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KCCA FC thrash Proline to claim fourth straight Super Cup

KCCA FC players celebrate after winning the Super Cup on Wednesday. (PHOTOS/KCCA FC)

FUFA Super Cup
KCCA FC 4-1 Proline FC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Wednesday, 28-08-2019

LUGOGO – KCCA FC produced an attacking masterclass to defeat Proline 4-1 in the FUFA Super Cup played on Thursday afternoon.

Summer signing Erisa Ssekisambu scored a brace, registering his first goals for his new side.

The first came inside 6 minutes when he pounced onto Hassan Matovu’s lazy save and back-heeled the ball into the back of the net.

His second was a fierce drive from just inside the box after he was played through on goal by a misplaced back pass.

Allan Okello who was brilliant throughout had earlier in the first half scored KCCA’s second goal, curling the ball into the far corner.

The fourth was scored by defender Ramathan Musa. The youngster fed off Okello’s through ball and poked into an empty net after Matovu had foiled in initial attempt.

This is KCCA’s fourth consecutive Super Cup triumph. In the first three, they defeated Vipers SC (twice) and Paidha Black Angles.

KCCA FC too good for Proline

Proline had to be at their best to defeat KCCA FC who came into the game after losing the Super 8 final to Vipers on Sunday.

However, from start, it was evident that the Kasasiros were out to ensure that a second loss in as many days would not be entertained.

After early pressure, Sadat Anaku forced a low save from Proline custodian Hassan Matovu on 6 minutes. The rebound fell to Ssekisambu who improvised with a cheeky back-heel that put KCCA FC ahead.

Seven minutes later, Okello danced his way into the Proline area before curling the ball past Matovu to make it 2-0.

The 20-year old was a constant threat for Matia Lule’s side and could have seen his tally improved on multiple occasions.

Early in the second half, he forced Matovu into an acrobatic save off his weaker right-foot.

He then saw the custodian spread himself-big to thwart a goal bound effort following a delicious through ball by Ssekisambu.

Ssekisambu too had chances to waste, most notably, blasting over from just inside the box in the first half.

The fourth goal highlighted KCCA FC’s attacking excellency on the day. Right-back Ramathan Musa was at the end of a one two with Allan Okello and was fortunate to pounce on a rebound after his initial effort was made a meal of by Matovu.

KCCA have now won all of the last four Super Cups.

Proline struggled to create chances throughout the game and in the first 45 minutes, Alfred Leku’s header that sailed over the bar was as close as they got to a goal.

Leku who was signed in the offseason missed a sitter in the second half, failing to tap into an empty net after Diego Hamis Kizza’s attempted cross was deflected into his path.

With Proline unlikely to score, it was a KCCA FC player that put through his own-net.

Kizza who looked dangerous after replacing Nordin Bunjo, late in the second half, sent a low cross into the KCCA area and after Charles Lukwago reacting to thwart the initial effort, the ball bounces off Peter Magambo and found its way into an empty net.

This was Proline’s first Super Cup appearance.

The loss denied them a chance to add onto their Big League and Uganda Cup titles won earlier in the year.

Both teams return to action in their respective league openers on Saturday with KCCA FC at home to Wakiso Giants while Proline are away to Mbarara City.

The starting teams

KCCA FC

Charles Lukwago (GK), Ramathan Musa, Peter Magambo, Samuel Kato, Mustapha Kizza, Gift Ali, Muzamir Mutyaba, Jackson Nunda, Allan Okello, Erisa Ssekisambu, Sadat Anaku.

Proline FC

Hassan Matovu (GK), Mustafa Mujuzi, James Begisa, Richard Ajuna, Yusuf Mukisa, Arnold Sserunjogi, Sam Kintu, Bright Anukani, Noordin Bunjo, Alfred Leku, Hakim Kiwanuka.

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