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Mutebi optimistic after Brazzaville costly defeat

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KCCA FC's teenager Allan Okello tackled on Saturday in Congo Brazzaville (KCCA FC media)

CAF Confederations Cup

Play-off stage

Saturday result

AS Otoho 3-0 KCCA

KCCA FC Manager Mike Mutebi insists he has enough in the arsenal to overturn the hefty first leg defeat for his side to progress to the Group stage of this season’s CAF Confederations Cup. The Uganda Cup holders were hammered 3-0 by Congo Brazzaville side AS Otoho on Sunday in the play-off stage, first leg at the Stade Omnisport Marien Ngouabi, Owando. KCCA conceded twice in the opening half; including a questionable penalty that resulted into the opener slotted home by Moussa inside the opening 20 minutes.

Mike Mutebi (L) and his assistant Morley Byekwaso closely follow proceedings from the sidelines in Congo Brazzaville

Two minutes later, Moussa pounced on a loose ball from the midfield to extend the hosts’ lead. Substitute Kikasa Wamba struck the third in the second stanza as the Brazzaville side carries a strong 3-0 advantage into the return leg.

KCCA missed several goal scoring chances and Mutebi dismisses sentiments that it is all over for his side in the competition. “It is not over! AS Otoho were just effective in the final third and we were not.

We were never outplayed at all. The difference is that they buried the chances they got and we did not.

We did not come to Congo to play a containing game and we head into the second leg with plenty of lessons from this game.

We shall have to be more effective in the final third and we will score goals at home,” Mutebi is quoted by club website.

KCCA needs a 4-0 home win in the return leg this Sunday at StarTimes stadium, Lugogo to progress.

KCCA FC XI

Charles Lukwago (GK), Filbert Obenchan, Timothy Awany (C), Mustafa Kizza, Lawrence Bukenya (Muzamiru Mutyaba), Julius Poloto, Gift Ali, Herbert Achai, Allan Okello, Mike Mutyaba (Allan Kyambadde), Patrick Kaddu.

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