December 9, 2021

Masaza Cup 2021: Ten-man Kyadondo share spoils with Ssingo

By Edwin Kyle Kule
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Ten-man Kyadondo were held by Ssingo in a 2-2 stalemate in the 2021 Masaza Cup at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru on Monday afternoon.

Kenneth Kimera and Mike Kayongo both scored braces for their Ssaza sides respectively in the game played under the scorching sunshine at Njeru.

In the seventh minute, Kimera curled a freekick beyond the wall and keeper’s reach to give Kyadondo an early lead after intense pressure right at the start of the game.

After two minutes, Ssingo replied instantly with a leveller through Kayongo to regain parity and bounce Ssingo back into a game.

Following an equaliser, Ssingo looked the better of the two with great composure and well-engineered attacks from the back, however unluckily failing to convert from the many chances.

In the 29th minute, Kimera completed a brace with an emphatic finish. He controlled a dropping ball with the left foot before he pulled off a shot with the right.

On the return of the second half, Aldrine Kambale came on for Isaac Ssenyunjja who was so silent in the first stanza.

In the 60th minute, Ssingo nearly levelled matters through Timothy Ssenfuma whose shot was fumbled by Kyadondo’s goalkeeper Enock Kibuuka before they cleared the ball away.

Five minutes later, Ssenfuma was asked to pave way for Eddie Bulwanyi for Ssingo’s first change as they continued to hunt for an equaliser.

Kyadondo made a change bringing on Marvin Mayombo in the place of Kisakye Kibumba.

As the game went on, Ssingo continued to push more bodies in the attack as they searched for a leveller which forced Kyadondo to play long ball clearances from their half.

In the 77th minute, Eddie Bulwanyi beat his marker before he laid a hard cross into the dangerous area, Kibuuka pushed the effort away before Kayongo scored from a rebound.

With four minutes to end the game, centre referee Richard Kimbowa gave Fred Ntambi a controversial yellow card which was the second to the defender calling him off the field of play.

The result means Kyadondo remains on top of the group with four points from the two games ahead of Buluuli who are second with three points.

Ssingo picks a point from their first game giving them the third position ahead of Gomba and Kabula who are pointless after each playing a single game.

Kyadondo returns to action on Monday, November 29 against Buluuli while Ssingo will be playing against Buluuli on Saturday November 27.

How they lined up

Kyadondo XI: Enock Kibuuka, Yuda Dumba, Christopher Tebandeke, Patrick Oyeiti, Fred Ntambi, Kisakye Kibumba, Peter Kigunddu, Henry Wamala, George Kizza, Kenneth Kimera, Isaac Ssenyunjja

Ssingo XI: Francis Kasumba, Livingstone Mbigo, Shafiq Ssesanga, Jackson Ssembatya, Lauben Lubwama, Ibrahim Ssenkungu, Bright Adoa, Timothy Ssenfuma, Mike Kayongo, Cyrus Mukalazi, Joseph Ssewaali

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