StarTimes Uganda Premier League
KCCA FC 4-2 SC Villa
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
LUGOGO – KCCA FC will hold a three point lead at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League going into the last 8 games of the season.
This was confirmed on Saturday when Mike Mutebi’s side defeated SC Villa 4-2 at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
Mike Mutyaba, Mustafa Kizza, Allan Kyambadde and Allan Okello scored KCCA’s goals on a chilly afternoon.
For Villa, they scored through substitute Charles Lwanga and Ambrose Kirya.
Villa started strongly in the opening 20 or so minutes with league top scorer Bashir Mutanda asking questions of KCCA’s defence.
However, it was KCCA who got the best chance of the early exchanges with former Villa star-player, Kyambadde striking the wood-work off a header.
Despite Villa looking good in the half, it was KCCA who would go into the break with a 1-0 lead as Mutyaba slotted in past Saidi Keni in the Jogoo’s goal after he was set up by Kyambadde.
Straight after the recess, KCCA doubled their lead through Kizza who was scoring his third goal in two games.
Okello assisted Kyambadde for the third goal six minutes later as KCCA led 3-0 by the hour mark.
On 62 minutes, Villa defender Asuman Harishe brought down Okello in the forbidden for a penalty. Okello picked himself up and slotted in a fourth for KCCA and see them lead 4-0 with just under 30 minutes to play.
However, Villa would not go down without a fight.
Lwanga immediately pulled one back, pouncing onto Mutamda’s spilt shot by KCCA goalkeeper Charles Lukwago and scoring from close range.
The Jogoos celebrated once again with the second goal thanks to Ambrose Kirya who tapped in a Mutanda cut-back.
As Villa pegged KCCA back, Pius Wangi was denied by Lukwago in a one on one incident to deny the Jogoos a third that would have seen the game head into a last tense few minutes.
Despite Villa’s late attempts to try and get something from the game, KCCA held on to take all three points.
The three points earned see KCCA move onto 48 points for the season, three ahead of second placed Vipers with only 8 games to play.
For Villa, they remain 12 on 23 points from 22 games.
In the other matches, Bright Stars overcame Ndejje University 3-0 at the Champions Stadium, Mwererwe and Onduparaka edged Maroons 2-1 in Arua.
Kirinya-Jinja S.S out-witted Nyamityobora 2-1 at the Mighty Arena and Tooro United maintained their unbeaten home run with a 1-0 win against visiting Police at Buhinga play ground in Fort Portal.
The other games played on Saturday:
-Bright Stars 3-0 Ndejje University
-Onduparaka FC 2-1 Maroons FC
-Kirinya JSS 2-1 Nyamityobora
-Tooro United 1-0 Police FC