Uganda Cup final 2017
Paidha Black Angels 0-2 KCCA FC
Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club transited their dominance from the league to clinching the 2017 Uganda Cup title and break the long standing jinx of not winning the domestic double.
A goal in either half from the prolific of Geoffrey Sserunkuma and Derrick Nsibambi ensured KCCA FC eased past Paidha Black Angels in the final played on Thursday at Betway greenlight stadium.
Before the game, this web there was honoring of assistant referee Samuel Kayondo who was officiating his final game in a career he has served for 22 years.
Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago and CEO Jennifer Ssemakula Musisi also made the trip to West Nile to support their team.
Paidha Black Angels got the first opportunity of the game as early as the 3rd minute when Timothy Awany’s indecisive pass was picked by Rashid Said but his effort was easily collected by goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan.
Seven minutes later, KCCA FC got the lead through reliable striker Geoffrey Sserunkuma after capitalizing on a mistake at the back by Stephen Mwaka.
Mwaka failed to clear away from danger and Sserunkuma did no mistake to tap the ball into the bottom left corner of the net.
Paidha had another chance to level matters with Cromwell Rwothomio sending a low drive but Ochan was in position again to save.
The chances kept fluctuating in the following moments including Rashid Said getting another opportunity at the stroke of halftime.
Twelve minutes after recess, on form striker Derrick Nsibambi doubled the lead for KCCA FC with a classic finish.
The lethal forward lashed onto a long ball from Dennis Okot before firing past on rushing goalkeeper Data Said to send KCCA FC loyal fans into wild cheers.
KCCA FC opted for changes with Paul Musamali who had been booked paving way for Habib Kavuma while Muzamir Mutyabya also came off and was replaced by Isaac Kirabira.
KCCA FC now win their 9th Uganda Cup title and also achieve the much needed domestic double feat to join clubs like SC Villa and Express as the other teams that won the double.
Paidha Black Angels starting XI
Data Saidi, Fred Amaku, Uyirwoth Erick, Francis Oting, Kalidi Odagiu, Joel Mundua, Stephen Mwaka, Cromwel Rwothomio, Nseta Sabiri, Fred Nsereko Male, Rashid Said
Nsibambi finished the season as the top scorer with eight goals while youngster Lawrence Bukenya was voted MVP.
KCCA FC were awarded a trophy and a dummy cheque of UGX 7M while Paidha Black Angels got UGX 5M.
KCCA FC starting XI
Benjamin Ochan, Denis Okot, Timothy Awany, Paul Musamali, Bukenya Lawrence, Isaac Muleme, Vincent Kayizzi, Muzamir Mutyaba, Tom Masiko, Derrick Nsibambi, Geoffrey Sserunkuuma
MVP- Top scorer – Derrick Nsibambi (8goals)
Best goalkeeper – Emmanuel Rubangakene (Paidha Black Angels)
Fufa Presidential Award – Jennifer Musisi
Fair Play Award – Paidha Black Angels
Best Referee – Alex Muhabi
Best Coach – Mike Mutebi
Best Print Media – Daily Monitor
Best Online Media – Kawowo Sports
Best Radio – Radio Packs (Arua)
Best TV-Bukedde TV