Uganda’s KCCA FC eliminates Namibia’s African Stars (2-0) in Champions League.

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MUSTAFA Kizza and Allan Okello scored two late goals for KCCA as they beat African Stars 2-0 in the return leg of the CAF Champions League first round encounter at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala on Friday.Two brilliant goals by teenagers Mustafa Kizza and Allan Okello help KCCA FC sink Namibian side African Stars in the CAF Champions League preliminary round. Mustafa Kizza scored the opener in KCCA’s 2-0 win over African Stars in Kampala on Friday.

Fans cheer on during the match between KCC FC and Namibia’s Afican Stars

Uganda Premier League Champions KCCA FC qualified for the first round of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Champions League here on Friday, beating visiting Namibian side African Stars FC 2-0 in their second leg match.

KCCA was nearly punished in the 36th minute when Magambo lost possession in the African Stars’ half.

A quick counter led by Mbewe was finished over by forward Ambrose Amseb as the opening half remained goalless.

As the second half returned, Herbert Achai had a weak shot towards goal well collected by the shot stopper.

The day’s referee turned down a penalty appeal after a push on Muzamiru Mutyaba inside the goal area with 20 minutes to play.

African Stars’ goalkeeper Uzuva Vipua Tjimune was cautioned for time-wasting on 75 minutes.

After 80 minutes of play with no goals scored thus far, 19-year-old Kizza broke the deadlock with nine minutes left with a well-delivered freekick, to give the hosts the lifeline they so desperately needed to stay in it.

The win sees KCCA FC qualify on a 4-3 goal aggregate since they lost the first leg 3-2 in Namibia.

Defender Mustafa Kizza and youngster Allan Okello scored two second half goals for KCCA FC.

The home side attacked from the start of the game, and the visitors played a highly defensive game.

Kizza curled home the opener 9 minutes to the climax of the end to end affair before Okello put the game to bed with a trademark stunning strike on the stroke of full time.

African Stars FC coach Muhammad Fargo said it is unfortunate his team is out of the CAF Champions League.

“We played well in the first half, but made some mistakes later

In the next round, KCCA will face the winner between Petro de Luanda of Angola and Matlama of Lesotho. Petro de Luanda will carry a 2-0 advantage into Sunday’s second leg. that have cost us,” he added.

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