The Coach of KCCA of Uganda, Mike Mutebi, says he is not discouraged by the 2-1 loss to Rivers United in the CAF Confederation Cup game played at the Yakubu Gowon Stadium in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

Bernard Ovoke put United in front after 54 seconds and Frederick Obomate added the second for the ‘Pride of Rivers’ 13 minutes later.

Geofrey Sserunkuma scored for the ‘Kasasiro Boys’ (garbage collectors) on the stroke of half time as the Nigerian side exerted revenge on the reigning Ugandan double champions following their 2-1 win in the reverse fixture in Kampala 17 days earlier.

Though he admitted that the most effective team won, Mutebi said he was not discouraged with the outcome. 

“We (KCCA) have a way that we play. We did not come to Port Harcourt to park the Bus because we know that the fans want to watch good football.

“I think that the most effective team won on Tuesday because they got their chances and took them well. 

“Of course, we are disappointed but we lost in a manner that is not discouraging. 

“Rivers United were very effective when they got their chances and they tucked them away. 

“Yes, the early goal that Rivers United scored affected my side. 

“We were playing away from home and they scored (two) early goals in the first 15 minutes. 

“Rivers United were all over us and they scored while we panicked. 

“It disorganised us but it did not really faze us to start playing defensively because we continued to play our way. 

“I am satisfied with our performance and I say kudos to Rivers United; they played well and effectively and that was the difference,” he said.

KCCA will play FUS Rabat in their next game.