KCCA FC humble FUS Rabat 3-1

KCCA FC humble FUS Rabat 3-1
KCCA FC players celebrate after a win against FUS Rabat. Courtesy Photo.

KCCA FC have improved their chances of making it to the CAF Confederations Cup quarter finals with a 3-1 victory over FUS Rabat on Sunday.

The Azam Uganda League Champions were simply too good for the Moroccan side at their Philip Omondi Stadium with their new signing Saddam Ibrahim Juma scoring one of the goals.

The win takes them top of the group A before Nigeria’s Rivers United FC host Club Africian later today.

KCCA FC took the lead after 40 minutes when Geoffrey Sserunkuma converted a penalty. Julius Poloto had been brought down in the box by Yassir Jarici. After the interval the visitors applied a very physical approach that saw them pick three more bookings.

In the 54th minute it was Juma who got his name on the score sheet after inter chjanging passes with Sserunkuma. He gave FUS Rabat’s goalkeeper Majid Aymane no chance with a well taken low shot.

After 62 minutes defender Issac Muleme netted the third goal after some confusion in the FUS Rabat back-line. But the Moroccan side pulled an important goal back after 85 minutes when Bettache El Mehdi’s clevver cross was netted by Lamine Diakite.

“I am happy that my boys have managed to win by a good margin today. But I am also not happy that we conceded a late goal,” said KCCA FC’s coach Mike Hillary Mutebi after the game.

The FUS Rabat coach Hoalid Regragui whose side played without six suspended players said they failed to contain the hosts.

“We shall regroup for our last group game at home against Rivers United,” added the coach. KCCA FC will next travel to Tunisia to face Club Africian on July 7th.