Uganda Cup Semis: KCC, Villa Triumph

Goal hero, Waswa celebrates a previous goal

Eight time Uganda cup champions KCCA FC and SC Villa had to navigate through tough terrains to qualify for the semi-finals on Sunday.

The defending league champions, site information pills KCCA FC survived a shock from regional team, price Kyambogo FC after an early goal from Brian Kayemba left them trailing.

The lower tier side pressed from the onset and five minutes towards the break, Hakim Ssenkumba gave away possession for the goal as his to be back pass to Benjamin Ocan was intercepted by Kayemba for the opener, sending the fans abuzz.

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After the break, coach Mubiru changed his game plan, bringing on Joseph Ocaya and Paul Mucuurezi.

The efforts yielded just ten minutes into the break when Kyambogo custodian Joseph Etyang was forced into fouling Baker Lukooya leading to a penalty.

Herman Waswa stepped forward and restored parity from the spot. The match remained balanced with both sides attacking but no one got lucky.

Spot kicks

The match ended level forcing the referee to call for spot kicks. The league champions were the first to take with Waswa repeating the fete by placing the first kick beyond Etyang’s reach for the first before Ocan saved Emma Ochieng’s ensuing kick.

Owen Kasule, Joseph Ocaya and Isaac Ntege completed the rest while only Wilberforce Kanya managed to score for the host with Etyang blasting over the bar to end it 1-4.

In Namboole, Isaac Muleme came back to haunt former masters with an extra time penalty after Martin Mpuuga was penalized for handling the ball in the box.

The penalty was however contested by the hosts leading to the expulsion of Farouk Kawooya from the pitch. The visitors then managed to hold on to their goal till the end of extra time. The game had ended barren after 90 minutes.

SC Villa and KCCA FC now join Lweza and Bul FC for the semi-final slots. The draws will be held on Wednesday 22nd April at the FUFA house Mengo.

Uganda cup quarter final 2015 Results:

9th April 2015: Lweza fc 1-0 Police fc- UGANDA CLAYS PLAYGROUNDS, Kajjansi

Monday 13th April 2015: Bright Stars 1-2 Bul FC- Champions stadium Mwererwe, Matugga

Sunday 19th April 2015: Kyambogo FC 1(1) – 1(4) KCCA FC- UPK playgrounds, Kyambogo University

Sunday 19th April 2015: SC Victoria 0-1 SC Villa- Mandela stadium, Namboole.


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