KCCA FC Enroute Fairytale In Continental Football

The KCCA FC starting XI that picked three points off Club Africain at Lugogo on May 23rd 2017 at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo

2017 CAF Confederations Cup
Club Africain VS KCCA FC
Friday 7th July, 2017 2300hrs EAT

To dream is to do. The Kasasiro boys have written their story on the continent.

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 striker Geoffrey Serunkuuma (L) chest controls the ball against a Club Africain defender at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo

The ‘Kasasiro Boys’ as their faithful call them, lost their opening game against FUS Rabat 3-0 in Morocco.

Playing with determination and character KCCA FC bounced back with two consecutive home wins.

A 2-1 against Friday’s opponent Club Africain and against Nigerian outfit Rivers with the same margin to complete the 1st round of games at 6 points.

The second round of games saw the team lose 2-1 away against Rivers and then bounced back against FUS Rabat at home with a convincingly and emphatic 3-1 win. The win took KCCA FC to 9 points with a 100 % home record.

Midfielder Allan Okello (R) is another manager Mike Mutebi can look at incase he needs to ask the Club Africain back line question

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.

Mutyaba Muzamir paces through Rivers United midfield at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo. He is one to watch on Friday evening.

With an attacking set of Jackson Nunda, Sadam Juma, Muzamir Mutyaba, Allan Okello and Julius Poloto together with talisman Derrick Nsibambi.

Not forgetting the evergreen Geoffrey Serunkuuma who has netted five times on the continent for KCCA FC, three of those have been away from home.

This is a game thought by many to be the turning point of the KCCA FC players, the management and Ugandan football.

KCCA FC travelling team to Tunisia:Charles Lukwago, Benjamin Ochan, Denis Rukundo, Julius Poloto, Isaac Kirabira, Peter Magambo, Denis Okot ©, Timothy Awany, Paul Musamali, Muzamir Mutyaba, Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Isaac Muleme, Jackson Nunda, Allan Okello, Derrick Nsibambi, Geoffrey Serunkuuma, Habib Kavuma Habib, Mucureezi Paul