African rookies Kampala desperate to topple giants Ahly


Fans of Tunisian football club Esperance Sportive de Tunis cheer as their side holds Egypt’s Al-Ahly FC to a 0-0 draw in their CAF Champions League group A match. By STRINGER (AFP/File)

Rookies Kampala Capital City Authority of Uganda and record eight-time winners Al Ahly of Egypt will be equally desperate for CAF Champions League matchday 2 points when they clash Tuesday.

Both clubs began their Group A campaigns disappointingly with Ahly held 0-0 at home by Esperance of Tunisia and Kampala losing 1-0 away to Township Rollers of Botswana.

“This is a very important match for us and it will not be easy, but we hope to win,” Ahly coach Hossam el Badry told reporters when the African giants arrived in the Ugandan capital.

There are six fixtures this Tuesday, one on Wednesday and one next Tuesday and…

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