Filbert Obenchan joined by KCCA teammates to celebrate his second half goal. Sanyuka photo
Wednesday, January 8
*KCCA FC 1-0 Mbarara City FC
Filbert Obenchan scored the lone goal as KCCA picked their first win against Mbarara City in a a league game at Lugogo
Obenchan, who came on for Musa Ramathan at restart, headed in from Hassan Musana’s well weighed corner in the 52nd minute.
KCCA who missed a couple of players, including want-away duo Mustafa Kizza and Allan Okello, looked a shadow of themselves inside the first half but pulled together in the second to crawl past their bogey side.
KCCA FC are now a point behind table leaders Vipers SC who face Kyetume on Friday at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
Ibrahim Orit came close to finding the net for the visitors in the opening minutes of the game but his effort was blocked by defender John Revita.
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When KCCA went in front, Jasper Aheebwa would have leveled the tie but his header off a Jude Ssemugabi cross went over the bar.
In the 23rd minute, Erisa Ssekisambu would have put KCCA FC in the lead but his tap went inches off the post with Mbarara City defense beaten.
Nicholas Kasozi would have doubled KCCA FC lead but his efforts were kept away by goalkeeper Muhamad Ssekeba before Muzamiru Mutyaba free kick rattled the crossbar.
Defender Hassan Musana had his header go over the bar and later turned provider but Ssekisambu flufffed his attempt.
In the four added minutes, KCCA FC forward John odumegwu thought he had doubled the lead but his goal was ruled out for offside.
KCCA FC after their first ever win against Mbarara city will now look at building momentum when they visit Bright Stars on matchday 17.
Wounded Mbarara city will also seek to get back to winning ways when they host wakiso Giants.
Both sides have now won once from their five previous meetings
KCCA FC – Charles Lukwago (C) (Gk), Musa Ramathan, Samuel Kato, John Revita, Herbert Achai, Gift Ali Abubaker, Nicholas Kasozi, Joseph Kafumbe, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Erisa Ssekisambu,Mike Mutyaba
Mbarara City – Muhamad Ssekeba (Gk), Stephen Othieno, Jasper Aheebwa,Bamba Soulyamane,Hillary Mukundane (C), Swalik Bebe, Brian Aheebwa, Solomon Okwalinga, Ibrahim orit, Pistis Barenge, Ivan Eyamu