Wednesday, November 20
*KCCA 1-1 URA
URA FC managed to pick a point off hosts and defending champions KCCA FC in a StarTimes UPL game played at Lugogo.
Ashraf Mandela scores for URA in the ninth minute before Allan Okello leveled matters before the hour mark in an entertaining and eventful affair.
The draw dents KCCA’s surge of closing the gap from leaders Vipers – KCCA move to fourth with 23 points after 11 games while URA are 10th with 16 points.
Mandela gave Sam Ssimbwa’s team a perfect start when his effort was deflected to beat Charles Lukwago in goal.
Allan Okello’s equaliser came at a time when URA had tried to absorb everything that KCCA had thrown at them – The youngster, days after getting his senior national team cap, bundled in after a neat assist from teen substitute Steven Sserwadda.
Both sides looked blunt at the striking ends – URA’s Cromwell Rwothomio and KCCA’s targetman John Odumegwu barely made an impact.
Rwothomio hit direct at Lukwago after put through by Joachim Ojera and the former Onduparaka star also missed later after Lukwago had spilled Shafic Kagimu’s effort.
For the hosts, Mustafa Kizza had two good chances from the freekick; one was collected by Alitho while the other rattled the woodwork in the second half.
Erisa Ssekisambu had a quiet day but could have given KCCA a goal in the first half but sent his header, off Mike Mutyaba’s freekick, direct at Alitho.
Muzamir Mutyaba was also denied by the post, Okello and Odumegwu volleyed over the bar while Mike’s chance from a tight angle was parried away by Alitho.
Gift Ali also had along range effort go an inch wide in a game where fourth official replaced injured Referee Alex Muhabi in the centre.
KCCA FC – Charles Lukwago, Filbert Obenchan, Mustafa Kizza, Samuel Kato, John Revita, Gift Ali Abubaker, Allan Okello, Erisa Ssekisambu, Muzamir Mutyaba, John Odumegwu, Mike Mutyaba
URA FC – James Alitho, Brian Majwega, Ashraf Mandela, Patrick Mbowa, Hudu Mulikyi, Julius Mutyaba, Saidi Kyeyune, Joachim Ojera, Michael Birungi, Shafic Kagimu, Cromwell Rwothomio.