Uganda fans suffer Champions League penalty heartbreak

Football fans in Kampala suffered more penalty heartbreak as Uganda Revenue Authority went out of the CAF Champions League in the preliminary round.

URA lost 4-3 on spot-kicks to the 2008 runners up Coton Sport of Cameroon.

After forcing a 0-0 draw in the away leg, URA were hopeful of winning the preliminary round tie in front of their home fans.

Despite chances to win the contest, a solid defensive display from Coton Sport left the hosts frustrated. The match ended 0-0 with the Cameroonians going through on spotkicks.

The result brought back memories of the national side's despair last October when The Cranes lost to Zambia 9-8 on penalties to miss out on a place at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations Finals.

Revenue Authority's coach Paul Nkata told BBC Sport this was a game they should have won in normal time, saying they missed chances because of a lack of concentration.

"Obviously we lost the game at home, therefore it is painful. But as you know, when it comes to penalties, the game can go either way.

"It seems in Uganda, whenever we go to penalties, we don't go through. I don't know why.

"Maybe we are just unfortunate in penalties. We just have bad luck," Nkata added.

Coton Sport's team tactician Sebastien Desabre told BBC Sport he was proud of the way his side coped with the atmosphere.

"We are very happy because in the first leg it was difficult when we didn't score at home. The most important thing is the qualification."

Elsewhere, Real Banjul of Gambia missed out on a place in the next round of the CAF Champions League on the away-goals rule. They beat FUS Rabat of Morocco 2-1 but went out 2-2 overall having lost the first leg 1-nil.

Five-times winners Zamalek of Egypt drew 0-0 away to Gazelle in Chad, but progress courtesy of their 7-nil home win.

1995 winners Orlando Pirates of South Africa defeated CAF Champions League debutants Djabal 4-0 in the Comoros Islands to book their place in the last 32. Takesure Chinyama of Zimbabwe, who scored four first leg goals, was on strike again to help the Pirates advance 9-0 on aggregate.

Tusker of Kenya were comfortable 3-0 winners over St Michel United of Seychelles to progress 7-1 overall.

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