KAMPALA Uganda (Xinhua) --
KCCA FC have defeated Egypt’s Al Masry SC
1-0 in the first leg of the play-off of the
Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederations
Derrick Nsibambi scored the lone goal four minutes into
added time at the Philip Omondi Stadium on Saturday to
put the Ugandan League champions in an advantage
striker in the Ugandan Premier League Geoffrey
Sserunkuma had two wasted chances, while Brian Majwega
and Paul Masiko also shot wide all in the first half for
side only had Elsayed Abdelaal and Ahmed Abdalraof try
second half, the visitors came back strongly but failed
to break the KCCA FC defence marshled by skipper Denis
Okot and Isaac Muleme.
FC coach Mike Mutebi introduced Nsibambi for the injured
Muzamir Mutyaba, and the change paid off.
Nsimbambi who finished off well past Al Masry goalkeeper
Ahmed Abdelhalim after four minutes of added time.
It was all
celebration at the Stadium after the final whistle.
unlucky not to score in Kampala and also the artificial
play ground caused my players lots of injury. But we
shall fight back in Egypt,” Al Masry’s coach Hossam
Hussien Hassan, a legendary former Egyptian
international told Xinhua after the game.
KCCA FC who
were ejected by South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in the
first round of the CAF Total Champions League are now
eager to qualify for the group stage of the
A draw in
Egypt next Saturday will see them qualify for the group