KCCA FC suffered a second consecutive StarTimes Uganda Premier League defeat after a 2-1 home loss to URA FC at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.
The Kasasiro Boys headed into the game off the back of another 2-1 defeat to arch-rivals SC Villa on Tuesday, with coach Mike Mutebi labelling the encounter ‘another difficult challenge’.
URA had the upper hand in the fixture, winning two of their last three games against KCCA since January 2019.
Brian Aheebwa capped a brilliant and vibrant start for the hosts in the 26th minute with his seventh goal of the season.
Samson Kigozi’s deep cross from the right picked up Sam Ssenyonjo at the far post who placed his header into the path of his partner Aheebwa to head into an empty net.
It looked like KCCA were to stroll over their visitors as they continued to probe at their goal, and nearly had a second, but Aheebwa volleyed over the cross bar with the goal gapping.
Sam Ssimbwa made two changes, bringing on Moses Sseruyidde and Brian Majwega for Julius Mutyaba who limped off with injury and Arafat Galiwango respectively.
The pair’s introduction turned the tide for the Tax Collectors with Sseruyidde adding purpose and intent to their play, often picking up Joachim Ojera on the right to create havoc.
URA found the leveler as Majwega’s corner from the left was headed in by Benjamin Nyakoojo for his second goal of the season in the 32nd minute.
Minutes later, a mazing run from Ojera past Hassan Musana picked up Sseruyidde inside the area, with the midfielder going down behind a Herbert Achai’s challenge.
Ivan Sserubiri could not level matter for URA’s lead as he blazed his effort over the crossbar.
Captain Shafic Kagimu put URA in the lead, tapping in from inside the six-yard box following another menacing from Ojera.
URA continued with their dominance for much of the second half but failed to extend their lead. KCCA failed to find a grip on the game even after the introduction of Bright Anukani for his debut and Steven Sserwadda.
URA now climb to the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on 11 points ahead of Police FC who have played a game less.
KCCA on the other hand continue to falter after their brilliant start to the season, they have now lost two games in a row after winning their opening three games.
The league will now take a two-month break to allow preparations for the CHAN tournament and will resume in February 2021, with URA’s next challenge coming against Express while KCCA will play BUL FC when the league resumes.
How they lined up
KCCA FC XI: Charles Lukwago (GK)(C), Herbert Achai, Denis Iguma, Peter Magambo, Hassan Musana, Samson Kigozi, Ashraf Mugume, Stefano Mazengo, Kezironi Kizito, Sam Ssenyonjo, Brian Aheebwa
URA FC XI: Alionzi Nafian, Ashraf Mandela, Arafat Galiwango, Paul Mbowa, Benjamin Nyakoojo, Julius Mutyaba, Saidi Kyeyune, Shafiq Kagimu, Ivan Sserubiri, Joachim Ojera, Steven Mukwala