Ochan heroics help KCCA FC write history in CAF Confederations Cup

KCCA FC players gather around Benjamin Ochan (red) as they celebrate the teams qualification to the group stages of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup

KCCA FC went into the second leg of the CAF Confederations Cup against Al Masry of Egypt knowing even defeat could see them progress. Yet it did not take long before their nerves and confidence were tested to the core.

Ahmed Goma timed his run and a long ball was killed and glided on for him by an Al-Masry player and the striker clinically slotted past custodian Benjamin Ochan to draw the tie level one-all on aggregate after 25 minutes.

The home side seemed to be enjoying the home advantage as they looked so comfortable on home turf and kept putting in electric counter attacks and breaks but the KCCA were equal to the task.

With the game tied after full time, the two teams had to endure a tense penalty shootout. It is here that goalkeeper Ochan produced a heroic performance to save Al-Masry’s second and third penalties.

He then held his nerve to score the decisive kick and ensure KCCA make history as the first Ugandan club to play in the group stages of the CAF Confederations Cup.

Other players that scored for KCCA in the shootouts were Geoffrey Serunkuuma, Muzamir Mutyaba, Timothy Awany and man of the moment Ochna. Brian Majwega cluttered his kick off the crossbar.