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UPL: KCCA Narrow Gap After Maroons Win

Action between KCCA and Maroons at Lugogo.

Tuesday, February 4
*KCCA 2-1 Maroons

KCCA FC beat Maroons in a league game at Lugogo to move just two points adrift of leaders Vipers.

Mike Mutyaba and Erisa Ssekisambu scored a goal each as Mike Mutebi’s defending champions laboured to a 2-1 win.

Defender Peter Magambo scored, but in a wrong net, as Maroons died fighting.

Mutyaba curled home into the roof after a neat low pass from Ssekisambu in the 19th minute.

Ssekisambu doubled the lead in the 37th minute – He raced through after a pinpoint pass from Keziron Kizito to slot past Hannington Ssebwalunyo.

Maroons looked a much changed side in the second stanza and it was not surprise when Magambo connected Fred Amaku’s low cross.

Erisa Ssekisambu scored KCCA FC’s second goal. Sanyuka TV

The victory sends KCCA to 43 points as Maroons remain on 24 after 21 games.

KCCA who bounces back after a 2-1 loss to URA FC, will play Bukedea in the Uganda Cup before visiting title rivals Vipers.

Maroons who remain winless in their last three games will then face Express in Uganda Cup at Wankulukuku before a trip to Wakiso Giants.

Action between KCCA (yellow) and Maroons (blue). Sanyuka TV

KCCA Scrap Through

The hosts welcomed back Keziron Kizito and Saddam Juma, the latter came off the bench.

Keziron had a chance on goal but fired wide but was strongly involved, with an assist, in the second goal for KCCA.

Juma’s almost made the most of his cameo appearance when he freed Ssekisambu but the former Vipers player failed on a keeper to beat.

Ssebwalunyo was outstanding for Maroons, parrying out Moses Aliro’s cross and pulled out a fingertip save to deny Gift Ali.

Maroons had their moments, with Pius Obuya and Steven Mukwala at the giving end.

Mukwala failed to capitalise from Magambo’s blunder in the first half, he had a low header that went an inch wide. The league’s leading goal scorer also fired direct at Lukwago when he shot weakly from a tight angle.

Mukwala also headed into Obuya’s way for the shirt 10 to fire over the bar.

Teams Used

KCCA – Charles Lukwago, Filbert Obenchan, Hassan Musana, Peter Musana, Moses Aliro, Gift Ali, Herbert Achai, Keziron Kizito, Mustafa Kizza, Erisa Ssekisambu, Mike Mutyaba.

Maroons – Hannington Ssebwalunyo, Sylvester Okello, Maxwell Okello, Caesar Olega, Timothy Bamulanzeki, Davis Mayanja, David Ndihabwe, Emmanuel Olinga, Pius Obuya, Abraham Tusubira, Steven Mukwala

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