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Okello brace Spurs KCCA FC past Resilient Ten Man UPDF FC

Monday, April 9
KCCA FC 2-0 UPDF

Allan Okello scored a late brace as KCCA FC overcame a determined UPDF FC side in a league game played on Monday evening at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.

The scoreline may not suggest what actually happened on the pitch but the hosts huffed and puffed for a result against a struggling UPDF team.

It required KCCA FC to have Suleiman Majanjaro (UPDF) to be sent off to settle into the game.

And when they did, Okello did it with fashion, scoring a brace in the 79th and 86th minute to give the hosts their 12th win of the season.

Allan Okello survived many nasty tackles before he delivered

“We got good motivation in the dressing room and we had to come back and make ammends, it has been a good performance generally,” Allan Okello summed it up after the game.

Okello has been a big pillar for KCCA FC this season (Photo: KCCA FC media)

The victory propells KCCA FC to second with 43 points from 21 games.
The defeat has worsened UPDF’s relegation struggle as the club has remained 12th on the log with just 25 points.

UPDF keeper Sekajja almost frustrate blunt KCCA FC:

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Coming into the game at the back of a one all draw with Mbarara City recently, the hosts struggled to break Steven Bogere’s side.

UPDF Goalkeeper Bashir Ssekajja stood strong in the posts as he kept out efforts from Patrick Kaddu, Muzamir Mutyaba and Okello inside halftime.

At the restart, Ssekajja started from where he had stopped but as UPDF FC looked like they were destined for a vital point, Majanjaro recieved marching orders – the midfielder was sent off following a rough tackle on Allan Okello.

Mike Mutebi brought on Paul Mucureezi and Solomon Okwalinga for Paul Mucureezi and Muzamir Mutyaba respectively and the hosts tried to settle into the game.

Okello launching a rocket in the first goal

Allan Okello broke the deadlock in the 79th minute with a powerful shot to send the fans into wild celebrations.

The youngster, five minutes later, doubled the lead as he shot from close range to take the score out of the visitors’ reach.

KCCA FC players congratulate Okello after the opener

Starting XI:

KCCA FC: Charles Lukwago, Mustafa Kizza, Dennis Okot, Timothy Awany, Paul Musamali, Muzamir Mutyaba, Lawrence Bukenya, Jackson Nunda, Allan Okello, Patrick Kaddu, Julius Poloto.

 

UPDF; Bashir Ssekajja, Ema Egau, Joseph Othieno, Johnson Lumansi, Denis Sekitoleko, Suleiman Majanjaro, Julius Kasambira, Joseph Janjali, Faisal Kiberu, Sydney Ssenyonga, Ezekiel Katende.

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