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UPL: Mutebi Sets Target After Beating Express

Saturday, April 20
KCCA FC 3-1 Express FC
Nyamityobora 0-4 Maroons
Onduparaka 1-0 BUL
Tooro 3-0 Mbarara

KCCA FC Coach Mike Hillary Mutebi has said that he wants his side to win the league with more points.

The Coach was speaking after beating Express FC in a Kampala Derby 3-1 in a league game played at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.

Mustafa Kiiza cancelled out Express’ opener with a beautiful freekick at the stroke of halftime – The Red Eagles had taken a shock lead through John Revita’s penalty.

KCCA Fan Kassim Kyazze showing Allan Okello at the back. Denise Bwaha Photo

Muzamir Mutyaba gave KCCA a deserved lead at the hour mark before Allan Kyambadde put an icing on the cake in the 76th minute as the hosts moved closer to sealing their 13th league crown.

With just three league games to go, KCCA are all but champions – The Garbage Collectors seat nine points above Vipers in second spot.

“It is important to win all our remaining matches because we want to win the league with more points,” noted coach Mutebi.

“This time our points must improve, we can’t sit back and be complacent. We must treat all our remaining matches like finals in order to accumulate more points as possible.”

KCCA players celebrates Kyambadde’s goal

Next for KCCA are back to back trips against Ndejje and Nyamityobora before sealing their successful season with a home game against Maroons at Lugogo on the final day of the season.

With 59 points after 27 games, KCCA can end the season with a whooping 68 points tally if they win the remainder of their games.

Last season, Vipers won the league with 65 points, four above KCCA in second. KCCA had won the previous two league championships in 2016/17 and 2015/16 with 66 and 57 points respectively. Vipers won the 2014/15 title with 69 points.

Not today: Express FC were second best. Courtesy photo

It should be remembered that SC Villa in 2000, were crowned the league Champions after accumulating 75 points.

Speaking about his team’s performance against Express FC, the tactician said:

“It was a good match, we played against a team which was well organised behind the ball so we were tasked to disorganise them by passing the ball quicker so the general performance was above average.”

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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