KCCA of Uganda head coach, Mike Mutebi has stated that they have respect for their Tuesday evening CAF Confederation Cup opponents, Rivers United but that they are in Nigeria to secure at least a point to change the complexion of the group where all home teams have beaten their visitors in the first three matches of the group stage.
Mutebi pointed out that with what they watched of Pride of Rivers in Kampala, they are good sides but that he has come with a strategy aimed at neutralizing their tactics and also to cage their dangerous attacker, John Odumegwu who gave them a tough time when the first leg was played some weeks back.
“We have so much respect for Rivers United and we know they are a good side but on current in the Nigerian league they are not doing well and we believe we change alter the proceeding in the group stage where all home teams have taken their maximum points. We believe it is possible in Nigeria and we have looked at the team’s mistakes in Kampala with emphasis on using it against them,” Mutebi told Goal.
“We do not have injury worries but we have a player in Rivers United team that gave us a tough time in Kampala. He supplied the pass through which they got their only goal against us (John Odumegwu). I have not seen any striker that is as efficient as him in other teams that we have played and it is my mission to ensure that we cage him before his fans.”
KCCA have six points from three games while Rivers United on three points from same number of games.