In Summary
  • Soccer. Both KCCA and St George have not started well in their respective leagues – each sitting third – and Umony says the game will go to the wire


Few stakeholders are in better position to envisage the outcomes of the Caf Champions league encounter between KCCA and St George on Tuesday than recuperating Uganda Cranes striker Brian Umony.
Until he sustained a compound right leg fracture in February 2016 during an Ethiopian Premier League match against Arbaminch City and his contract with St George subsequently ending in December 2016, Umony had previously featured for KCCA ,Supersport United, University of Pretoria, MLS side Portland Timbers, Azam and Vietnam Super League side Becamex Binh Duoug.
‘Since KCCA are away from home it might be difficult (to get a win in Ethiopia).
“St George will come all out so KCCA should play a tight game, close spaces and play as a unit,” advised Umony, who has been training with the Lugogo side during his recovery process.
Having struggled to eliminate Madagascan side CNaPS in the preliminary round, Umony cautions KCCA to up their game as they meet the Ethiopians.

Talk of tactics
“St George like to possess the ball, play a short passing game and are very good at it. They also have quick wingers and good forwards with experience,” he revealed. It might be two years since Umony last played for St George but he still believes they are still an intact side that can cause KCCA a few problems.
“I can’t tell who starts in the team these days but they will assemble a good squad full of stars building on Ugandan Robert Odongkara in goal to the strikers. They made good signings as well this season.”