KCCA teen Anaku not under pressure

Friday September 13 2019

Anaku is not bothered by responsibility on his

Anaku is not bothered by responsibility on his shoulders to help fire KCCA into the next round of the Caf Champions League. PHOTO BY EDDIE CHICCO 

By ANDREW MWANGUHYA

Kampala- KCCA arrived in Angola yesterday hoping to get a better result that their last visit, where they lost to Primero de Agosto two years ago.

Now, the Ugandan giants face their Angolan counterparts, Petro de Luanda, tomorrow looking to put their best foot forward ahead of the return leg of this pre-group stage Caf Champions League clash.

Teenager Sadat Anaku, a huge prospect from the club academy that manager Mike Mutebi now plays as his lead striker at 18, is one of several exciting talents in that KCCA squad that include Allan Okello, Peter Magambo and Steven Sserwadda among others. At Estádio 11 de Novembro in Luanda, he will be looking to helping his team get a good result and the youngster is so positive he says not fan pressure, the stage or the departure of Patrick Kaddu to RS Berkane in Morocco weighs on him.

“No,” Anaku told Daily Monitor before the team departed Kampala, “While I love scoring goals, I also know a goal is not scored by one person.”

The form-six vacationist from Kibuli Secondary School added: “I can help Mike Mutyaba, Muzamiru (Mutyaba) and Allan Okello to score and they can also help me.

“So I don’t see any pressure. We are a team and we are going to Angola to play as a team. So I don’t feel any pressure on me, I just have to enjoy myself.”

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More from this wonder kid, who left a pile load of scoring statistics in the Fufa Junior League, will run in a special feature on him in tomorrow’s edition of SCORE.

Back in Luanda, KCCA – who lost 2-1 to Primeiro de Agosto on their last visit there before triumphing in Kampala – will be looking to getting that away goal at worst, or simply posting a positive result to leave them in a position good enough to close off the tie in a fortnight. Winners from this tie will progress to the group stage, and that would be KCCA’s second time to advance to that level after their 2018 impressive run.

Petro de Luanda have not got off the domestic blocks firing, drawing one and losing another of their opening games. KCCA have won both their two league matches, scoring twice without response.

CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
First leg - Saturday, September 14
Petro de Luanda vs. KCCA
Return leg - Weekend of Sept. 27-29
KCCA vs. Petro de Luanda

amwanguhya@ug.nationmedia.com

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