Substitute Anthony Laffor netted a late goal to ensure Sundowns qualified for the last 16 and remain on course for a successful defence of the crown they won last year.
Sserunkuma netted his fourth goal this term with a good finish from a Brian Majwega cross. Sundowns goalkeeper Wayne Sandilands had a touch on the ball, but the powerful shot rested at the back of the net.
The home side continued to contain the game, but failed to get more goals. In the second half, the home side made two changes only for the visitors to get back strongly into the game and increased their attacks at goal.
Laffor made sure Sundowns qualified for the group stage with a hard shot that settled at the roof of the net past KCCA goalkeeper, Benjamin Ochan.
“This has been a very tough game against a tough team. But I am happy we got the important goal that takes us to the group stage,” said Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane said after the game.
He said he was happy that his players contained the game well and did what was needed of them to score the important goal.
KCCA coach Mike Mutebi said he was disappointed that his players relaxed and failed in the second half. Mutebi’s team will now play in the play-off of the Total CAF Confederation Cup.
“I am happy that I came on and scored the goal that takes us to the group stage,” said goal scorer Laffor.