Caf Champions League, March 10-12
Mamelodi Sundowns vs KCCA
Cranes and St George striker Brian Umony admits KCCA’s journey in the Total Caf Champions League has just got tougher after the Ugandans booked a date with South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns in the next stage.
Sundowns host KCCA, who advanced courtesy of an away goals’ rule following a 2-2 aggregate against Angola’s Primeiro de Agosto, on the weekend of March 10-12.
Umony was the main executioner when the then KCC in 2009 ejected Denis Onyango’s SuperSport United.
The striker is currently recovering from a leg break suffered early last year in Ethiopia, while Onyango has since changed address to Sundowns.
Umony believes KCCA have the ammunition to go further in the Champions League but is also not living in denial regarding the quality of Sundowns.
“To be honest Sundowns are a much stronger side that have heavily invested in their squad,” Umony told Daily Monitor newspaper.
And they are not league (PSL), Champions League and Super Cup champions by accident. It’s going to be a tough encounter for KCCA. My advice is for KCCA to work as a unit, minimize mistakes and make sure they don’t concede at home.
“Then there will be a massive opportunity for them to progress. They should not be afraid because of previous achievements of their opponents.
Onyango and the African champions, Sundowns, are just fresh from beating TP Mazembe to lift the Caf Super Cup.
KCCA for now, shift attention to Saturday, when they host Onduparaka in the Azam Uganda Premier League.