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Rivers United snatch 2-1 win against 10-man KCCA FC

FT:  ??   Rivers Utd (NGR) 2  KCCA FC (UGA) 1 ??
To be played: Club Africain (TUN) v FUS Rabat (MAR)

Early goals by Bernard Ovoke and Frederick Obomate gave Rivers United a 2-0 lead after 15 minutes on a rain-drenched pitch on Tuesday as the Nigerians edged KCCA FC in their CAF Confederation Cup group match in Port Harcourt.

KCCA’s Geoffrey Sserunkuma pulled one back on the stroke of half time for the Kampala side, that played the dying minutes  with 10 men after defender Habib Kavuma got his marching orders for a second card.

Standings P W D L F A Pts

FUS         3 2 0 1 5 2 6

Rivers     4 2 0 2 5 6 6

KCCA      4 2 0 2 5 7 6

Africain 3 1 0 2 5 5 3


Rivers United XI :  Akande, Nweke, Douhadji, Ovoke, Saka, Sakin, Olalekan, Atuloma, Zoumana, Obomate and Odumegwu

KCCA XI: Kisembo, Okot, Kavuma, Awany, Masiko, Mutyaba, Muleme, Opoloto, Okello, Nsibambi, Serunkuuma



Port Harcourt, Nigeria| KCCA MEDIA | Fresh from winning the Uganda Cup and in the process completing the domestic double, Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club’s focus  shifts to CAF Confederation Cup where the club takes on Nigeria’s Rivers United  in Port Harcourt.

The target of progressing from the group is still on track and ahead of the game and manager Mike Hillary Mutebi is optimistic his side can get the result they want away in Nigeria.

“We are in the perfect shape for the game. The players are motivated and ready to play. We came to Nigeria with the intention to win here and keep out intentions of advancing to the quarterfinals,” Mutebi .

“They (Rivers United) are a good team, we played them back home and we saw the challenge they gave us but we ready for that and like I have always said, we shall play our way, dominate possession and make sure we earn a good result.

KCCA FC squad in Nigeria: Benjamin Ochan, Denis Okot, Timothy Awany, Paul Musamali, Bukenya Lawrence, Isaac Muleme, Vincent Kayizzi,Muzamir Mutyaba, Tom Masiko, Derrick Nsibambi, Geoffrey Sserunkuuma, Douglas Kisembo (GK), Habib Kavuma, Denis Rukundo, Paul Mucureezi, Ivan Ntege, Allan Okello, Julius Poloto.



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