By Norman Isaac Mwambazi
Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) walked into the second leg match with a 2 – 0 deficit against Rwanda’s side AS Kigali.
This meant that the Kasasiro Boys had to work twice as hard if they wanted to proceed to the next round of this continental tournament, and they looked motivated to do so because they got the opener in the first minute of the game through Brian Ahebwa.
The on-form striker scored his and KCCA’s second in the 36th minute to bring the aggregate score in the tie to level terms.
The first 45 minutes ended on level scores, with both teams needing a goal to win this tie at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende on Wednesday.
Unfortunately for KCCA, AS Kigali’s left-winger Muhadjiri Hakizimana scored from the spot to make KCCA’s work harder since they had to look for two more goals for them to proceed to the next stage.
Ahebwa completed his hat-trick in the 75th minute to lift KCCA’s hopes, but the score would stay like this until the final whistle, ending the club’s run on the continent.
It should be noted that the first leg of this match that was supposed to be in Kigali, Rwanda last month was cancelled by the Confederation of African Footfall (CAF) because a number of KCCA’s players tested positive for COVID-19. This decision gave AS Kigali an automatic win and two goals.