Proline FC were knocked out of the CAF confederations cup at the expense of Libyan side Al Nasr, bowing out of the competition 4-2 on aggregate in the play-off round qualifier.
Al-Nasr were 2-0 victors over a disappointing Proline on Sunday at the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo to seal progress to the group stages after playing to a 2-2 draw in the first leg last week.
Given that the club was competing in their maiden campaign in the continental competitions, they bow out with their heads raised quite high after picking up impressive results en-route to the playoff round.
By the time they lost to Al-Nasr, Proline were still unbeaten on the continent, winning two and drawing three of their five qualification games. Both those wins coming at home.
The 2019 Uganda Cup winners did not make it to the lucrative group stages, but they walk away with loads of experience that hopefully, they can build on as they seek to survive relegation.
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Teenage sensational midfielder Bright Anukani expressed the frustration of failing to make the group stages but remains optimistic that they can turn the experience gained into a significant advantage as they look to overturn their ailing league season.
“It’s heartbreaking that we didn’t make it to the group stages after an amazing run since day one,” Anukani told football-256.
“But that is football and we now have to focus on the league where we have not yet done well to our expectations.”
“Yes, we bowed out, but one thing I’m sure of is we have learnt a lot and this experience will help us immensely in our league campaign in order to get the best results,” he added.
Proline seat bottom of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League with zero points from the eight games they have played so far, despite winning twice this season. They visit Tooro United at the St. Paul’s Seminary grounds in the league next in the league.