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AUPL: Maroons FC Shock KCCA FC

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KCCA FC 0-0 Maroons FC, Startimes Stadium

Newly promoted Maroons FC produced the biggest shock of match day 1 when they managed to hold defending Azam Uganda Premier League Champions KCCA FC to a goalless draw at the Phillip Omondi stadium.

Both teams started the game very cautious but they soon opened up spaces and in the 7th minute.

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 Maroons attacker Pius Obuya had his shot closed out by Charles Lukwago.

KCCA FC little starlet Allan Okello was denied twice in the space of a minute by Maroons Shot Stopper, Emmanuel Akol before Referee Rajab Bakasambe called off an end to  the first half affair.

Maroons FC had a penalty appeal denied when Paul Musamali looked to have deflected Obuya’s shot to the corner.

Pius Obuya and William Wadri continued to trouble KCCA FC’s Centre backs Timothy Awany and Paul Musamali but a cutting edge was not found as both teams settled for a stalemate.

Reactions

KCCA FC Coach Mike Mutebi: “We played against a much organized side; they gave us a very good test; they did it with a lot of enthusiasm. We never created many chances, but it’s the beginning of the new season.”

Maroons FC Coach Asaph Mwebaze: “It was a good performance from the boys, so it’s a good point earned at the expense of the defending Champions. I’m hoping that we can build on that come the next matches.”

What next for both sides

KCCA FC’s next league game is a trip to Bombo Barracks to play Moses Basena’s UPDF.

Maroons FC’s next two league games will be at home. Onduparaka and URA FC will visit Luzira Prisons.

The rest of the games

Vitalis Tabu scored the lone goal late in the 73rd minute as Villa picked 3 points against Soana FC at Masaka Recreation ground.

At Champions Stadium, Vipers SC were held to a goalless draw by a 10 man Bright Stars FC.

The rest of other fixtures in the Azam Uganda Premier League produced no goal.

Teams Used

KCCA Starting XI: Charles Lukwago, Timonthy Awany, Denis Okot, Habib Kavuma (Paul Musamali), Paul Mucureezi, Isaac Kirabira, Muzamir Mutyaba (Lawrence Bukenya 67), Isaac Muleme, Allan Okello (Julius Poloto 55’), Derrick Nsibambi and Tito Okello.

Unused Subs: Benjamin Ochan, Filbert Obenchan, Allan Oryek and Ibrahim Wamannah.

Coach: Mike Mutebi

Maroons FC

Emmanuel Akol, Godwin Kitagenda (Ivan Wani 60’), Eddie Kapampa, Richard Ayiko, Maxwell Okello, Allan Anguyo, Junior Amanya (Felix Okot), Ronald Orombi, Pius Obuyo, William Wadri (Patrick Gonahasha 85’) and William Kiibi.

Unused Subs: Ashadu Bugembe, Samson Mutyaba, Musa Ssali, Felix Okot and Solomon Ewol.

Officials

Referee: Rajab Bakasambe

Assistant Refereee: Isa Masembe and Paul Omara.

Fourth Official: David Odoi.

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