PHOTOS: AUPL: High Flying KCCA FC Ease Past Red Eagles in Kampala Derby

Defending champions  KCCA FC maintained their 100 percent home record as well as the grip on the summit of the Azam Uganda Premier League after defeating Express FC  at the Phillip Omondi stadium, for sale Lugogo on Tuesday evening.

The home team who looked comfortable on the ball saw them produce a mouthwatering and free flowing game as the Red Eagles on the other side seemed struggling on the slippery artificial turf at Lugogo, no rx thanks to the heavy downpour that had blessed the match earlier.

The smooth football by Mike Mutebi’s boys eventually yielded results when in the 13th minute, defender Denis Rukondo started a move at the right flank that was well received and finished by last season’s most valuable midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba  to open the scoring for the Kasasiro boys.

However, before the Wankulukuku-based side could settle, new recruit and marksman Robert Ssentongo doubled the lead only a minute after the first goal to ensure the defending champions  comfortably steer the game after a wonderful first half display.

Express, however, got some hope after pulling a goal back through their on-form midfielder Saddam Juma who had a half volley from outside the box.

Express skipper Sulaiman Mutyaba tries to go past Brian Majwega
Express skipper Sulaiman Mutyaba tries to go past Brian Majwega

In the second half, the visitors tried to dominate the game at Lugogo mounting a lot of pressure and making a number of attempts on the KCCA FC goal through Juma and Herman Wasswa but they were only unlucky for their efforts did not yield anything.

The visitors continued enjoying good spells of possession in the second half but their back was broken on the 85th minute mark with Geoffrey Sserunkuma’s goal after converting fellow substitute Paul Musamali’s cross to take the game beyond reach at the Philip Omondi stadium.

The midfield trio of Mutyaba, Paul Mucureezi and Brain Majwega had a better share of the day as they always kept the Red Eagles’ defence in check all the time on a chilly Tuesday evening.


Speaking shortly after the game, Mutyaba applauded his teammates for being able to lift themselves up after the defeat in Arua by Onduparaka and be able to return to the winning ways.

Brian Majwega tries to go past Lutimba
Brian Majwega tries to go past Lutimba

“I hope we continue doing this in the next games including the one we are to play against Vipers on Friday,” said Mutyaba.

The win ensured the defending champions opened a 6 point lead at the summit of the Uganda Premier League with 18 points whereas second placed SC Villa have 12 points.

Express FC are 5th with 11 points on the log.

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