Friday, September 27
*KCCA FC 1-1 Petro Atletico De Luanda
(Petro through on away goals rule)
KCCA FC’s dream of reaching this season’s lucrative CAF Champions League group stages came to an end with a one all draw against Angola’s Petro Atletico De Luanda.
It was a win or burst for the ‘Garbage Collectors’ after the first leg ended goalless – KCCA FC crash out on away goals rule, to drop to the CAF Confederation Cup qualifiers.
Mustafa Kizza scored from Simon Sserunkuma’s cross in the 56th minute to cancel out Ricard Job Estevao’s penalty.
KCCA FC, who staged a strong surge in the second half, huffed and puffed but in vain. The side also had a late penalty appeal waived by Mauritius referee.
After the final whistle, a couple of KCCA players laid down on the astro turf, contemplating how close they had come to the money brackets.
They had thrown themselves into the abyss to concede first in the first half, and despite a late fight back, the visitors held on as the group stages slipped out of KCCA’s hands.
Many will however pin Mike Mutebi for starting Jackson Nunda and Herbert Achai ahead of Sadat Anaku and Simon Sserunkuma as their introduction at restart introduction clearly gave KCCA an edge going forward.
KCCA was far better in the second half, playing with verve, zest and a relentless controlled energy but couldn’t get the second goal.
Estevao could have given Petro an early lead but failed to benefit from Lukwago’s poor clearance to drive his effort over the bar.
Lukwago who denied Hermenegildo Sengui, brought down Isaac Mensah in the forbidden area for Estevao to score from the spot.
Mike Mutyaba volleyed Philbert Obenchan’s cross over the bar before Mustafa bundled home the leveller in the 56th minute.
KCCA FC XI
Charles Lukwago, Filbert Obenchan, Mustafa Kizza, Kato Samuel, Peter Magambo, Gift Ali, Herbert Achai, Muzamir Mutyaba, Mike Mutyaba, Shaban Nunda, Allan Okello
Subs – Jamil Maliyamungu, Musa Ramathan, Nicholas Kasozi, Sadat Anaku, Eric Ssenjobe, Steven Sserwadda, Simon Sserunkuma
Petro Atletico De Luanda
Elber Delgado, Hermengildo Sengui, Joao Capema, Inusa Musah, Silas Daniel, Ricardo Job Estevao, Augusto De Jesus, Isaac Mensah, Alberto Adad, Jorge Mendes