Kampala – KCCA FC encounter with Egyptian side Al – Masry was a very competitive and difficult game. Considering the poor record of the Ugandan clubs away from home, logically The Kasasiro boys needed a must win without conceding in order to have first leg advantage so that in the return leg, a draw or away goal advantage could petition on their behalf.
For the entire match at the Philip Omondi Stadium, hopes kept on decreasing for KCCA and fans looked desperate because Al-Masry The ‘Pharaonic Horus’ made it difficult for the ambitious KCCA till Derick Nsibambi who came in as substitute to replace Muzamiru Mutyaba won the day at 90 +5’. With Benjamin Ochan’s long well taken free kick, the 22-years-old Nsibambi took advantage to score the unbelievable goal.
Mike Mutebi’s boys will be visiting Hossam Hassan’s boys in Egypt at the Port Said Stadium for the second leg of the tie next week 15th April 2017 on Saturday. A big task awaits Al-Masry with their inability to win in Uganda. Joined with their presence in the competition due to the withdrawal of AC Djoliba after the ban of Mali, the club’s ability to remain in the continental competition is questionable.
Full Time Score
KCCA FC 1 – 0 Al – Masry