AUPL: KCCA Start Title Defence With Home Win

KCCA players celebrate Sserunkuma's goal (Photos by: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Two goals from either half of the game ensured the defending champions KCCA FC started their bid to defend the Azam Uganda Premier League title on a high note with a home win against Jinja Municipal Council in a game played at the Philip Omondi stadium, approved Lugogo on Friday evening.

A twentieth minute rebounder from Joseph Ochaya   after Paul Mucureezi’s failed strike ensured the defending champions took the lead at the Philip Omondi stadium.

The goal was only a relief after the home side’s failure to covert a number of clear-cut chances they had earlier got through Mucureezi and Sulaiman  Akinyemi  only to be saved by the visitors’ goalie Benon Wagima whereas many went wild and ensuring the game ended one nil  at recess.

Vincent Kayizzi in action on Friday evening.

Vincent Kayizzi in action on Friday evening.

Meanwhile, clinic on the 60 minute mark, link pint sized  forward Viane  Ssekajugo  who had on several occasions looked  dangerous to  KCCA FC’ defence  was rewarded  with a beautiful curled in kick from the left side of the  pitch that caught  the home’s goalie out of position before finding the back of the net at Lugogo.

Prodigal sons Geoffrey   Sserunkuma and  Brian Majwega who were  playing their  league debut games after returning   had  a  better day for the home side and were influential in KCCA’s efforts to ensure the league title defence.

It was a battle for titans on Friday

It was a battle for titans on Friday

Their hard work was paid in the 65th minute   when Sserunkuuma rose  higher than anyone else on the pitch  for  a beautiful header after  Ochaya’s cross  and the goal   ensured   Jennifer Musisi’s boys   bagged all the 3 points on the day.

He went on to be named the man of the match on Friday evening.

Speaking shortly after the game, KCCA assistant coach Morley Byekwaso was full of praises for Sserunkuuma and Majwega’s efforts that ensured his team started the title defence on a high note.

“It is always hard to win the first game and that was exhibited when we struggled in the first half but their experience was key to winning today’s game,”Byekwaso told journalists.

Geoffrey Sserunkuuma(C) celebrates his goal with Vincent  Kayizzi(R) and Denis Okot(L)

For Geoffrey Sserunkuuma, the desire by the senior players to impress national team coach Milutin  Micho ensured he played well and delivered as required by his team.

“I felt it was time I played at the top of my game and I hope it will be the same display in the following games and you never know I might return to the national team,”Sserunkuuma told journalists.


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