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KCCA Cage Red Eagles to Pop the Champagne

It will take something special and very unusual for KCCA FC not to win this year’s Uganda Premier League title.

The Kasasiros came from a goal down to beat Express 3-1 in a well-attended derby at Lugogo on Saturday afternoon.

KCCA entered game day 27 with a six point cushion at the top of the table. Their chances were further enhanced when their only rival, Vipers SC,  fell 2-1 to URA at Kitende.

Early exchanges

Eric Kambale had the first decent chance to break the deadlock in the 11th minute after dribbling through Awany but delayed to slot past Lukwago as the two closed him down.

The Red Eagles pressing paid off minutes later. Disan Galiwango, as he tried to weave in the box, easily went down, signalling foul play for the referee to award a penalty.

John Revita stepped forward and stubbed in the upper left angle as Lukwago fell the other side.

KCCA’s Nunda came closer to an equaliser at the half-hour turn dribbling through the midfield before unleashing a thunderous effort goal-wards but the ball kept on rising.

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Allan Kyambadde had a penalty call waved on after he appeared to have been pushed down by Kiggundu.

Kyambadde kept troubling the Red Eagles until they succumbed. 

The midfielder was hacked down from the edge of the box. 

Allan Okello and Mustafa Kiiza stood behind the freekick, the former skipped over for the latter to curl to the top left corner for a beautiful equaliser.

KCCA continued pushing the Eagles into the second half for the much-needed  lead. Muzamir Mutyaba curved on top of a four-man wall and into the net from a freekick, again resulting from a foul challenge on Kyambadde.

Kyambadde finally got one for himself in the 67th with another beauty of a strike.

The victory has stretched the gap between the Kasasiros and the defending champions to nine with only three games remaining.

Mathematically,  that means that KCCA need just a point from the possible nine to reclaim the title and tbeir 13th. Vipers can only win it if KCCA lose all their three games and they win theirs with a big goal margin.

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