KCCA humble Onduparaka to close gap on Vipers

KCCA midfielder Yasser Mugerwa takes on Onduparaka’s Davis Mayanja (Credit: KCCA FC Media)

Uganda Premier League 2021-2022 (Match Day 18):

  • Saturday, 19th February 2022: KCCA 3-1 Onduparaka

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club registered a 3-1 home win over Onduparaka at a fully packed MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Saturday, 19th February 2022.

Herbert Achai, Arafat Usama and Hassan Jurua scored the goals for KCCA on the sunny evening.

Baden Mujahid’s long range first time shot was the consolation for the visitors.

Achai gave KCCA a first half lead on 34 minutes with a well curled free-kick after good planning involving midfielder Yasser Mugerwa.

Herbert Achai and Yasser Mugerwa celebrate KCCA’s opener against Onduparaka (Credit: KCCA FC Media)

The former Kibuli SSS student curled the ball past diving goalkeeper Michael Kagiri into the top corner of the goal.

On the hour mark, Usama doubled the lead following a goal melee after goalkeeper Kagiri had initially saved Davis Kasirye’s close range tap-in.

Arafat Usama celebrates his goal against Onduparaka. He scored for the second successive game after the away strike at Mbarara City (Credit: KCCA FC Media)

The visitors pulled back a goal through Mujahid’s first time volley past goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan with 7 minutes to play to give the Catarpillars hope of a possible come back.

Mujahid’s first time shot came off 25 yards from a headed clearence by defender John Revita.

Defender Jurua had other thoughts altogether with a stoppage time winner, a goal from over 30 yards that flew straight to the goal.

There were two cautions for KCCA for Brian Majwega and Jurua (removed shirt after scoring).

Onduparaka captain Muhamad Shaban, a former KCCA player was also booked as well as left footed midfielder Davis Mayanja.

Herbert Achai was named the pilsner man of the match.

KCCA now has 39 points, one shy of the table leaders Vipers after 18 matches for these two title chasing clubs in the box.

Hassan Jurua (left) in celebration with Charles Lwanga. Jurua scored a stunning strike but was booked for removing the shirt in celebrations (Credit: KCCA FC Media)
KCCA goalkeeper and team captain Benjamin Ochan

Next Games:

Onduparaka play host to Jinja’s Gaddafi on 1st March 2022 whilst KCCA will make the short trip across town to play Express at the Betway Mutesa II Wankulukuku Stadium on 4th March 2022.

Team Line Ups:

KCCA XI: Benjamin Ochan (GK, Captain), Hassan Jurua, Filbert Obenchan, John Revita, Herbert Achai, Gift Ali Gigi, Ashraf Mugume, Yasser Mugerwa, Erisa Ssekisambu, Usama Arafat, Davis Kasirye

Substitutes: Derrick Ochan (G.K), Rogers Mato, Joseph Kizza Bukenya, Brian Aheebwa, Charles Lwanga, Innocent Wafula, Brian Majwega

Head coach: Morley Byekwaso

Onduparaka XI: Michael Kagiri (G.K), John Rogers, Patrick Matovu, Amayo Ahmed, Dennis Ojara, Davis Mayanja, Mujahid Baden, Abasi Kateregga, Shaban Muhamad (Captain), Patrick Sserunjoji, Emmanuel Oketch

Substitutes: Hamza Geriga, Ponsiano Ssegonja, Ronald Mubiru, Nathan Oloro, Gabriel Matata, Norman Ogik, Ivan Okello

Head coach: George Lutalo

Match Officials:

  • Center Referee: Rajab Bakasambe
  • Assistant Referee 1: Gilbert Ngyendo
  • Assistant Referee 2: Mustapha Mafumu
  • Fourth official: Habiba Naigaga
  • Assessor: Samuel Turyomurirwe

KCCA 3-1 Onduparaka all goals (Credit: KCCA FC TV) 

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