KAMPALA: Ugandan soccer giants KCCA FC are aiming to qualify for the CAF Champions League group stages for their second time in history when they host Angolan side Petro de Luanda on Friday 27th September at the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo.
The two sides played out a goalless draw in the first leg in Luanda, Angola a fortnight ago.
KCCA will need a only win to qualify while a draw involving goals will see them knocked out on away goals rule. A goalless draw in normal time will take the game to spot kicks.
Simon Serunkuma will be in line to feature for the club while Erisa Sekisambu, Revita John and John Egbuonu Odumegwu or Keziron Kizito will have to wait until the team makes the group stages for them to feature.
Mike Mutebi will rely on Allan Okello, Mike Mutyaba and Kizza Mustafa for the goals plus the experience of Muzamiru Mutyaba to overcome a tricky match against a hard opposition.
Ahmed Imtehaz Heeralall from Mauritius will be the center referee and will be assisted by his compatriots Pithia Jean Marc and Ram Babajee as the first and second assistant referees.
He was the man in charge when KCCA defeated Club Africain 2-1 at Lugogo back in May 2017.
Ganesh Chutooree will be the fourth official while Burundian Aimable Habimana will the Match Commissioner.
The Kasasiro Boys have good memories of their last match against Angolan opponents, after they knocked out CD Primeiro de Agosto in 2017 in the Caf Confederations Cup.
The winner will advance to the group stage, while the loser will enter the Confederation Cup play-off round.
A win for KCCA FC will see them qualify to the CAF champions league group stages for the second time since 2015.
Caf Champions League
Friday 27th September 2019
KCCA vs Petro de Luanda (first leg: 0-0)
StarTimes stadium, Lugogo (4pm)