Kagimu brace subject KCCA to first home defeat

DAVID GOMBE

Shafik Kagimu brace inspired URA FC to a 2-1 win over KCCA FC at StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo. The result saw the home side suffer their first home league defeat since the loss to Vipers SC in 2017.

Kagimu handed the tax collectors a deserved lead after 25 minutes with a superb low shot that beat KCCA FC custodian Charles Lukwago. The home side had a sluggish start into the game and nearly went two down when Joachim Ojera forced Lukwago into a save in the 32nd minute.

KCCA FC’s best chance of the half fell to Jackson Nunda in the final minutes but his effort went wide. Sam Simbwa’s charges deservedly went into halftime leading 1-0.

Early in the second half, KCCA FC tactician Mike Mutebi introduced on Muzamir Mutyaba for Sulaiman Mutyaba. At an hour minute, the visitors also introduced on Victor Kilama for Abdullah Nyanzi.

In the 66th minute, the hosts were awarded with a penalty after Muzamir Mutyaba was brought down by Hudu Mulikyi. Skipper Timothy Denis Awany calmly converted from the resulting spot to restore parity.

Joachim Ojera and Moses Sseruyidde proved a handful for KCCA and with only 10 minutes left to play, URA FC were awarded a penalty when Kizza fouled Ojera inside the box. Kagimu took up the responsibility and fired in the visitors’ second.

Patrick Kaddu and Allan Okello were both withdrawn for Gift Ali and Allan Kyambadde respectively on the hosts side. The tax collectors also introduced on Mathew Odongo Tayo for Joachim Ojera and Peter Lwasa for Robert Omonuk.

Timothy Denis Awany and Mustafa Kizza were the only players to be cautioned.

KCCA FC stays top of the log with 45 points and are now only three points above second placed Vipers SC whereas URA FC is in fourth place with 35 points accumulated.

KCCA FC next host SC Villa on Saturday 2nd March whereas URA FC will welcome BUL FC on Sunday 3rd March.

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