AUPL: KCCA FC Edge Past Saints FC to Consolidate Lead at the Top

Serunkuuma celebrates recent goal

Uganda Premier League
The Saints 0-1 KCCA FC

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) football club stretched their lead at the top of the Uganda premier league table picking win on the road against the Saints FC.

In the game played on Friday at the Champions stadium in Mwererwe the defending champions nicked a hard fought against struggling Saints to stretch their lead to four points ahead of second placed SC Villa.

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Prolific striker Geoffrey Sserunkuma scored the all-important goal on the day as KCCA FC registered their 4th away win in the season.

The other away wins for the Lugogo based side include Lweza, clinic Bright stars and BUL.

Both sides played a cautious game in the opening minutes with either side failing to find the spark coming early in the game.

Goalkeeper Charles Lukwago who started ahead of first choice Benjamin Ochan needed to pull off an acrobatic save to deny Robert Nakyenalire at the half hour mark.

Moments later, prostate Robert Ssentongo had the chance to put KCCA FC ahead but failed to find the target in a tight angle.

Julius Malingumu got the first chance after recess to fire Saints in the lead but goalkeeper Lukwago once again came out early enough to deny the stocky forward.

The deciding moment came in the 57th minute when Kayizzi who had replaced Paul Mucureezi at the start of the second half won possession and passed to Ssentongo.

Ssentongo then laid up Geoffrey Sserunkuma who placed the ball into the far bottom corner of the net way beyond goalkeeper Alex Mugabi’s reach.

The result means KCCA FC register their 13th win in the season moving to 41 points Ann stay on top of the table while Saints remain 12th on 21 points.

The Saints starting XI

Alex Mugabi, Aggrey Kirya, Issa Mubiru, Dennis Ssekitoleko, Joseph Othieno, Noah Kasule, Rogers Aloro, Gerald Bagoole, Robert Nalyenalire, Julius Malingumu, Abdunoor Lukwata

KCCA FC starting XI

Charles Lukwago, Dennis Okot, Habib Kavuma, Paul Musamali, Joseph Ochaya, Isaac Kirabira, Paul Mucureezi, Brian Majwega, Muzamir Mutyaba, Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Robert Ssentongo.


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