KCCA FC launches their 2015 campaign against the Cameroonians on the weekend of February 13 and Mubiru said that the fixture is manageable for the team.
?I have not been following Cameroonian football and this is my first time to hear about the club (Cosmos de Bafia). But we are not scared. We were prepared for any team as soon as we qualified for the Champions League,? Mubiru explained when contacted.
Mubiru?s confidence is enhanced by the fact that KCCA FC will use the Mapinduzi Cup as build up for the Champions League.
KCCA leaves for the competition in the Coastal City of Zanzibar on December 28. The competition starts on New Year?s Day.
?I know we lost a very good player (Brian Majwega to Azam) who was in our plans but we are already in the process to replace him to keep our squad strong,? Mubiru added.
The Mapinduzi Cup champions will indeed face giants of the region KMKM (Zanzibar), Gor Mahia (Kenya), Azam FC which are also preparing for the same competition.
KCCA FC will start their campaign in the preliminary round together with former winners Asante Kotoko of Ghana, Nigeria?s Enyimba and Raja Casablanca. The tournament gets underway with preliminary round fixtures on the weekend of 13-15 February with second leg games scheduled for a fortnight later.
In the previous edition of the Champions League, KCCA fell to Zambia?s Nkana FC in the second round. They had edged El Merriekh of Sudan 3-2 in the previous round. URA, Uganda?s representative in the CAF Confederations Cup, facesASSM Elgeco Plus football club of Madagascar in the preliminary round.
2015 African Champions League
KCCA (Uganda) v Cosmos de Bafia (Cameroon)
2015 Confederation Cup
URA (Uganda) v ASSM Elgeco Plus (Madagascar)
By Swalley Kenyi, The New Vision