Denis Okot: We can still make the quarter finals

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Denis Okot

Despite losing 2-1 to Nigeria’s Rivers United in Port Harcourt to slip to 3rd place, KCCA skipper Denis Okot remains confident of making it to the quarter finals.

The Kasasiro were awful in the opening half of the game at the Liberation stadium and never recovered after goals from John Ovoke and Fredrick Obomate despite a late first half goal from Geoffrey Sserunkuma.

“As I told you before, we came to pick results but things turned bad for us,” said Okot in a post-match presser. “But that’s not the end, we still have two games to go and I still believe we shall make it,” he added.

The group is still open and maybe whoever does better in the remaining two games will go through.

KCCA went all out with an attacking approach which backfired but Okot is in support of his manager.

We are a promising team. We are not worried. We shall play our way as the coach says.

Before the game, there was heavy downpour in Port Harcourt and some patches of the Liberation pitch were flooded but the skipper doesn’t want to use that as an excuse.

No excuse for the rains because even in Uganda, it rains. Rivers United took their chances but it happens in football.

Okot and company will have to earn decent results against FUS Rabat and Club Africain home and away respectively to reach the last eight on their first attempt.