2017 Total CAF Champions League
March 18th 2017: KCCA FC vs Mamelodi Sundowns 4pm
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March 18th 2017: Platinum Stars vs Vipers (Uganda) 8pm
Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) manager Mike Mutebi remains confident that his team have a chance to eliminate Mamelodi Sundowns from the 2017 Total CAF Champions League.
The two sides face off this Saturday at Phillip Omondi stadium in the return leg of the first round with Mamelodi Sundowns carrying a 2-1 advantage from the first leg played seven days in Pretoria.
Victory for the Uganda champions over the two legs will make them the country’s first club to qualify for the lucrative Group Stages of the African Champions League. It will guarantee the club a minimum of $550,000.
“The mood in the camp is positive but most importantly, the players have the self-belief that they have what it takes to knock out Sundowns. I’m confident that we can get the result we want because our style of play guarantees us to create chances and we shall create them,” Mutebi said.
Mutebi believes game approach will be important if at all his team stands any chance against the reigning African champions.
“We are set, the team has no concerns at all, the preparations have been smooth and we are ready for the game,” he said in a pre- match press briefing on Friday morning. Like I have always said, the players must understand the game and the way we approach game situation will be important.”
Mutebi reassured www.kccafc.co.ug , insisting that he will keep the same playing style like he has employed in the previous games.
“We respect them (Sundowns) because they are defending champions but we shall play our way, keep possession, and create chances because we need to score.”
KCCA FC captain Dennis Okot believes they are motivated as players and ready for the challenge.
“We could have had a factor of timidness in the opening stages of the first leg and we regrouped and managed to put up a good show. Therefore this motivates us and gives us self-belief that we can march them.”
Midfielder Tom Masiko returns to the team after shaking off an injury that saw him miss the flight to South Africa and he is available for selection.
Sundowns won the first leg 2-1 at the Lucas Moripe stadium last week and winner on aggregate will advance to the group stages.