CAF Confederations Cup
SCVU v Don Bosco (Sunday,4pm)
CAF Champions League
KCCA FC v El Merriekh (Saturday, 4pm)
Uganda’s League champions KCCA FC returned to home yesterday afternoon after stopping El Merreikh 2-0 in the first leg encounter of the CAF Champions League preliminary round in Khartoum last weekend.
Strikers Tony Odur and the league’s top scorer last season, Herman Wasswa, netted the goals in Khartoum to the shock of the home fans, who had expected a convincing win.
Nsimbe explained that he was happy with the attitude of his players in the first leg and added that they should remain focused in the second round.
“We need to be very careful because El Merreikh is a good team that can also win away from home,” explained the coach. In 2009 the Sudanese giants beat KCCA FC 1-0 before drawing 1-1 in the return leg in Khartoum in the same tournament.
The Ugandan champions, who missed the services of playmaker Steven Bengo due to injury, will hope that the player is fit for theSaturday return leg.
If KCCA FC eject El Merreikh they will face the winner between Zambia’s Nkana Red Devils and Mbabane Swallows. The Swaziland giants humbled Nkana 2-0 in the first leg played in Mbabane last weekend.
Savio, Iguma pardoned
Sports Club Victoria University’s suspended duo Denis Iguma and Savio Kabugo have been pardoned by management after a series of meetings.
The duo and Mike Serumaga were suspended for disciplinary reasons, and Morley Byekwaso’s side remained a weakened side in the absence of the trio which handed CS Don Bosco a 3-0 first leg win.
Byekwaso later said they were punished for the mistakes, but promised to improve the team for the return leg at home in Kampala especially with the return of his first-choice centre pairing.