KCCA lose points

KCCA FC and Express FC played out a goalless draw at MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo. This was the first time KCCA FC failed to score in a league game this term.

The game which didn’t have a lot to write home about started off with KCCA FC using the middle of the park more to penetrate into the final third but Murushid Juuko and Denis Otim marshalled the backline to ensure safety.

In the 11th minute. Express’ Lumu Isa went into the referee’s book for tagging on Anaku’s shirt at the center line just when the young man seemed like he had whisked away from the entire away team’s backline.

Majwega dribbled past his man and crossed in the away team’s box but custodian Otim was equal to the task. Express then made the first change of the game, Deus Bukenya replacing Lumu in the 17th minute.

The game which didn’t have a lot to write home about started off with KCCA FC using the middle of the park more to penetrate into the final third but Murushid Juuko and Denis Otim marshalled the backline to ensure safety.

With two minutes to the half hour mark, Iguma Dennis and Sadat Anaku interchanged beautifully in the Express’ box, the former’s shot flew wide with Denis Otim beaten.

In the 33rd minute, Anaku’s header was palmed away by Otim on the goal line. That being KCCA FC’s best chance in the opening stanza.

Charles Musiige had the best opportunity to end the half with the visitors leading in the 38th minute but he failed to control the ball and slot home blasting is effort over the bar with the goal wide open.

After the break, KCCA FC switched to using flanks but Godfrey Lwesibawa and Erick Kambale worked double to stop the constant raids. Herbert Achai could have opened the scoring for the table leaders in the 55th minute but his long range drive went over the bar.

In the 62nd minute, KCCA FC survived on one end and skipper Benjamin Ochan had a quick start to Anaku whose shot was parried over the crossbar by Express’Otim.

In the 77th minute, Anaku’s had the game’s best moment of offensive promise but his header flew wide off the upright with the goal at his mercy.

In the 80th minute, Mato Rogers rattled the woodwork with a smart final touch of so much confusion in the away team’s box.

Byekwaso rung some changes. He made a triple substitution, introducing Jurua Hassan, Musa Ramathan, Kigozi Andrew for Usama Arafat, John Revita and Rogers Mato.

Team Line-ups;
KCCA FC XI; Benjamin Ochan, Innocent Wafula, Herbert Achai, John Revita, Dennis Iguma, Gift Ali, Ashraf Mugume, Arafat Usama, Brian Majwega, Mato Rodgers, Sadat Anaku

Express XI; Dennis Otim, Enock walusimbi, ISSA Lumu, Murushid Juuko, Nicolas Kasozi, Mahad Yaya , Godfrey Lwesibawa, Charles Musiige,George Senkaaba, Kambale Erick, Ssekyembe.