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From Aheebwa To Keziron: How KCCA Players Rated Against Kigali

KCCA FC’s adventure in the 2020/21 CAF Confederations cup came to an agonizing end on Wednesday as they were eliminated on away goals by AS Kigali.

Having lost 2-0 in the first leg, they Kasasiros fought back to win 3-1 but it was not enough on the day.

Summer signing Brian Aheebwa netted a hat trick for the home side to take his tally to 10 for the season but Muhadjiri’s converted penalty, five minutes after the break, ensured Mike Mutebi and his side fail to make it to the playoff round of the competition.

However, it is a result that surely propels KCCA FC to bow out with their heads held high as this squad of young players impressed on all fronts.
Here is how the players rated on Wednesday;

Charles Lukwago 8.0
No clean sheet for the KCCA FC custodian as he could not stop the penalty but was brilliant on the day. Made two excellent saves to ensure his side goes into the break with a healthy lead and his distribution was on-point throughout the afternoon.

Goalkeeper Charles Lukwago

Denis Iguma 7.0
The most experienced of all KCCA defenders on the day and barely put a foot wrong. His long ball inside the first minute led to Aheebwa’s opener.

Musa Ramathan 5.5
Clumsily gave away the penalty and looked shaky all afternoon. Conceded an easy chance that Hussein Tshabala failed to capitalize on as Lukwago parried the effort away to safety.

Herbert Acahai 6.5
Not the best of performances but Achai looked solid on the left side of the back three. He is a player who keeps on promising.

Joseph Kizza Bukenya 4.5
Occasionally showed his dribbling skills but rarely but his opponent and more often than not, he gave away possession cheaply. Was surprised he remained on the pitch for the long he did.

Bukenya (middle)

Joseph Kafumbe 4.0
Looked like a lost sheep throughout his time on the pitch and it did not surprise me a single bit that he was taken off at halftime.

Ashraf Mugume 8.5
Executed his role to near perfection and set up Aheebwa’s third on the day. His simple and well executed passing set the tempo for the game and he surely didn’t deserve to end his continental adventure on Wednesday.

Solid – Ashraf Mugume. KCCA FC photo

Kezironi Kizito 3.0
An experienced player who was supposed to martial the midfield and make the team tick but failed miserably. Arguably his worst performance in a KCCA shirt since joining them in 2019.

Bright Anukani 7.0
Set up Aheebwa’s second and on several occasions, tried to create through the middle. Not the player many fell in love with while at Proline but at-times exhibited flashes of brilliance on the day.

The enforcer – Bright Anukani

Sam Ssenyonjo 5.0
Did not make a mark on the game and was substituted at halftime after failing to replicate his league performance.

Brian Aheebwa 9.5
He will always remember his continental debut as one in which he scored a hat-trick but saw his side eliminated. Failed to convert two late chances but his goals put him on the top of the patch.

Close to perfection – Aheebwa gave KCCA hope


Substitutes

Sadat Anaku 6.0
Caused the AS Kigali several issues after coming on at halftime, with his runs down the channel. He however failed to connect with Anukani’s through ball while one on one with the keeper.

Steven Sserwadda 5.0
The youngster was brought on to ensure the game is put to bed early in the second half but despite decent runs down the right and some good skills-on show, he failed to execute the task at hand.

Charles Lwanga N.A
Came on late and had little time to make any sort of impact in the game.


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