The two teams will clash at the Philip Omondi Stadium as they start the campaign in Africa’s most lucrative club football tournament.
The visiting team will be led by three foreign players Ibukun Akinfenwa (Nigeria), Ungenda Beaudrick (DR Congo) and Diogo Rosado from Portugal.
However, the Uganda league champions have declared to make good use of their home advantage. Leading marksman, Geoffrey Sserunkuma, who has netted 10 goals thus far, and a member of the Ugandan squad at the just ended Total Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon, says he is looking forward to scoring yet again and power the ‘Kasasiro Boys’ to victory.
Sserunkuma said he wants to transfer his good form on the local scene to the international stage.
“KCCA FC is a big team that needs to get to the group stage of the total CAF Champions League. And we must start now by winning games in the early stages,” added the veteran striker who has played for teams in South Africa during his professional career.
Assistant team coach Morley Byekwaso also said they will have to be very cautious because they are aware about the blend of football teams from Angola play.
“They are a highly passing and tactical team. So we need to take our chances and also defend well,” added Byekwaso.
KCCA beat Bido FC 2-0 in midweek as the second halve of the Ugandan top flight got underway, a result that left-back Joseph Ochaya counts vital to their quest for the maximum points against their Angolan guests.
The return leg will take place on Sunday, 19 November 2017 in Luanda with the winner facing holders Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa at the 1/16th round.