Uganda’s 2016/2017 Azam Premier league champions, KCCA FC Tuesday played their last group stage in the CAF club championship against record eight African giants Al Ahly FC, losing 4-3 to the hosts.
The ‘Kasasiro boys’ went in the game to only play for pride since they had already been knocked out of the tournament, but put up a spectacular play that shocked the hosts, thanks to Jackson Nunda, Peter Magambo and Allan Okello who put their name on the scoring sheet.
Al Ahly’s Walid Azarou gave his side a lead in the 23rd minutes before KCCA’S strong man Jackson Nunda equalised in the 29th minute.
Souleymane Coulibaly scored Al Ahly’s second goal five minutes later, but young lad Peter Magambo, who was making his continental debut used Mustafah Kizza’s assist to level the game in the 35 minute, ending the first half at a two-all draw.
Second half resumed with the hosts piling more pressure on KCCA FC and this saw Patrice Carteron and Morwen Mohsen score their third and fourth goals in the 63rd and 70th minute respectively.
Young star Allan Okello thereafter gave his side a consolation goal in the 82 minute ending the game 4-3.
Al Ahly who suffered a 2-0 defeat in Kampala in the first leg topped Group A with 13 points, followed by Tunisian giants and 2 time African Champions Esperance FC with 11 points.
KCCA FC and Batswana champs Township Rollers ended in third and fourth positions with 6 and 4 points respectively.
This was the first time in Uganda’s football history for a local club to play at the CAF group stages.
But, can this be done again? Well, this is the question the Kitende based and Lawrence Mulindwa’s side, Vipers FC will answer as they represent Uganda in the next edition of the Confederation of African Football club championship.