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KCCA make history, qualify for Champions League group stages

Uganda's KCCA FC have qualified for the group stage of the lucrative CAF Total Champions League and are now assured to earn at least $550,000 (about Shs 2 billion).

The Uganda Premier League champions beat Ethiopia's St. George 1-0 at the StarTimes Stadium on Saturday to advance on a 1-0 goal aggregate and become the first Ugandan club to ever advance to the group stages of the Champions League.
 
Shaban Muhammad celebrates his goal
Shaban Muhammad nodded the lone goal after 46 minutes when beautifully met Musatafa Kizza's well taken cross. The game started with lots of tension and defensive awareness with the two teams creating few scoring chances.
 
But the hosts got off the blocks faster to take the lead catching the St. George defenders slow to react. Muhammad who was also top scorer at the 2017 COSAFA U-20 Championship in Zambia rose and headed the ball past fellow Ugandan Robert Odongkara.

The visitors tried to fight back but failed to break KCCA FC's defence. Behailu Assefa and Abubekar Sani Abdela had their shots saved by KCCA FC's goalkeeper Charles Lukwago.

"This is a sweet win because we have qualified for the group stage. Last year we made it to the group stage of the Confederation Cup and now we are a step better," KCCA FC's coach Mike Hillary Mutebi said after the game.

Goal scorer Muhammad said he is very proud of being the man who netted the only goal. "It is a nice day to be part of this club and I look forward to the group stage," added the striker.

St. George's goalkeeper Odongkara who is also Uganda Cranes second choice goalkeeper said it was not their day.
 
"This is football and sometimes you fail to win," he said.

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0 #1 steven 2018-03-18 09:31
Congs KCCA FC, u make Uganda proud.
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0 #2 The Ugandan... 2018-03-19 21:42
Hardwork in training paid off.

Congrats to the yellow boys, their coaches and officials at KCCA.
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0 #3 Jama 2018-03-24 13:25
Well done boys.we are indeed proud of you.

As to the club management, this should be the opportunity to enlarge the stadium in order to accommodate more fans.
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0 #4 Jama 2018-03-24 13:25
Well done boys we are indeed proud of you.

As to the club management, this should be the opportunity to enlarge the stadium in order to accommodate more fans.
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