Al Masry reach Kampala for Confederations Cup match

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Kampala, April 6 (IANS) Egypt’s Al Masry SC have arrived here ahead of their first leg Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Confederations Cup tie against Uganda’s KCCA FC to be played on Saturday.

The team, which is third in the Egyptian Premier league, is coached by Hossam Hassan, Egypt’s legend who won the CAF Champions League twice and the Africa Cup of Nations three times, reports Xinhua news agency.

“We want to get a good result in Kampala which will give us a better advantage when we play the return leg at home,” Hassan said after the team arrived here on Wednesday.

He said they are ready to play a very tactical game and get the results.

Star players Ahmed Shoukry and Ahmed Gomaa, who scored in the team’s recent 2-0 win over ENPPI SC in Egypt, also travelled with the contingent.

“We know their blend of football which is a high passing approach, but we know where to get them,” KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi said

KCCA FC will however miss the services of their dependable defender Joseph Ochaya, who joined Zambian side Lusaka Dynamos two weeks ago.

The Ugandan team was ejected by South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns on a 3-2 goal aggregate in the CAF Champions League before they moved to the lower Confederations Cup.

All the teams that are eliminated in the second round of the more lucrative CAF Champions League automatically qualify for the third round of the CAF Confederations Cup.

–IANS

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