Uganda champions, Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA), have sent out warning signals to holders Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa ahead of their 1/16th round first leg clash on Friday away in Pretoria. Head coach Mike Mutebi told CAF last Tuesday before the team enplaned for Pretoria that they are not scared of facing the reigning continental champions.
“We are also champions in Uganda and we shall make sure we get a good result in Pretoria,” said Mutebi.After ejecting Angola’s Premeiro de Agosto at the Preliminary Round, Mutebi’s side remain hungry to prove a point at the Lucas Moripe stadium in Pretoria.
“We know Sundowns have the experience because they have played several matches on the continent. But they should not underrate us because we have what it takes to get a good result,” he added. KCCA captain, Dennis Okot, says Sundowns will be in shock after the 90- minutes.
“We are going to prove a point that KCCA is a strong team that deserves respect,” added the defender.The Ugandans will rely mainly on former South Africa-based forward Geoffrey Sserunkuma who scored twice in the preliminary round and defender Joseph Ochaya, both part of the Cranes squad at the 2017 Total Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.
“I like the fact that we shall play an African champion because this means there is a lot at stake. “We need to get a good result away before our home game,” added Sserunkuma.Uganda first choice goalkeeper, Denis Onyango, who has been out injured, remains a doubt for the South Africans.
The return will take place next weekend in Kampala with the aggregate winner qualifying for the lucrative group stages of the competition.
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