St George players training at KCCA stadium
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KCCA are aiming to become the first Ugandan club to play in the CAF Champions League group stages when they host Ethiopian giants St. George in the second leg of the qualification round at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo tomorrow.

KCCA players pose for a team photo.

The Kasasiro boys came close last season but were knocked out of the tournament at the same stage by South African side Mamelodi Sundowns.

St. George arrived in the country on Thursday morning and held a training session later in the evening at KCCA’s home ground.

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The first leg in Addis Ababa ended in a goalless draw and KCCA just need a win to secure a spot in the group stages while St. George need any draw involving goals. A goalless draw in 90 minutes will see the sides play extra time.

Saint George also seek for a successive group stage appearance at the expense of KCCA, and will be relying on the likes of Ugandan goalkeeper Robert Odongkara.

The knocked out team at this stage will have to enter the CAF Confederations Cup play-off round.

Kenyan referee Andrew Juma Otieno will officiate the match with Gilbert Cheruiyot and Stephen Yiembe as the first and second assistant referees respectively. Peter Waweru will be the fourth official.

The draw for the group stage will be held on 21 March 2018. They will be four groups with the winners and runners-up of each group advancing to the quarter-finals of the knockout stage.

 

CAF Champions League qualifier:

Saturday, 17th March 2018

KCCA Vs St George

StarTimes Stadium (Lugogo, 4pm)