KCCA manager Mike Mutebi hailed his team’s tactical display especially after the break as his side conquered Egyptian side, Al Ahly at Namboole on Tuesday.
The gaffer however admitted his side were below par in the first half but described the mistakes that nearly cost them if it wasn’t for Charles Lukwago’s heroics as ‘school boy’
“I have always said we respect Al Ahly as giants of African football and for all they have achieved,” said Mutebi. “But today on the pitch, we displayed very good tactical discipline in the second half after some school boy mistakes in the first half,” he added.
We should have scored more in the second half and in the end we have gauged ourselves against the very best. Today, I’m very satisfied.
Lukwago and Sadam hailed
Although he described the effort as collective, he had some kind words for Man of the Match Charles Lukwago and goal scorer Ibrahim Sadam Juma.
“Lukwago was employed to do his job and he did that,” Mutebi sent the press room into laughter when asked what he made of the boy’s show on the day.
“But he was exceptional just like Sadam,” he added. “In Gaborone, the young kid (Ikara) was jittery and it showed how we missed our first choice goalkeeper.
When you have a composed goalie that likes to play from the back, he gives his defenders confidence and he did that.
KCCA now sit third on the group D table with 3 points and visit Tunisia’s Esperance on July 17 in their next game.