Tuesday, November 26
*Mbarara 2-1 KCCA
Mbarara City FC came from a goal down to dent KCCA in a StarTimes UPL game at Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara.
Mbarara won 2-1 to end the first round on a high – The Ankole Lions end ninth with 19 points.
The visitors who missed head coach Mike Mutebi and four key players, looked a shadow of themselves at a soggy pitch.
Ibrahim Orit cancelled Sam Ssenyonjo’s opener before Swalik Bebe scored what proved to be the winner for the Ankole Lions.
Youngster Ssenyonjo headed in Keziron Kizito’s well weighed cross to put the Garbage collectors in the lead under 20 minutes.
Orit equalised in the 28th minute when his piercing header beat custodian Charles Lukwago after beautiful work from Brian Aheebwa who had held off Herbert Achai before his assisting cross from the right flank.
Bebe’s winner came in the 71st minute, squeezing from a tight angle after after Eric Ssenjobe’s weak clearance.
KCCA remain fourth, with 26 points, eight points adrift of leaders Vipers, but with two games in hand against SC Villa and Proline FC.
Lukwago, despite conceding twice, was brilliant in goal but the same cannot be said of the rest especially the attackers.
The custodian denied Ahebwa at close range and Pistis Barenge.
Mbarara were good value for the result and had their early chance when Sam Kato cleared Ahebwa’s crawling effort with Lukwago beaten. Ahebwa also had his header fly over the crossbar off Orit’s cross.
This was Mbarara’s third straight win from as many under Coach Brian Ssenyondo who replaced Paul Nkata.
The Ankole Lions had beaten Onduparaka and Kyetume FC.
Ssenyonjo is a big hope for KCCa after scoring on his second straight league game but the visitors’ loss means that Vipers ends the first round as leaders.
KCCA – Muhammed Sekeba, Stephen Othieno, Jasper Ahebwa, Hilary Mukundane, Bamba Souleymane, Pistis Balenge, Swalik Bebe, Solomon Okwalinga, Brian Ahebwa, Paul Mucureezi, Ibrahim Orit.
KCCA – Charles Lukwago, Filbert Obenchan, Herbert Achai, Samuel Kato, John Revita, Gift Ali, Keziron Kizito, Mike Mutyaba, Erisa Ssekisambu, Muzamir Mutyaba and Sam Ssenyonjo