KCCA FC managed to overturn the discrepancy at Antananarivo at the Vontovorona stadium a fortnight ago against CNaPs by beating them in the return leg a goal to nil at the Star Times stadium Lugogo.
Paul Mucureezi’s second half successful header that resulted into a goal meant the Ugandan side ties on a 2-2 aggregate with the side from Madagascar but qualifies on away goal advantage.
As KCCA FC boss Mike Mutebi approves, CNaps played a passing beautiful football and looked dangerous in the final third of the pitch but a couple of brilliant saves from Charles Lukwago and lack of sharpness in front of the goal ended the dreams of CNaps.
Derrick Nsimbambi’s tactical decision to force a corner kick changed the wheels around as left footed defender, Mustapha Kizza radiantly took the set piece before Kabale born Paul Mucureezi rose above all to head past the visitor’s goal keeper Andoniaina Andriamalala at the 64th minute.
Mucureezi’s effort separated the two sides and is praised for that however Lukwago as well deserves recognition as the Kasasiro boys’ goal keeper stopped the visitor’s forwards from neutralizing the scores with headers and shots at the 90th and 91st minutes respectively.
Shaban Muhammad who replaced Denis Okot at the beginning of second half missed a chance created by Nsibambi as his flick was pushed off to a corner by vigilant Andriamalala.
Alan Okello whom Mutebi intends to integrate slowly to play 90 minutes managed 83 minutes and looked capable, forced Andriamalala to save his shot.
Coach Mutebi is excited about his side facing their next opponent, St. George of Ethiopia. A side he considers more experienced in the continental stage and admires their way of play.
According to the KCCA tactician, although the next opponents are more experienced, it doesn’t mean his boys can’t beat them. He also desires KCCA adopts their style of play in its fullness.
Meanwhile CNaps coach believes his boys outplayed KCCA home and away but reconciled the fact that the boys in yellow are good on set pieces and considers their victory to be luck as he remained cynical on how far KCCA FC can go.