KAMPALA, (Xinhua) -- Egypt’s
Al Masry SC arrived in Uganda on Wednesday ahead of their first leg
Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Confederations Cup tie against Uganda’s
KCCA FC on Saturday.
which is on third in the Egyptian Premier league, is coached by Hossam Hassan,
Egypt’s legend who won the CAF Champions League twice and the Africa Cup of
Nations three times.
“We want to
get a good result in Kampala which will give us a better advantage when we play
the return leg at home,” said Hassan.
He said they
are ready to play a very tactical game and get the results.
Ahmed Shoukry and Ahmed Gomaa, who scored in the team’s recent 2-0 win over
ENPPI SC in Egypt, also traveled with the contingent.
coach, Mike Mutebi said, “We know their blend of football which is a high
passing approach, but we know where to get them.”
KCCA FC will
however miss the services of their dependable defender Joseph Ochaya, who joined
Zambian side Lusaka Dynamos two weeks ago.
team was ejected by South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns on a 3-2 goal aggregate in
the CAF Champions League before they moved to the lower Confederations Cup.
All the teams
that are eliminated in the second round of the more lucrative CAF Champions
League automatically qualify for the third round of the CAF Confederations Cup.