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Uganda Cup Final: KCCA FC Seek to End Double Jinx Against Tricky Paidha Black Angels

The Uganda Cup trophy (Photo by FUFA media)

Uganda Cup final 2017
Paidha Black Angels vs KCCA FC
Greenlight stadium 4pm
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If there is anything that has continued to distance Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) from the VEK(Villa-Express-KCCA) triangle it not winning a domestic double.

SC Villla have managed the feat four times while Express did it once in 1995, therefore , this leaves KCCA FC out as the odd man in the three traditional giant clubs of Uganda’s football.

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Ahead of the Uganda Cup final this Thursday, KCCA FC is aware of what is at stake and the target will be putting a halt to the long jinx.

To win the elusive double KCCA FC have an uphill challenge in Paidha Black Angels whom they take on in the final to be played at Betway Greenlight stadium in Arua.

KCCA FC team manager Mike Mutebi is quite aware of what is at stake and he believes his team has an upper hand on Paidha to lift the title.

There is no doubt that we go into this game as overwhelming favorites, that is a fact. But this calls for extra effort to make sure we play to that status

The manager told the club website before indicating that Paidha Black Angels will not be a walk in the park.

We respect them and I believe they are not in the finals by accident. They have played themselves to this stage so we accord them the respect they deserve

With the double target at stake, the manager confirms that this has pushed the team to work harder to break the jinx.

Everyone at the club wants to be part of history as the first KCCA FC team to win a domestic double. So the players are even fueled more ahead of the game.

In a similar breath, Paidha Black Angels coach Hussein Keri is oozing with confidence that his team can go on to shock KCCA FC and write history.

 

“We are ready for the final and focus from everyone on the team is encouraging and I believe we are in the right shape ahead of the final,”

“KCCA FC are a good team without a doubt, they won the league and doing well on the continent but we are equally a great time who have reached the finals not by accident but rather through hard work,” Keri noted.

Keri believes the team has achieved a lot but winning the title would be the best filling and an icing on the cake.

“We have made history already by reaching the finals but that doesn’t mean we give away the final. We want to win the Uganda Cup to even make more history,” he indicated.

KCCA FC road to the final

Round of 64

This was the first game that KCCA FC played in this year’s tournament. And the draw pitted the 8 time winners against West Nile regional side, Koboko Raising Stars.

Playing at home (Philip Omondi stadium), KCCA FC did not find trouble in easing past Koboko Raising stars winning the game 6-1.

Ivan Ntege, one of the rear names on the scoreboard, found time to score in this fixture.

Round of 32

At this stage, KCCA FC was supposed to visit Lungujja Galaxy at their home ground(Kadiba playground in Mengo). However, an agreement between the Twp sides saw the tie played at Phillip Omondi stadium and KCCA FC eventually won the game 6-0

Round of 16

One of the thrilling game of the 2017 Uganda Cup saw KCCA FC the on Mbale based side Kataka FC.

With a mammoth crowd watching the game at Bufumbo playground, KCCA FC put up a late surge to go past a resilient Kataka FC

It required Derrick Nsibambi to come off the bench and score twice in the final stages of the game for KCCA FC to win 5-2

Quarterfinals

Another tough game for KCCA FC.

The game played at Mandela National stadium between Police FC and KCCA FC ended in a goalless draw in normal time but Derrick Nsibambi once again rose to the occasion in extra time to help KCCA FC win 1-0.

Semifinals

Taking on record champions Express FC, KCCA FC did not find it easy but got advantage of playing the first leg at home.

Winning 3-2 at home with Geoffrey Sserunkuma(brace) and Tom Masiko scoring, a goalless draw in the return leg at Wankulukuku was enough to take KCCA FC to their 16th Uganda Cup.

Paidha’s road to the final

Round of 64

Just like every Fufa Big League team, Paidha Black Angels started their campaign at this stage.

They had to make a daunting trip to Muteesa II stadium, Wankulukuku in Kampala to take on Hope Doves.

The game ended in a 3-3 draw in normal time and had to be decided on a penalty shootout.

Paidha eventually won the tense shootout 4-3 to progress to the next round.

Round of 32

The draws pitted Paidha Black Angels against Lira’s Bright Light and still the angels had to travel away.

There were no scores after normal time and thus, the tie had to be decided on spot kicks. The Zombo based side won 5-4 on penalties.

Round of 16

Playing their third game in Uganda Cup, Paidha Black Angels still had the draws pit them against Western regional side Fort Boda Boda Football club still away from home.

Paidha had to endure another long trip from Zombo to Buhinga stadium in Fort Portal town.

The game ended in a one all draw in normal time. And like the trend had been at the previous rounds, Paidha still won the penalty contest 2-1 to book a berth in the quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals

At this stage, Paidha were drawn against defending champions Vipers and still, they had to play away from home.

The Black Angels defied odds edging past holders Vipers and condemning them to their first defeat at the newly constructed St.Mary’s stadium.

Fred Amako scored the lone goal to send Paidha Black Angels to the semifinals.

Semifinals

Paidha Black Angels drew Sadolin Paints in the semifinals. Being a two legged affair, Paidha hosted the first leg at the Bar Okoro stadium in Zombo district.

Emmanuel Rubangakene and Okumu scored to help Paidha win the first leg 2-0.

The return leg at Namboole ended 2-1 in favour of Sadolin Paints but Fred Amaku’s away goal proved vital helping Paidha Black Angels progress to their first ever final 3-2 on aggregate.

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