CAF Confederation 2017
Club Africain 4-0 KCCA FC
Uganda’s continental representatives (KCCA FC) in the CAF Confederation Cup had their expedition come to a painful end.
Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club were outwitted by Tunisia’s Club Africain losing 4-0 in the final group game played at Stade Olympique Du Rades on Friday.
KCCA FC went into the game needing just a draw but Club Africain had other ideas white washing them without a fight.
Like it has been the case for KCCA FC on away grounds, conceding early goals, the trend continued with Africain taking the lead ten minutes after kickoff.
Saber Khalifah put the Tunisians in the lead and fourteen minutes later, lead was stretched to 2-0 with a strike from Manoubi Haddad.
This seemed to have disturbed KCCA FC and team manager Mike Mutebi was forced to make an early change with midfielder Jackson Nunda paving way for striker Derrick Nsibambi.
His impact was not felt with the hosts continuing with their dominance and with 4 minutes to the break, Club Africain scored the third goal through Zemzemi goal.
Despite improving a lot in the second stanza, KCCA FC failed to find the cutting edge in the final third.
Mike Mutebi called for two more changes after recess with Denis Rukundo replacing Timothy Awany while Muzamiru Mutyaba came off for Paul Mucureezi.
With the game destined to end, Club Africain put the last nail in KCCA FC coffin with Haddad grabbing his second and Club Africain’s fourth on the day.
Whereas KCCA FC lost terribly, there were still hopes of qualifying with Rivers United and Club Africain game locked at 1-1 for the biggest part a result that would have favoured KCCA FC.
However, a late penalty for FUS Rabat in the 86th minute extinguished KCCA FC chances of advancing.
KCCA FC bowed out on 9 points in third position same as FUS Rabat but the Moroccan side had a better head to head.
Club Africain led group A on 12 points while Nigeria’s River United finished bottom on 6 points.