Stars knocked out of African Champions League

24 Aug 2019 15:30pm
WINDHOEK, 24 AUG (NAMPA) – African Stars Football Club (FC) was knocked out of the 2019 African Champions League tournament following a 2-0 loss to Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) in Uganda on Friday afternoon in the preliminary rounds.
Stars who had won the first leg 3-2 in Windhoek had contained the Ugandans for 81 minutes before Mustafa Kizza scored direct from a free kick.
Allan Okello scored the second goal in the 89th minute to give the host a 2-0 win over Stars and a passage to the next round.
The win by KCCA sealed a 4-3 aggregate victory for the Kampala outfit and will now wait to see who they play between Matlama of Comoros and Angola’s Petro de Luanda.
The Angolan side is leading with a 2-0 advantage from the first leg encounter.
According to reports from Uganda, Stars could have taken the lead in the third minute but Chrispen Mbewe saw its effort cleared off the line by KCCA defender.
Both teams are said to have created several chances but it was KCCA who dominated the whole match, while Stars relied on counter attacks.
African Stars FC coach Muhammad Gargo said it is unfortunate his team is out of the Champions League.
“We played well in the first half, but made some mistakes later that have cost us,” he said.
KCCA FC head coach Mike Mutebi said he was happy with the win.
“I am happy that we have utilized our home advantage and won the game. After failing to score in the first 45 minutes we changed our strategy in the second half and it worked,” Mutebi boasted.
Stars are expected back in Namibia on Monday.