Uganda Premier League
KCCA FC 2-1 Maroons FC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
LUGOGO – KCCA FC had to endure a nervy ending to their 2-1 victory over Maroons on Tuesday in the game played at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.
Having earlier taken the lead through Mike Mutyaba and Erisa Ssekisambu, the Kasasiros looked on as Maroons tried to mount a comeback.
Peter Magambo put through his own net in the second half to halve the deficit for the visitors but they could not capitalize on late pressure to take at least a point from the game.
KCCA FC started strongly with Kezironi sending an effort wide from just outside the area after some intelligent play involving both Mustafa Kizza and Ssekisambu.
After dominating the early exchanges, Mike Mutebi’s side would be rewarded on 21 minutes as they took the lead through
Mutyaba who curled home into the top corner after he was set up by Ssekisambu.
They had two chances to double their lead instantly but both Mutyaba and Kezironi shot straight at Hannington Ssebwalunyo in the Maroons goal.
Seven minutes to the break, the second goal would eventually come through Ssekisambu who lashed onto Kezironi’s through pass before slotting in past Ssebwalunyo.
In the second half, KCCA looked unlike their usual industrious selves but created a few chances.
Gift Ali tried his luck from distance but his thunderous effort was dealt with comfortably by Ssebwalunyo.
Ssekisambu then sent a Moses Aliro cross wide before the former Vipers’ forward forced Ssebwalunyo into a low save off a Saddam Juma through ball.
Late in the game, Ali saw another long range shot tipped over by Ssebwalunyo.
Maroons may have lost but gave a good account of them selves.
In the first half, Pius Obuya forced Charles Lukwago into a low save before David Ndihabwe blasted a free kick over.
After going two goals down, Douglas Bamweyana’s side upped their efforts and created several chances in the second period.
Emmanuel Olinga shot over off a Steven Mukwala cut back while the on-loan Vipers striker saw an effort go straight into the hands of Lukwago.
On 67 minutes, Maroons would pull a goal back as Magambo deflected a Fred Amaku low cross into hia own net.
The Prisons’ side went all out for an equalizer but were consistently let down by poor finishing.
Timothy Bamulanzeki tried his luck from distance but his effort went wide of the mark.
Obuya then basted over a Mukwala cautioned pass while Mukwala, first, headed wide Abraham Tusubira’s cross before shooting straight at Lukwago.
In the end, KCCA FC held onto the victory which seea them move to 44 points for the season.
However, they remain second, two points behind Vipers who have now played a game less.
For Maroons, they stay in 10th with 24 points from 21 games.
How both teams started
Charles Lukwago (GK), Filbert Obenchan, Hassan Musana, Peter Magambo, Moses Aliro, Gift Ali, Herbert Achai, Kezironi Kizito, Erisa Ssekisambu, Mike Mutyaba, Mustafa Kizza.
Hannington Ssebwalunyo (GK), Sylvester Okello, Maxwell Okello, Ceaser Olega, Timothy Bamulanzeki, Davis Mayanja, David Ndihabwe, Emmanuel Olinga, Pius Obuya, Abraham Tusubira, Steven Mukwala.