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Poloto, Ssenyonjo On Target As KCCA Damage Kyetume’s Survival Hopes

Sunday, May 16
*KCCA 2-0 Kyetume


KCCA FC returned to winning ways and pilled more misery on struggling Kyetume FC at Lugogo.

Julius Poloto and Sam Ssenyonjo scored a goal each to send KCCA FC back into the top four with 41 points.

Poloto was at the right place at the right time to slid in a a Gift Ali teasing cross at the far post in the 21st minute.

Ssenyonjo later doubled the lead when he collected from Hassan Musana from outside the box, made a turn as he freed himself fro marker, before launching a ferocious effort into Derrick Were’s goal in the second half.

Kyetume barely threatened but almost equalised earlier in the second half with Nicholas Kasozi’s freekick while substitute Martin Walugembe’s drive was also wide of Charles Lukwago’s frame.

The defeat leaves Kyetume in 14th with 20 points, six adrift of safety.

KCCA Wobble Through

KCCA FC were the better side from the onset as the Slaughters sat back. However, the hosts did not create more as expected especially in the first half.

They could have won by a commanding margin but failed to punish the visitors who looked naive at the back.

Poloto failed to benefit from goalkeeper Derrick Were’s blunder when he fired over while substitute Bright Anukani was selfish not to release a free Charles Lwanga as the midfielder went for power to shoot over and wide.

Byekwaso will surely take many positives from this game but he will feel that this team is still far from where he wants them to be

Ssenyonjo is back on scoresheet for the first time since he returned from the AFCON U20 championship while a goal for Poloto is a big boost for the midfielder who is always out nursing injuries.

The team return to winning ways having gone three games without a win – They drew goalless with Police after back to back losses over Vipers and Bright Stars at Lugogo.

Relegation Becoming Real For Kyetume

Kyetume have work on their hands if they are to add another season in the top flight since beating Kansai Plascon 4-1 in May 2019 in playoffs final.

They have not won on the road in the league this season from 12 games!

Winning at KCCA, a side that beat them in the first round seemed a big ask but they made it easy for them when they decided to sit back and absorb pressure.

They did not trouble Charles Lukwago the whole first half and their only threatening attack came from left back Richard Matovu who saw his cross thwarted before reaching Ezra Bida.

They greatly improved in the second half but couldnt sustain pressure and failed to balance their back and offense.

They have six games to go, including URA, SC Villa and Vipers not mention on form Bright Stars.

What Next – KCCA visit UPDF on May 19 at Bombo while Kyetume will host URA in Nakisunga on the same day.

Team Starters

KCCA – Charles Lukwago, Peter Magambo, Denis Iguma, Hassan Musana, Gift Ali, Moses Aliro, Herbert Achai, Ashraf Mugume, Samson Kigozi, Julius Poloto, Sam Ssenyonjo

Kyetume – Derrick Were, Henry Orom, Richard Matovu, Joshua Kigozi, Felix Okot, Julius Lule, Steven Kabuye, Isaac Kirabira, Nicholas Kasozi, Ezra Bida, Cephas Kambugu


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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