KCCA go through narrow defeat to determined Rollers – 2018 CAF Champions League

Kampala Funds City Authority (KCCA) FC commenced there in the 2018 CAF Champions League, Group A marketing campaign with a 1- defeat to Township Rollers at the National Stadium in Gaborone 

The win can take the Botswana giants to the leading of Group A standings following match day just one, even though Uganda’s KCCA are placed fourth on the table.

The Blues dominated the match from the start with Lemponye Tshireletso wanting perilous for the home aspect.

he skilful forward defeat 4 KCCA defenders just before forcing goalkeeper Tom Ikara into a very good save twelve minutes into the game.

Tshireletso then almost benefited from some miscommunication at the again concerning KCCA defenders and Ikara just before the 50 %-hour mark.

The shot-stopper came out speeding to very clear the ball and it strikes Tshireletso, but KCCA defender Ibrahima Kizza made an important goal-line clearance.

Nonetheless, Tshireletso was not to be denied in the 36th minute when he pounced on to a bad pass by the defence and he fired the previous Ikara to make it 1- to Rollers.

The momentum was with Rollers with half-time split approaching and it must have been 2- to the hosts 7 minutes just before the split.

Tshireletso unleashed an impressive shot which was spilt by Ikara and by some means Joel Mogotosi skipped the focus on from the rebound.

KCCA then contained Rollers right until the match referee Ferdinand Udoh from Nigeria the half-time whistle and the score were 1- to Rollers at the interval.

The Rubbish Collectors commenced the next-50 % very well and they came really near to levelling issues three minutes into the game.

Muhammad Shaban strikes the crossbar with Rollers shot-stopper Keagile Kgosipula very well-overwhelmed and Rollers managed to very clear their traces.

Nonetheless, Tshireletso continued to torment the Rubbish Collectors’ defence with his rate and ability.

The Botswana international was unlucky not to seize his brace when he pulled the result in from selection in the seventieth minute and the ball strike the woodwork with Ikara overwhelmed.

Nikola Kavazivoc, the Rollers coach, then made the decision to make a tactical adjust – pulling out attack-minded Motsholetsi Sikele and he launched keeping midfielder Gape Mohutsiwa

Mohutsiwa was deployed just in front of the Rollers defence as they appeared to consist of KCCA in the closing phases of the game.

This authorized KCCA to attack and they were awarded a free-kick in a promising area in stoppage time.

Nonetheless, Derrick Nsibambi’s work from the resultant free-kick was finger-tipped in excess of the crossbar by Kgosipula, who ensured that the game ended in a 1- win favour of Rollers.

Rollers (1) 1 (Tshireletso 36′)


Rollers: Kgosipula, Mathumo, Motlhabankwe, Gaolaolwe, Ditshupo, Mogorosi (Ncenga 90’+2), Tshireletso (Matete 89′), Moyana, Sikele (Mohutsiwa 74′), Ntege, Boy.

KCCA: Ikara, Awanyi, Kizza, Kirabira, Okello, Nunda (Nsibambi 58′), Obenchan, Shaban (Kaddu 90′), Bukenya, Musamali,


KCCA to pay Ugx 100m for Shaban – 2016/17 Uganda Premier League

Muhammad Shaban of Uganda tries to flick the ball past Andre Ayew of Ghana during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Ghana and Uganda at the Port Gentil Stadium in Gabon on 17 January 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Oct 12, 2017. 18:30

Media reports in Uganda reveal that Kampala Capital City Authority will have to part ways with more than Ugx 100 million if they want to sign Muhammad Shaban.

The reigning league champions have already spent Ugx 50 million on the striker for signing-on fees, but are yet to reach an agreement with Onduparaka where he remains contracted.


Shaban was unveiled by the Lugogo-based side three weeks ago based on a ruling from the FUFA Players’ status committee that gave leeway for him to join a club of his choice subject to agreement with Onduparaka, which KCCA hasn’t done yet.

Kawowo reports that KCCA made an offer of Ugx 20 million which the Caterpillars rejected and it’s now understood they want not less than Ugx 50 million for their former captain.

“KCCA disrespected us and we are ready to follow the matter to its logical conclusion,” club CEO Anthony Affeti is quoted in the Daily Monitor.

“The player might have got his Shs50m sign-on fee but we can’t allow him to move at Shs20m (which KCCA reportedly offered).

“If we can’t get over Shs50m from our best player who even featured at AFCON, then when will we get that chance?.”

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KCCA coach eyeing Ugandan title defence – 2016/17 Uganda Premier League

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Thursday Sep 14, 2017. 09:30

As they prepare to defend their Ugandan Premier League crown, Kampala Capital City Authority coach Mike Mutebi says it will not be easy.

The KCCA manager was speaking to the media saying four clubs in SC Villa, Vipers SC, Uganda Revenue Authority and Express could challenge them for the title.

Although he says the four clubs can make their title defence aspirations difficult, he remains confident they will retain the title.


“Naming the four is your part,” said Mutebi to the Daily Mail website.

“All I know is that four other clubs will compete with us for the title. They have prepared well and also have good squads.

“But I have confidence in the squad at our disposal to retain the title. We have brought in at least 10 youngsters to push the existing players.

“We want to score goals and we have brought in the players for that.”

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Mike Mutebi on why Sserunkuma left KCCA for Zambian club

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday Aug 05, 2017. 20:00

Kampala Capital City Authority coach, Mike Mutebi has revealed why striker Geoffrey Sserunkuma left the club and joined Zambian side Buildcon.

Tom Masiko also left and joined Vipers SC, but the coach has since revealed why the duo jumped the ship.

Media reports in Uganda reveal that the coach said the two players rejected offers by KCCA to sign new contracts at Lugogo.

Speaking to Kawowo Sports, Mutebi said the club never intended to let the two players leave.


“Geoffrey (Sserunkuma) and Masiko rejected our offers,” said Mutebi.

“We offered each two year deals with a settlement fee of USD 2800 (Ugx. 10 million) and an improved salary which they rejected.

“When I told Masiko about the deal, he never got back to me and all I heard later was that he had signed with Vipers. For Sserunkuma, he hesitated to sign just because he didn’t want the club to get any fee in case a club wanted to him.”

On the rest of departures, Mutebi confirmed the club had no interest in keeping either at Lugogo for the season ahead.

These include Ivan Ntege who has since moved to Botswana, Sulaimon Akinyemi (Buildcon, Zambia), Vincent Kayizzi, Lawrence Kasadha and Robert Ssentongo.

“The rest weren’t in our plans so we released them at no condition. Ntege, Vincente (Kayizzi), Akinyemi, Ssentongo and Kasadha were all released,” adds the manager.

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KCCA miss out on quarterfinals after thrashing in Tunisia

Club Africain player Saber Khalifa (L) fights for the ball with FATH Union Sport player El Mehdi El Bassil (R) during the 2017 CAF Confederations Cup game between Club Africain and FATH Union Sport at Stade Olympique Rades in Tunis, Tunisia on 20 June 2017 © BackpagePix

Graeme Jackson

Saturday Jul 08, 2017. 00:04

Uganda’s KCCA have missed out on the quarterfinals of the CAF Confederation Cup after they were thrashed 4-0 by Club Africain in their final Group A match on Friday night.

The Tunisians won the group with a haul of 12 points and are joined in the last eight by fellow North Africans FUS Rabat of Morocco, who beat Rivers United 2-1 at home in a concurrent match to edge into second place ahead of KCCA.

Africain got off to a flying start and claimed the lead as early as the 11th minute through Saber Khalifa.

That set the tone for the remainder of the first half, as the Tunisians added goals in the 25th and 41st minutes through Mannoubi Haddad and Moataz Zemzemi to see themselves 3-0 up at the interval.

There was only one further goal in the match at the Olympic Stadium in Rades, with CA taking their foot off the pedal, at least until Haddad claimed his second with a strike in injury time at the end of the game to make it 4-0.

The Tunisians will face either MC Alger or compatriots CS Sfaxien in the last eight, with the final Group B standings to be decided on Saturday evening.

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Club Africain, KCCA battle for top spot

Denis Okot Oola of KCCA challenges Benard Evoke of Rivers United during the 2017 CAF Confederation football match between Rivers United and Kampala City at Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. @Kabiru Abubakar/BackpagePix

Graeme Jackson

Thursday Jul 06, 2017. 11:30

Club Africain and KCCA will battle for top spot in Group A of the CAF Confederation Cup when they meet at the Olympic Stadium in Rades on Friday night, kick-off at 21h00 CAT.

Both sides took major strides toward the quarterfinals with crucial victories last weekend: the Ugandan side defeated FUS Rabat 3-1 in Kampala, while Club Africain became the first team in the group to take any points on the road as they won 2-0 in Nigeria against Rivers United.

As a result the pair sit atop the pool with nine points each, holding a three point advantage over both United and FUS.

A draw in this match will see both CA and Kampala advance into the quarters, while even a defeat may not necessarily be terminal: for example, if Africain lost and Rivers won in the group’s other match, they would both finish on nine points, but the Tunisians hold a superior head-to-head record and would qualify regardless.

A cynical observer would imagine that the teams will have a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to play out a draw and both progress, but given that the group winners will have the advantage of playing the second leg of their quarterfinal at home, the chances of the teams simply going through the motions are slim.

KCCA would end in first place if the game ended in a draw, while CA must win by two clear goals to win the group. The two teams advancing will face MC Alger and CS Sfaxien, who have already secured progression from Group B.

The other Group A match between FUS Rabat and Rivers United will be played at the same time in Morocco. Zambian referee Wellington Kaoma will officiate the game in Rades.

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Rivers United edge out 10-man KCCA

Fredrick Obomate of Rivers United FC (Nigeria) and Allan Okello of KCCA FC (Uganda)

Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Jun 20, 2017. 19:40

Rivers United defeated Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) FC 2-1 in the CAF Confederation Cup Group A match at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

The wins takes the Nigerian outfit to the third spot on the Group A table, while Ugandan side drop down to the fourth spot.

Bernard Ovoke opened the scoring just a minute into the match when he hit the back of the net to make it 1-0 to Rivers following a well-taken corner-kick.

In the 15th minute, Rivers attacker Frederick Obomate also put his name on the scoresheet when he scored to make it 2-0 to the home side.

It was 2-1 to Rivers at the interval after Geoffrey Serunkuma hit the back of the net for KCCA on the stroke of half-time.

KCCA were forced to make a change six minutes after the restart after goalkeeper Douglas Kisembo went down injured.

The substitute keeper Benjamin Ochan was not seriously tested by the Rivers as KCCA pushed forward in numbers in search of the equalising goal.

However, KCCA defender Habib Kavuma was red-carded in the dying minutes and Rivers held on to their lead, and they won 2-1 at home.

Rivers (2) 2 (Ovoke 1′, Obomate 15′)

KCCA (1) 1 (Serunkuma 45′)

Rivers: Akande, Nweke, Douhadji, Ovoke (Odah 78′), Olalekan, Zoumana, Obomate (Igbinoba 61′), Sakin, Odumegwu (Keumian 73′), Atuloma, Saka.

KCCA: Kisembo (Ochan 51′), Okot, Awany, Kavuma; Poloto (Kayizzy 68), Muzamiru, Masiko, Muleme; Okello (Ntege 58′) Serunkuma, Nsibambi.

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2017 CAF CC: River United 2-1 KCCA – As It Happened – 2017 CAF Confederation Cup

Muzamil Mutyaba of KCCA FC (Uganda) challenges Ayo Saka of Rivers United FC (Nigeria)

Austin Ditlhobolo

Tuesday Jun 20, 2017. 19:08

Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup Group A match between Nigerian club Rivers United and Ugandan outfit Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) FC at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt.


Rivers XI: Rotimi, Nweke, Doumbia, Sanou, Austine, Asekunowo, Obomate, Sakin, Odumegwu, Atuloma, Saka

KCCA XI: Kisembo; Okot, Awany, Kavuma; Poloto, Muzamiru, Masiko, Muleme; Okello; Serunkuma, Nsibambi.


FULL-TIME! Rivers United 2-1 KCCA.

90′ – RED CAD: KCCA’s Kavuma is sent off.

85′ – Rivers keeper Akande makes a good late save to deny KCCA striker Nsibambi.

80′ – KCCA are pushing for a late equalizing goal as we enter the last 10 minutes of the match.

75′ – KCCA keeper Ochan come off his line to make a good save as Rivers search for another goal.

73′ – Rivers sub: Guy Keumian comes on for Odumegwu.

70′ – KCCA sub: Julius Poloto off, Vincent Kayizzy on.

65′ – Rivers attacker Ovoke makes a good run, but he is stopped by KCCA defender Okot.

61′ – Rivers sub. Esosa Igbinoba replaces Obomate.

60′ – Allan Okello is withdrawn for Ntege Ivan.

55′ – CHANCE! Odumegwu sets up Rivers midfielder Obomate, who fires wide of the target.

51′ – KCCA sub: Kisembo is replaced by Benjamin Ochan.

50′ – KCCA keeper Kisembo denies Rivers’ Atuloma from a free-kick.

46′ – The second-half is underway.

HALF-TIME: Rivers United 2-1 KCCA FC

45′ – GOAL! Geofrey Serunkuma pulls one back for KCCA following a mistake in the Rivers defence.

40′ – KCCA are now pushing for their first goal.

35′ – Rivers are searching for more goals as we approach the half-time break.

30′ – KCCA defender Kavuma makes two timely interceptions blocking the Rivers attacks.

25′ – Rivers, who were formerly known as Dolphins FC, are still leading 2-0 as we approach the half-hour mark.

20′ – KCCA keeper Kisembo comes off his line to make a save as Rivers continue to dominate.

15′ – GOAL! Frederick Obomate doubles Rivers’ lead with Ovoke grabbing an assist. Rivers 2-0 KCCA.

10′ – It is still 1-0 to Rivers with 10 minutes played.

05′ – Rivers goalkeeper Rotimi is called into action and he gathers a long throw into the box.

01′ – GOAL! Bernard Ovoke fires Rivers into the lead with a decent finish. Rivers 1-0 KCCA.

01′ – Kick-off

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KCCA join FUS at the top of Group A

KCCA FC (Uganda) players celebrate

Phumzile Ngcatshe

Saturday Jun 03, 2017. 17:15

Uganda’s Kampala Capital City Authority have moved level at the top of Group A in the CAF Confederation Cup after defeating Rivers United 2-1 at the Phillip Omondi Stadium on Saturday.

KCCA have joined FUS Rabat (who defeated Club Africain 2-1 last night) on six points. The Moroccans are ranked ahead of the Ugandans on head-to-head results after defeating them 3-0 at the start of the group phase. All six matches in Group A have produced home victories.

KCCA claimed an early lead in this clash through Derrick Nisbambi, who also scored in the 2-1 win over Club Africain on May 23. The attacker found the back of the net in the 15th minute to break the deadlock.

Yet the Nigerians found a way back into the game, with Bolaji Sakin leveling the score at 1-1 in the 33rd minute.

The match remained level for the better part of 40 minutes before KCCA struck again in the 71st minute. Nisbambi was once again the hero for the East Africans, netting his third goal in the group stage.

KCCA and Rivers will meet in the return game in the next Matchday, with their clash at Yakubu Gowan Stadium in Port Harcourt set for June 20.

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East v West clash for KCCA, Rivers United – 2017 CAF Confederation Cup

KCCA FC players celebrate after scoring

Graeme Jackson

Saturday Jun 03, 2017. 13:00

KCCA and Rivers United will meet for an East v West clash in the CAF Confederation Cup this weekend.

The teams are slated to meet at the Phillip Omondi Stadium in Kampala on Saturday afternoon for their Group A, Matchday 3 clash. Kick-off is at 15h00 CAT.

Group A is intriguingly poised heading into the third round of games, with all four teams level on three points apiece. By the time KCCA and Rivers get underway on Saturday that will no longer be the case, with FUS Rabat playing host to Club Africain in Morocco on Friday night.

The Ugandan hosts will come into the match full of confidence after defeating Club Africain 2-1 in the previous Matchday, with Derrick Nsibambi and Tom Masiko scoring the goals in a come-from-behind win.

Likewise, the Nigerian visitors will look back on a 1-0 home win over FUS (with Emeka Atuloma scoring the only goal) and take momentum into this clash with KCCA.

Given that all for matches in this group have produced home wins, the Kampala side start as favourites, but United were arguably hard done by in their previous match on the road, a 3-1 loss to CA in Rades which was perhaps not a true reflection of their performance. And the Nigerians will see this trip to East Africa as their best shot of getting some away points in the bag.

This will be the first match in a double-header between KCCA and Rivers, with the return game in Port Harcourt scheduled for June 20.

Somali referee Hassan Mohamed Hagi will take charge of the match in Kampala on Saturday.

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Punished for silly mistakes says KCCA coach Mike Mutebi – 2017 CAF Confederation Cup

Staff Reporter

Monday May 15, 2017. 15:30

KCCA FC had coach Mike Hillary Mutebi has blamed his teams’ 3-0 loss to FUS Rabat on silly mistakes his players committed in the middle of the pack.

The Ugandan League champions were humbled on Sunday in the first group game of the CAF Total Confederations Cup.

“FUS Rabat were tactically very good and responded to whatever we did on the day,” Mutebi told

Mutebi said they conceded three goals because of being careless in the middle of the pack. He called upon his players to be more efficient and keep the focus.

“That is what we lacked but I believe there is room for improvement and I expect a better performance in the next game,” he added.

He said they have the potential to improve when they host Club Africain on May 24th at the Philip Omondi Stadium.

The team will also welcome back first choice goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan, skipper Denis Okot who missed the game because of suspension and attacking midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba who was injured.

The loss places KCCA FC bottom of the table, while Club Africain who beat Nigeria’s Rivers United 3-1 on Sunday are second.

After hosting Club African on May 24th, the Ugandan side will also host Rivers United on June 3rd.

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FUS Rabat humble KCCA FC 3-0


Sunday May 14, 2017. 14:40

Uganda’s KCCA FC had a rude welcome in Rabat falling 3-0 to FUS Rabat in a group game of the CAF Total Confederations Cup on Sunday morning.

The home side dominated the match from the start to the end in-front of the few fans in the Stadium. After only seven minutes Brahim El Bahri gave FUS Rabat the lead when he slotted from close range after an earlier header had hit the post.

There was little KCCA FC goalkeeper Douglas Kisembo could do with the fine finish. The Ugandan League champions tried to play tight at the back, but FUS Rabat had lost of possession with good movement on the field.

KCCA FC’ serious attack came from a free kick after 28 minutes but it was cleared out of danger. With three minutes to half time Gambian international Yusupha Njie made it 2-0 when the KCCA FC defenders failed to clear the ball out of danger.

In the second half KCCA FC coach Mike Hillary Mutebi brought the fresh legs of Ivan Ntege for Brian Majwega. Later KCCA FC defender Isaac Muleme’s delivered a good cross for Geoffrey Sserukuma who was judged off-side after 62 minutes

Then two minutes later FUS Rabat’s goalkeeper Aymane Majid blocked Mulem’s well taken free kick. But it was the home side that kept pressing and were rewarded with another goal after 77 minutes when Njie delivered a cross that beat the defenders and Karim Benairif finished to make it 3-0.

KCCA FC made more changes, but the home side continued to look for more goals. The Ugandan side will now hope to bounce back when they host Tunisia’s Club Africain on May 24th at the Philip Omondi Stadium.

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