CAF Confederation Cup: Mutebi confident after drawing El Masry

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Mike Mutebi

Moments after learning his side’s next opponents on the continent, KCCA FC manager Mike Mutebi is confident his side can progress to the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup.

The draw, held on Tuesday, handed KCCA a task of playing Egyptian side El Masry in the two-legged playoff.

“I call it a favourable draw,” Mutebi said after the draw.

“Egyptian sides are always dangerous but I think we have enough and we have built momentum after playing those four matches on the continent,” Mutebi added.

The tactician, however, points at the fact that Egyptians like to play with the ball, something that gives Ugandan teams problems every time they face sides that know how to use the ball.

“Egyptian teams use the ball smartly and for us when we play teams that circulate the ball and use it intelligently, we always suffer. That’s what we are trying to counter by dominating play and having the ball,”

Mutebi’s side are in this competition because of failure to hold off Champions League defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns in the pre-group stage.

KCCA fell 3-2 on aggregate to Pitso Mosimane’s charges with Liberian veteran striker Anthony Laffor breaking the Ugandans’ hearts with a late equalizer in Kampala on Saturday.

“The Egyptian clubs of old used to play with authority but they are not that kind anymore. If we believe and play our way we won’t find much resistance from them,”

The Ugandan champions will host the first leg on the weekend of April 7-9, 2017 before playing away in Port Said a week later, April 14-16, 2017.