Mike Mutebi was left a disappointed man after KCCA lost 2-1 to Rivers United in the CAF Confederation Cup Group A match but happy with his charges performances.
Goals from Bernard Ovoke and Fredrick Obomate were enough for the Nigerian side while Geoffrey Sserunkuma struck KCCA’s consolation.
“It was end to end staff but the most effective team won,” Mutebi told the press after the match. “They got their chances and took them away and that was it,” he added.
I think it was pleasing to the fans. Of course we are disappointed but we lost in the manner that isn’t discouraging.
Mutebi has always been cautioned about going all out away from home on the continent but he remains adamant the team must play their way since fans come to stadium to watch good football.
We have a way we play. Like I said, we don’t come here to park the bus and be very careful because fans want to watch good football.
The hosts were 2-0 up inside 15 minutes and should have earned a penalty and Mutebi admits the early goals sent his side into panic though he commends the boys for sticking to game plan.
First minutes they scored us and we panicked but it didn’t faze us to say we are supposed to be very careful and defensive but played our away. Like I said, Kudos to Rivers, they played well and took their chances.
With two matches to play, the former Uganda Cranes coach still has belief that his side will progress to the quarter finals despite being third on the log at the moment.
We still have belief. We are the only team that scores away from home. As long as we continue that and be careful, we still have the belief to reach the last eight.
KCCA next game on the July 1 at home to Morocco’s FUS Rabat, a side that trounced the Kasasiro 3-0 in the first group game.