawejje, Jackson Nunda, Steven Sserwadda, Gift Ali Abubakar are all available for selection.
“We’ve come here not to lose. We’ve come a long way to please our fans. They’ve given us all the support so we don’t want to let them down,” Okello stated after the team’s first training session on Thursday.
They will play against a Mtibwa side that is fifth in the Tanzanian domestic league and had lost their previous game against Alliance.
Today at 4.00pm
Firt round return legs
Mtibwa Sugar vs KCCA
First leg score
KCCA 3-0 Mtibwa Sugar