Nsimbe Vs Adraa in CECAFA Kagame Cup Quarters

Two Ugandan coaches will be leading their sides in the last quarter final of the 2014 CECAFA-Kagame Club Championship at the Nyamirambo Stadium in Kigali, Rwanda this evening.

KCCA FC’s George Nsimbe (R) will be facing his senior Leo Adraa who is in-charge of debutants Atlabara FC from South Sudan

Although Nsimbe has warned that they will not take the South Sudan team lightly, Adraa told URN that knows how to approach the Ugandan League Champions.

Nsimbe’s team topped Group B with three wins and one loss, while Atlabara FC lost one game and drew three including one against title favorites Azam FC from Tanzania to get to the quarter final stage.

Striker Brian Umony who leads the scoring charts for KCCA FC is expected to lead the team together with midfielder Owen Kasule and William Wadiri who scored in the 2-1 loss to Djibouti’s Telecom FC in the Group stage.

Although goalkeeper Yasin Mugabi is doubtful to start after getting a chest knock in the 1-0 win over APR FC on Sunday, the Defence marshaled by new recruit Richard Kasagga looks stable enough to contain the aggressive South Sudan team.

But with skipper Batista Thomas, Martin Bony and Dak Kujbor, Adraa’s Atlabara FC could cause KCCA FC problems especially in their superiority in aerial balls. Besides being a long time serving coach of Scoul FC, Adraa also guided Uganda Kobs to the 1999 All Africa Games in South Africa and was Uganda Cranes assistant coach.

The first quarter final at the Nyamirambo Stadium will see Azam FC face Sudan giants El Merriekh who have fielded former KCCA FC goalkeeper Jamal Omar Magoola in all their games in the tournament.

Already, home sides APR FC and Police FC qualified for the semi-finals after struggling to win in penalty shoot-outs yesterday. Police edged Burundi’s Atletico FC 9-8 after the two teams settled for a goalless draw, while APR FC silenced Rayon Sport 4-3 after the game ended 2-2 after 90 minutes.

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