KCCA FC convincingly humbled the continent’s oldest and most successful club AL Ahly 2-0 to go second in group A.
Sadam ‘Juma-Nature’ Ibrahim Juma broke the deadlock on 73 minutes with a scorcher from 30 yards -after a prolonged siege on the opponents goal- that whistled past the custodian and into top right corner of the net.
Inspirational Skipper Timothy Denis Awany – who never put a foot wrong- held his nerve to tuck away a penalty in the 88th minute after a foul on Derrick Nsibambi to stretch the lead to 2-0.
KCCA FC’s shot stopper Charles Lukwago arguably the best player of the day made several fine saves to frustrate Al Ahly. The custodian made a wonderful interception to keep Said Ebeid’s effort out.
In the 23rd minute, Habib Kavuma held the ball in the box and Said Ebeid stood to take the resultant kick but custodian Lukwago brilliantly saved
Shaban Muhammad broke into space, beat Saamir Ali and shot but custodian Sherif Ekramy was equal to the task on 40 minutes.
After recess, Lawrence ‘Buke ‘ Bukenya was introduced for Jackson Nunda.
Hardly had the midfielder come on when he laid a pass to Shaban Muhhamad who released Allan Okello the teenager firing inches wide.
Julius Poloto floated high and headed less than a meter off then upright from a Kizza Mustafa delivery down the left flank.
Derrick Nsibambi was introduced to the game in place of Isaac Kirabira. The forward’s introduction added pressure upfront, two minutes later Allan Okello set up Sadam Juma who controlled and sent a screamer past Ekramy to give the hosts the advantage and also sending the crowd in a frenzy.
5 minutes later Nsibambi almost made it two, but his header went wide off the crossbar.
Paul Mucureezi was then introduced for Shaban Muhammad.
Nsibambi was then fouled by Sabry Abdelmontelb in the box two minutes from time and referee pointed at the penalty spot.
Skipper Awany held his nerve and slotted the kick beautifully in the back of the net to make it 2-0 for KCCA FC.
2-0 Is how it ended, KCCA FC recording a historical win against African giants Al Ahly to go second in group A. KCCA FC play Esperance away next on 17th July.
Charles Lukwago (GK), Denis Okot, Mustafa Kizza, Habib Kavuma, Timothy Awany (C), Isaac Kirabira, Saddam Juma, Jackson Nunda, Allan Okello, Shaban Muhammad, Julius Poloto
Substitutes: Tom Ikara, Filbert Obenchan, Paul Musamali, Paul Muchurewzi, Derrick Nsibambi, Solomon Okwalinga, Lawrence Bukenya.
Muhammad Elshenawy (GK), Mohammed El Demerdash, Sabry AbdelMontelb, Mohammed Naguib, Samiir Saad, Mohammed Hussein, Amro Elsoulia, Hossan Ashour (C), Marwan Tharwat, Saidi Ebeid, Mahlambi Phakamani.
Substitutes: Sherif Ahmed Ekrami, Islam Mohareb, Ahmed Hussein, Ahmed Fathi El Moneim, Besem Abdelnabi, Mohammed Salah Sharabi