By: Danito Nsubuga
Only 2 players have managed to score 4 goals in a single match in the last 5 years and Mohammad Shaban becomes the 3rd
Richard Wandyaka for JMC against Soana in 2015-16 game ended 4-0 in Kakindu
Brian Nkuubi scored 4 against Entebbe in 2014-15 season. Game ended 7-0
KCCA FC out competed, out classed and out played a hapless URA side that looked like a team already in holiday.
It’s a kind of a victory that sends a serious warning to fellow title contenders that it won’t be a walk in the park to dethrone them of their crown.
KCCA started their rout as early as the 8th minute when Muhammad Shaban pounced on a delightful delivery from Allan Okello to draw the first blood.
URA showed some flashes of brilliance, knitting some silky short passes and they finally got a result out it when Jimmy Kulaba headed in a Fred Okot corner kick delivery on 25 minutes.
With 3 minutes to the break, Muhammad Shaban restored KCCA ‘s lead with a rebound off an Isaac Kirabira’s 25 yard shot that Mathias Muwanga failed to deal with and punched back in Shaban’s way.
Returning for the 2nd period, KCCA coach Mike Mutebi withdrew Jackson Nunda for Paul Mucurezi, a move that injected more pace into the game.
14 minutes later, Shaban Muhammad stamped more damage to the tax collectors by completing his hatrick and the second of this season from another spilt ball that Muwanga failed to deal with.
Substitute Paul Mucurezi also registered his name on the score sheet with a clinical finish to put the score far from URA’s reach.
Before Mucurezi’s goal sank in, Shaban Muhammad happened again with another beautiful finish, his 4th on the day and the 11th of the season, putting him only 1 goal behind Nelson Senkatuka the league top scorer.
Saidi Kyeyune pulled back an other goal for URA after a quick exchange of passes with Shafiq Kagimu on 63 minutes.
It was at this moment that every URA’s sympathiser wished for the referee to call it a day but the fourth official signalled that 4 additional minutes will have to be played.
It’s these minutes that Allan Okello used to register his name too on the sheet after delivering a hatrick of assists and finally substitute Patrick Kaddu headed in the 7th goal of the day.
The victory sends KCCA to 48 points but they remain 3rd, only one point behind leaders Vipers SC who beat Masavu 3-1 on the same day.
KCCA will visit Vipers SC on Friday 27th April in an other mouthwatering tie that will be of great significance as regards the destiny of the championship.
URA whose coach Paul Nkata resigned immediately after the match, will visit Onduparaka FC on 2nd of May 2018.
Vipers SC 3-1 Masavu FC
Soana FC 1-3 Proline FC
UPDF 1-0 BUL FC