KCCA FC will play host to Onduparaka FC on Friday at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo for the 2019 FUFA Pilsner Super Eight semifinals.
This, is a repeat of last year’s final where KCCA beat the Arua based side to clinch the inaugural edition in a final played at Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.
On their road to the finals, KCCA FC overcame BUL FC 3-2 at Lugogo in the quarter finals. Allan Kyambadde, Muzamir Mutyaba and Mustafa Kiiza scored for the hosts, Hamis Tibita’s brace proved to be a consolation.
In the semis, Mike Mutebi’s charges eased past Nyamityobora with a 4-0 convincing performance. Patrick Kaddu scored a brace, Allan Okello and Lawrence Bukenya grabbed one each for Mike Mutebi’s charges. Nyamityobora had beaten Kirinya Jinja SS in the quarters 1-0.
Onduparaka had crawled their way to the finals with penalty wins against Ndejje (4-3) and SC Villa (5-4) in the quarter and semis respectively, after both games ended 1-1 in normal time.
Then, there came a final on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
All eyes were on Denis Okot, a former KCCA FC captain who had crossed to Onduparaka FC, but much was at stake.
Then, Onduparaka were under the stewardship of Asaph Mwebaze, how time runs!
Patrick Kaddu thought he had given KCCA FC a lead as early as the first minute, but the celebrations were cut short when the referee signalled a foul on the goalkeeper in the build up.
After commendable resistance, KCCA FC finally made a breakthrough. Ibrahim Saddam Juma scored just after the half hour mark when his freekick beat Nicholas Ssebwato in goal and Allan Okello later doubled the advantage four minutes later to send the ‘yellow fans’ into wild celebrations.
Viane Ssekajugo and Gaddafi Wahab tried to stage comebacks and all the plans were stopped by a strong wall led by Timothy Awany.
KCCA FC walked away with Sh10M while Onduparaka were given Sh5M. Patrick Kaddu and Viane Ssekajugo took home topscorer and MVP accolades respectively.
Can Onduparaka FC, now under coach Livingston Mbabazi, stop KCCA FC a team that once beat them for seven? Action will be at Lugogo on Friday.
Team Lineups at Wankulukuku:
Tom Ikara (GK), Filbert Obenchan, Mustafa Kiiza, Hassan Musana, Timothy Awany, Lawrence Bukenya (Muzamir Mutyaba) Saddam Ibrahim Juma (Isaac Kirabira), Allan Okello, Julius Poloto, Patrick Henry Kaddu (Gift Ali)
Nicholas Ssebwato (GK), Dennis Okot, Rashid Okocha, Simba Sibir (Richard Ayiko), Rashid Toha, Oscar Agaba, Abel Eturude (Nicholas Kagaba),Living Kabon, Amis Muwonge (Ezra Bida), Viane Ssekajugo, Gaddafi Wahab