Friday, January 4
KCCA FC 6-3 Police FC
KCCA FC continued to show their intent of winning the league with another strong performance as they battered Police FC in a Lugogo derby in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
The hosts who led 5-1 at the break, managed to come through with a 6-3 victory in one of the club’s best performance of the season.
In a game that many expected to be close as both sides prefer tik-tak football, early goals for the hosts dented Police FC’s chances of getting a positive result.
Muzamir Mutyaba scored a brace, Mike Mutyaba, Julius Poloto and Jackson Nunda went on target before Patrick Kaddu came off the bench to seal the deserved victory.
Derrick Kakooza scored late to add on Juma Balinya’s double for the Peace Keepers, but their efforts were not enough to at least salvage a point.
The victory extends KCCA’s lead at the top to eight points before Vipers play on Saturday in Mwererwe.
This was KCCA’s tenth league victory. They have collected 33 points from 14 games.
Goals Galore At Lugogo
Julius Poloto, who collected the ball from Nunda, put the hosts in deserved lead in the 17th minute when he fired from a distance to score off the post.
KCCA could have doubled the lead five minutes later but Devis Mutebi easily saved Mike Mutyaba’s diving header off Julius Poloto’s cross.
Muzamir doubled the advantage with a rifle, before Mike Mutyaba made it three with a beautiful turn inside the first 25 minutes.
Nunda, who was earlier denied by the custodian scored the fourth at point blank range after Police failed to clear from Muzamir’s well taken corner.
Muzamir grabbed his brace, an effort seemed to have been cleared on the line, but the referee was convinced to point to the centre.
Juma Balinya brought a goal back at the stroke of halftime when he was set free by Reuben Kimera’s through ball to slot home.
At the restart, Police as their norm continued to play a possessive game and the surge later paid off. Balinya made it 5-2 from a good run of play when he arrived fast before Jackson Nunda off Arafat Galiwango’s cross to tap in.
Patrick Kaddu came off the bench to make an immediate impact – he scored with his first touch to put the scoreline way beyond Police’s reach.
Derrick Kakooza, who also had just come on for Johnson Odong, scored for Police when his long range effort beat Charles Lukwago in goal with less than five minutes on the clock.
Charles Lukwago, Filbert Obenchan, Timothy Awany, Mustafa Kizza, Jackson Nunda, Gift Ali, Herbert Achai, Muzamir Mutyaba, Julius Poloto, Mike Mutyaba, Allan Okello.
Davis Mutebi, Denis Makoba, Samuel kayondo, Paul Willa, Sadat Kyambadde, Arafat Galiwango, Ashraf Mugume, Hassan Kalega, Simon Mbazira, Ruben Kimera, Juma Balinya, Johnson Odong.
*Featured Image: KCCA Players in celebration. Mugabi Don