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Mayanja On the Wheel As Brilliant KCCA Down Villa

Sunday, April 23
*Wakiso Giants 3-0 Onduparaka
*KCCA FC 4-1 SC Villa


KCCA picked a deserved 4-1 win over rivals SC Villa in a league game held at Lugogo on Sunday evening in Coach Jackson Mayanja’s first game.

Goals from Simon Kankonde, Saidi Mayanja, Rogers Mato and substitute Julius Poloto ensured that Kasasiro Boys bagged maximum points.

Charles Bbaale scored the only goal for the Jogoos as they lost on the road.

It was a winning start for new coach Mayanja who was taking charge of his first game at Lugogo after the resignation of Morley Byekwaso.

KCCA, with two games in hand, move two points behind leaders SC Villa, a result that sees the Lugogo-based side back to winning ways after four winless games.

Jackson Mayanja (Bata Images)

For Villa, it was another poor day for them as they suffered back to back losses – They came into the game on the back of Arua Hill defeat. The remain on top with 43 points.

It was a beautiful evening for KCCA, who dominated from the word go, and the result was all but sealed inside the first stanza.

They created a couple of half chances with Kankonde and Okello making endless runs in the final third.

Their efforts paid off in the 21st minute through Kankonde, who rose highest to node in home a well delivered cross from Allan Okello.

And five minutes later, youngster Mayanja made it two, heading home a beautiful cross from Congolese born forward Kankonde.

Action at Lugogo between KCCA (yellow) and SC Villa

KCCA, who were dorminant could have scored more before the break but were wasteful.

Mayanja missed with a keeper to beat, Kankonde sent his effort wide while Okello also came close.

For Villa, who were at the receiving end, Umar Lutalo had the best chance, but his effort outside the area was kept out by goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan.

After the break, Villa pulled one back through Bbaale, who slotted in home after a poor clearance by goalkeeper Ochan.

Villa then looked lively with the introduction of exciting midfielder Travis Mutyaba.

And they started opening up, created a couple chances as they searched for a leveller.

But the hosts, KCCA remained composed and waited for their turned.

And at the hour mark, KCCA made a perfect counter attack with Mato finishing off a brilliant pass from Moses Waiswa to make it three.

With two goals down, Villa tried to stage a come back but failed to break a compact KCCA defence.

And later in added minutes, substitute Poloto, who came in for Okello put the icing on the cake, slotting in home off Mato’s cut back pass and the last nail in Villa’s coffin.

Victory ensured the KCCA bounced back to winning ways. They moved to 41 points in the second position, two below leaders SC Villa who have played two games more.

For Villa, it was bad in office for Jackson Magera’s men, on a day they will live to forget. They remained on top with 43 points after 23 games.

How they lined Up

KCCA FC- Benjamin Ochan GK, Mustafa Mujuzi, Haruna Lukwago , Mustafa Kizza, Goefrey Wasswa, Denis Iguma, Allan Okello, Waiswa, Mato Rogers, Saidi Mayanja, Tshiungu Kankonde

SC Villa- Martin Elungat GK, Fred Gift, Joseph kafumbe, Kenneth Ssemakula, Goffin Oyirwoth, Umar Lutalo, Charles Bbale , Tabu Oryem, Hassan Musana, Edward Masembe, Ivan Sserubiri

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