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Uganda Premier League: Tear Gas Fired In KCCA FC Victory Over Express At Wankulukuku

Tuesday, May 1
Express FC 1-2 KCCA FC

Police was forced to use tear gas to disparse the home fans as KCCA FC managed to pick maximum points against host Express FC in an ill fated affair played in the Uganda Premier League at Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.

Controversies started towards the break when KCCA FC scored their second goal, to complete a comeback after falling a goal down.

 

The game was temporarily brought to a standstill when the home fans from the ‘Kisansa’ end threw stones towards the pitch in protest, claiming that goalscorer Nunda was offside.

Centre Ref Mashood Ssali and his assistants were targeted by the home fans

More stones were seen flying from the ordinary stand (nearer the main gate) as the home fans tried to chase away KCCA fans who were cheering loud, from the VIP section.

KCCA players guarded by Police

Real trouble rose up at the end; KCCA FC players and the referees had to be escorted by Police back to their respective dressing rooms.

Express FC fans from the ‘Kisansa’ side

Later on, tear gas had to be used as Police tried to disparse the unruly fans from attacking the referees and KCCA FC players.

Before kickoff
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Express FC lose at Wankulukuku

Ayub Kisalita opened the scoresheet for the hosts through a penalty, but the visitors staged a come back to win 1-2; Allan Okello’s tap-in and Shaban Nunda sealed the fate of the game inside the first half.

Despite the victory, KCCA FC remain four points below table leaders Vipers who won at Proline.
However, they managed to leapfrog SC Villa (50 points) to go second with 51 points.

Mutebi speaking to the media

It was a good game overall, both teams played well, it is one of those games that would have ended like 5-4, but we managed to edge it because my players had belief,” noted KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi.

The defeat continued to diminish Express FC’s survival chances, club remains third from the bottom with 26 points.

Teams Used:

Express FC
Godwin Buule, Julius Ntambi, Sharp Bwogi, Omar Hitimana, Shafic Kakeeto, Ayub Kisalita, Davies Mayanja, Jalil Zimula, Mubarak Nsubuga, Isaac Kisujju, Michael Bwogi

KCCA FC starting XI
Ikara Tom, Obenchan Filbert, Awany Timothy
Kavuma Habib, Kizza Mustafa, Kirabira Isaac, Bukenya Lawrence, Poloto Julius, Nunda Jackson, Okello Allan, Shaban Muhammad

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