Understanding the game remains key, Mike Mutebi

  • CAF Champions League (1st Round – 2nd Leg)
  • Saturday March 18, 2017
  • KCCA (Uganda) Vs Mamelodi Sundowns (South Africa) – Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo
  • [Sundowns lead 2-1 from the first leg]
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Mike Mutebi issues instructions to Joseph Ochaya in a league match at Lugogo. He thinks his side has the ability to compete with Africa’s best

KCCA FC manager Mike Hilary Mutebi is a sworn preacher of entertaining and purposeful football.

A student of the famous Hendrik Johannes “Johan” Cruijff OON total football class of the early 1970’s, Mutebi has lived to carry on the legacy and mantle.

Like the former Dutch international player and coach, Mutebi wants to emulate Cruijff, a 3-time Ballon d’Or winner (1971, 1973, and 1974).

Mutebi’s KCCA is due to take on Mamelodi Sundowns in the return leg of the CAF Champions League on Saturday afternoon in Kampala.

Well aware that his side is trailing 2-1 coming from the first leg, Mutebi expects no rushes whatsoever.

We need to understand the game. The players have to have the belief in themselves and everything will go on normally like any other game.

Mutebi indeed acknowledges that Mamelodi Sundowns as the current African champions deserve that due credit, but all is open once on the field of play, more so at their fortress – the Phillip Omondi Stadium in Lugogo, Kampala.

Fine. They are the reigning African champions, they deserve the respect just for that. When get to the field of play, it is totally different.

Geoffrey Sserunkuma’s precious away goal a week ago give KCCA a beam of hope coming into the return leg.