Head Coach of Nigeria’s sole representatives in the CAF Confederations Cup, Rivers United, Stanley Eguma, has said that his team needs to go the extra mile when they face KCCA of Uganda this weekend in Kampala to get something out of the clash.
The Nigerian side is currently placed third in the group, but Eguma is adamant his side can make the qualifying spot, and to achieve that, they must keep the Ugandan champions at bay on Saturday as the tie could decide their fate.
While he believes FUS Rabat and Club Africain- the other Group A teams- are ‘technically better’ than KCCA, Eguma admits the Ugandan representatives are a decent side.
“The only team we have not faced so far is KCCA who are a good side following the intel I have on them.
“I think FUS and Club Africain are technically better (than KCCA) but I still think we can finish in the top two by the time we play all our group matches.
“It is important not to lose on Saturday to KCCA but as always, our objective is to win that game,” said Eguma.
The four teams in Group A are each on three points heading into match day three, but FUS Rabat lead the pack on goal difference. Ugandan representatives KCCA are placed last.
“We need to do extra to ensure we come back with a result from Kampala. We have set our minds on it and we hope for the best,” Eguma added.
Rivers United have arrived in Kampala and are expected to settle in on time ahead of the cracker this Saturday. The top two teams in the group will progress to the quarterfinals.