Mutebi’s KCCA FC edged out after FUS Rabat wins
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KCCA FC fell short of their dream Friday, after a 4-0 defeat in the final group match, and comeback win for FUS Rabat, denied them a quartefinal place in the CAF Confederations Cup.
They were edged out by FUS Rabat on goal difference.
KCCA had travelled to North Africa with hopes of becoming the first Ugandan club to reach the knockout stage of a CAF competition dashed by a first-half Africain goal rush.
Captain Khalifa sprang an offside trap to score on 11 minutes, Haddad doubled the lead with a fierce shot and teenager Zemzemi got the third goal four minutes before half-time.
Africain completed the rout in stoppage time when Haddad broke clear, rounded the goalkeeper and pushed the ball into the net.
Manoubi Haddad scored twice and Saber Khalifa and Moataz Zemzemi once as the Tunis outfit topped the final standings with 12 points from four victories.
While Africain ran riot, Mohamed Fouzair calmly converted a penalty two minutes from time to give FUS a 2-1 home win over Rivers United of Nigeria.
FUS finished level on nine points with KCCA, bringing the head-to-head tule into play, and the Moroccans came second having won 3-0 at home and lost 3-1 away to the Ugandans.
Standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)
Africain 6 4 0 2 13 6 12
FUS 6 3 0 3 9 7 9
KCCA 6 3 0 3 7 12 9
Rivers 6 2 0 4 6 10 7
Tunis, Tunisia | KCCA FC MEDIA| To dream is the first step. The Kasasiro boys have written their story on the continent, and can complete the dream today.
The lads were painfully ejected from the 2017 Total CAF Champions league by defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns.
However, another window opened for Ugandan League champions and Cup winners to showcase their prowess in the 2017 Total CAF Confederations cup.
KCCA FC now has the chance to progress to the quarter finals of the competition, actually they are a point away from progression.
A draw between Rivers and FUS Rabat (who play at the same time) would also be sufficient irrespective of the result in Tunis.
A team that has been built on belief and free flowing beautiful football that manager Mutebi loves calling “OUR WAY” is just within touching distance of the quarterfinals of the competition.
Manager Mike Mutebi vowed to play the KCCA FC way when his charges take to the pitch on Friday night.
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