By: Erias Kayondo
Second half goals from Allan Okello ensured a win for the hosts at Lugogo against struggling UPDF FC.
KCCA FC had chances to kill off the game in the first half but goalkeeper Bashir Sekajja was great on the day between the sticks.
Following UPDF resilience, Mike Mutebi made an immediate substitution in which Paul Mucureezi replaced Jackson Nunda before KCCA FC was forced into another substitution when injured Muzamir Mutyaba was replaced by Solomon Okwalinga 7 minutes later.
In the 55th minute, Sulaiman Majanjalo got a yellow card when he fouled Paul Mucureezi and 12 minutes later he was sent off when he got a second yellow card for a foul on Allan Okello.
Down to ten men, UPDF FC fell prey to KCCA’s attacks with Allan Okello, Julius Poloto and Patrick Kaddu making constant runs into the final 3rd with only a few minutes left.
The attacks finally paid off after 81 minutes of play when Allan Okello found the first goal of the game to put KCCA FC in the lead.
6 minutes later, Okello picked a rebound amidst UPDF defenders and punished them for the reluctance by doubling the lead for the hosts.
In the 3 minutes of additional time, Okello had an opportunity to score a third goal to his name but was obstructed by his own Patrick Kaddu who later fired wide.
The win takes KCCA to 43 points and they leapfrog Vipers Sc to the second position while UPDF FC remains 12th with 25 points.
The next fixture will see KCCA FC pay a visit to Luzira to face Maroons on 12th, April, 2018 FC while UPDF will visit Express FC at Wankulukuku stadium on 17th, April, 2018.