AUPL: Ssimbwa’s Return to Lugogo Climaxes With Defeat to KCCA

Geoffrey Serunkuuma (L) had a difficult time time on Tuesday. (Photos by: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Defending champions KCCA FC needed  two  second half goals to ensure former boss Sam Ssimbwa’s first return to Lugogo was a disaster  when he lost to his former pay masters  on Tuesday evening in the Azam Uganda Premier League.

The Kasasiro boys had earlier in the first half found difficulties in breaking  Soana’s back as veteran midfielder Vincent Kayizzi, dosage prodigal son Brian Majwega , Paul Mucureezi, Joseph Ochaya and  lead striker Geoffrey Sserunkuuma missed a number of chances that have proved the difference between the 2 sides  before recess.

Brian Majwega was left cursing

Brian Majwega was left cursing

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On several occasions, Ochaya’s crosses either landed in the hands of Soana’s shot stopper Didi Mohamad or were too wide off the goal mouth.

Soana however kept strong trying to with Willy Kavuma and Kamada Ssebaggala enjoying the day in the midfield for the visitors   but their passes could not penetrate the defending champions’ defence.

Skipper Dan Wagaluka’s crosses also yielded nothing as they were either intercepted or went wide ensuring both teams had a fair share of the first half.

KCCA FC's Ivan Ntege battles for the ball with Misi Katende

KCCA FC’s Ivan Ntege battles for the ball with Misi Katende

A few minutes after recess, an attack started by goal keeper Benjamin Ochan to skipper Dennis Okot who passed the ball to Mucureezi yielded nothing as substitute Derrick Nsibambi staggered with the ball only to be cleared by the Soana defenders.

The resilient Soana were however broken into in the 64th minute after a red card to defender Misi Katende who handled Mucureezi’s shot   that was destined for the visitors’ net.

Cranes left back Ochaya then took the penalty that was repulsed by the visitors’ goal keeper but his defenders could not clear the ball giving chance to Ochaya score from a rebounder.

Coaches Sam Simbwa (L) and Mike Mutebi were busy throughou the match

Coaches Sam Simbwa (R) and Mike Mutebi were busy throughout the match

The red card served to ease the work of the defending champions who now mounted more pressure on Soana who had turned defensive .

A few minutes later in the 67th minute, last season’s best midfielder Muzamir Mutyaba was at it again breaking   Soana’s defence before putting the game beyond reach for the visitors.

In an interview with Chimpreports, KCCA FC defender  Timothy Awany said the red card to the visitors helped ease their job and eventually they broke through Siana’s defence.

The win on Tuesday evening saw the defending champions collect  the maximum 9 points  from 3 games played in the Azam Uganda Premier League whereas  Soana now have 4 points .


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