KCCA ready to confront Sundowns – Mutebi

KCCA FC manager Mike Mutebi believes his charges are more than prepared for the return leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round set for Saturday in Kampala.

While facing the press in the pre-match press conference at Lugogo on Friday morning, Mutebi revealed that his side is ready for the task ahead of them.

“The boys are quite ready and the players have the belief that they can do it,” the tactician revealed.

KCCA are looking to be the first club to make it to the group stages of the CAF Champions League.

Mutebi also noted that his side would not change tactics regardless of the opponent in front of them. “We are playing the champions of Africa but we have to play our way,” he said.

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KCCA Manager Mike Mutebi looks on from the touchline during the game against Soana

“We shall try to create chances and hopefully we will be clinical on the day,” he added.

The tactician, who doesn’t mince his words, also revealed that his side had been timid in the first leg which made them concede two goals inside the first seven minutes of the game.

The side welcomes back midfielder Tom Masiko who was injured for the first leg in South Africa. KCCA have to win when they face off with the African champions at the Phillip Omondi stadium on Saturday.

A 1-0 win for the home side will be enough to see them through to the group stages of the champions league. Sundowns carry a 2-1 lead into Saturday’s game and are still favourites to progress after the second leg.

In 2009, KCCA’s hopes of making the group stages were shattered when they lost to Sudanese giants El Merrickh at the second round stage.