Kampala Select 5-0 Rwenzori
Kampala did not break any sweat to sweep aside Rwenzori province in the FUFA Drum tournament game played at StarTimes stadium, Lugogo.
The hosts showed their superiority with a 5-0 victory on Saturday.
Goals from Arthur Kiggundu, Willy Kavuma plus one each from Vipers SC trio Tony Odur, Dan ‘Muzeyi’ Sserunkuma and Brian Nkuubi, were enough to give the star studded side the needed three points.
The victory leaves Kampala on the summit of group C with nine points (three wins out of three).
In the same group fixture, Bunyoro and Bukedi shared spoils in a one-all goal draw. The result leaves them (Bukedi and Bunyoro) level on two points with Rwenzori but the Mountainous province is pushed rock bottom due to a poor goal difference (-5).
Kampala Province’s Five goals on the day;
The game started with a low tempo as both teams preferred to play in their own halves but it later caught momentum as it progressed.
Rwenzori looked like a team ready for a contest but this only lasted just half an hour when Tony Odur broke their resistance with a long range strike to put the hosts in the lead.
Kampala continued to press hard and their efforts were paid off three minutes later when the visitor’s keeper Hakim Nsamba could do nothing to keep out Arthur Kiggundu’s header for the second.
Soana’s Willy Kavuma registered his name on the scoresheet five minutes to the break when his well taken shot outside the box, from Odur’s assist, went direct into the net – Halftime ended 3-0.
Rwenzori tried to control proceedings from the restart but the side could not produce any magical moment to protrude through Kampala’s tight defence.
The song was later changed when Kampala Coach Wasswa Bbosa introduced Vipers duo Brian Nkuubi and Mzee Sserunkuma for Kavuma and Simon Sserunkuma in that order.
The tactic paid off, Dan Sserunkuma looped the ball with his first touch for the fourth, his third goal in the tournament and Nkuubi put the game out of the visitor’s reach with a wonderful strike to make it five nil with eleven minutes to spare.
Winning Kampala Coach Wasswa Bbosa – “Rwenzori has young lads, they are the future players but my side is composed of mainly experienced players so this was surely expected.”
Rwenzori Coach Chris Ibona – “I have nothing to complain about, we both played well but our opponents (Kampala Province) utilised their chances. This is a football game where one expects to win, lose or draw, we lost today but the only concern is that we lost badly.”
Kampala – Yusuf Wasswa, Ibrahim Kiiza, Patrick Mbowa, Arthur Kiggundu, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Willy Kavuma, Simon Sserunkuma, Siraje Ssentamu, Nelson Ssenkatuka, Tony Odur, Tom Masiko.
Rwenzori – Vincent Kalule, Denis Alion, Siraje Mumbere, Ramadan Karim, Geofrey Sunday, Augustine Gadafi, Yub Bogere, Robert Mukoghotya, Godfrey Kazibwe, Hood Salim.