FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo has lauded Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) football club for being the first Ugandan Club to reach the Group Stages of the CAF Champions League.
“I am super excited. This has enhanced our case of asking for the 3rd slot for clubs to represent Uganda on the Continent,” he said.
The UPL League Champion, the Uganda Cup Holders and the runners up in the league could get the opportunity to represent the country.
He said the fans, players, coaches and management are getting continental experience which will rub off in the UPL.
The money that comes into KCCA FC is football money which will trickle down to Ugandan football beyond KCCA FC.
He said its a demonstration that there is no shortcut to professionalization in order to achieve sports success.
“It was all jubilation as KCCA qualified for the CAF Champions League group stages. Good things are coming to Ugandan football.”
Magogo congratulated the Executive Director and entire KCCA who are the owners of the Club, the Chairman and entire management team at the Club, the Head Coach and the entire technical team, the Captain and the gallant Players, the Club Sponsors, Ugandan football fans who supported irrespective of their local club rivalry, the Media and everyone who made a contribution.
KCCA overcame St George FC from Ethiopia 1-0 in the return leg of the CAF Champions League at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala on Saturday.
Striker Muhammed Shaban headed home the lone strike of the game after 46 minutes from a Mustpaha Kizza cross following a quick short corner by midfielder Muzamiru Mutyaba.
Uganda Cranes goalkeeper Robert Odongkara was in goal for St George Football Club.
The Group stage draw is on 21st March 2018 in Cairo city, Egypt.