KCCA FC Manager Mike Mutebi praised the character shown by his charges against CNaPS Sport in the 1-0 win at Lugogo.
The visitors put up a stellar show against the Ugandan champions and it did not go unnoticed by Mutebi.
“We played a team that used the ball well before going on a defensive. They have been together for six years but we are still a younger project and you could see that,” Mutebi told the media in the post match presser.
“You could see how they associated and knew each other well. But we are getting there since most of these boys have been together for three years, others two years apart from Habib (Kavuma).”
KCCA’s win set them a date with Ethiopia’s St. George at the pre-group round which Mutebi described as an experienced side.
“They (St. Geoerge) are more experienced than us. They love to play and will make our players think.
“We have to show them that we now belong to the big stage with the big boys. Everyone that now comes to play KCCA does his research and will know we are not walkovers.”
The winner over two legs will reach the lucrative group stages of the CAF Champions League yet the loser stands a chance of joining the CAF Confederations Cup.
Last year, KCCA played in the Confederation Cup group stage while St. George qualified for the Champions League groups.