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UPL: Mutebi Says His Boys Were Jittery In Win Over BUL

Saturday, December 29

BUL FC 1-2 KCCA FC

KCCA FC Coach Mike Hillary Mutebi said that his boys were nervous and played with fear, especially in the second half, in the win over BUL FC in Njeru Technical Centre.

KCCA FC edged BUL FC 2-1 in a StarTimes Uganda Premier League match day 13 encounter. The ill fated affair was also mared with ugly scenes of fans violence.

Despite taking a 2-0 lead at the break, KCCA had to dig deep when Kambale scored for BUL via a beautiful free kick to halve the deficit in the 72nd minute of the game, before sealing a hard fought victory.

“We suffered for the result, we played well in the first half, we created many chances and we could have buried the game in the first stanza,” said Mutebi after the game.

Muzamir Mutyaba opened the scoresheet in the 15th minute before Mike Mutyaba doubled the lead at the half hour mark.

KCCA won 2-1. KCCA FC photo

The visitors could have scored more – Sserwadda was denied by the cross bar, his header rattled the woodwork in the second minute of the game.

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Allan Okello missed at close range and Mike Mutyaba had his goal ruled out for offside.

The Airtel FUFA awards manager of the year added: “We were a bit jittery in the second half, so we had to suffer. We asked may questions in the first half.

“We will keep on improving every day with this young squad. And now I think that the sky is the limit.”

He also commended the fighting spirit of his players who held on after BUL scored, in a game that saw the visitors live on borrowed time in the closing minutes of the game.

KCCA FC Manager Mike Hillary Mutebi addressing the media (Photo by KCCA FC media)

“We could have scored like four goals, we looked poor in the last 25 minutes, but my boys showed a different side that they can fight back.

“Going forward, we have to remain focussed and play with clarity. We have to dwell on our strong points.”

The result means that KCCA has beaten up on BUL FC in all of the last five league meetings.

KCCA had earlier won all the games against BUL FC home and away in the last two seasons – 2016/17 and 2017/18.

KCCA ends the year on top of the league with 30 points from 13 games – Five points above Vipers who still has two games in hand.

KCCA has played 28 league games in the whole of 2018: 18 wins, 8 draws and two losses (Vipers and Express FC).

KCCA FC’s Away League Games In 2018

28/02/18
Masavu 0-0 KCCA
30/03/18
Jinja SS 0-1 KCCA
12/04/18
Maroons 0-0 KCCA
17/04/18
Onduparaka 1-1 KCCA
27/04/18
Vipers 3-2 KCCA
01/05/18
Express 1-2 KCCA
19/05/18
Bright Stars 1-2 KCCA
25/05/18
Police 2-2 KCCA
19/10/18
Onduparaka 0-2 KCCA
03/11/18
Vipers 1-1 KCCA
06/11/18
SC Villa 2-3 KCCA
01/12/18
Maroons 0-1 KCCA
11/12/18
Express 3-2 KCCA
29/12/18
BUL 1-2 KCCA

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