KCCA FC registered a well deserved 3-0 victory over their hosts Wakiso Giants in what was the first encounter for both sides in the new StarTimes Uganda Premier League campaign.
The game that was played at Kabaka Kyabbagu Stadium on Sunday October 17 ensured that the Kasasiro Boys ascended to the helm of the group with a more commanding goal difference than anyone else.
Sadat Anaku, Davis Kasirye and Ashraf Mugume scored for the visiting side to award Morley Byekwaso with his maiden win as full KCCA FC head coach.
Anaku needed only three minutes at the start of the game to try the opposition goal and to probably vindicate the gaffer for choosing him in the starting lineup ahead of the many options but his effort went begging.
In the seventh minute, the industrious striker (Anaku) saw his efforts paid off when he opened the scoring account with a powerful header past the opposition custodian Samson Kirya.
The Purple Sharks nearly responded immediately through Frank Ssebuufu but the lanky striker’s header went wide off Moses Aliro’s cross in an agonizing fashion.
After seven minutes, Davis Kasirye tried his luck at the home team’s goal only for his shot to go above the crossbar before he made it count and extended the lead to two after a calm finish to tap home Denis Iguma’s cross. This was in minute 30.
Wakiso’s first clinical chance came in the 40th through Frank Ssebuufu but KCCA’s skipper Benjamin Ochan pulled off a spectacular save before doing the same with Rahmat Ssenfuka’s shot two minutes later.
With only ten minutes into the second stanza, Ashraf Mugume pulled off a scorcher outside the 18-yard area to register KCCA FC’s third, a beauty worthy of winning any football game.
Douglas Bamweyana introduced Jack Komakech, Amos Muwonge and Tom Matsiko for George Kaddu, Ivan Bogere and Senfuka respectively hoping to change the state of affairs.
Four minutes later KCCA made a triple substitute introducing Usama Arafat, Rodgers Mato and Brian Aheebwa for Brian Majwega, Julius Poloto and Kasirye respectively.
In the 71st minute, substitute Mato managed to beat his opponent and laid a low cross for Aheebwa who missed from close range, a miss which is not quite synonymous with the forward.
Three minutes later Yasser Mugerwa and Sam Ssenyonjo came on the pitch for Mugume and Anaku in a gesture meant to close out the game to the opponent.
No sooner had the substitutes come on pitch than the referee blew his final whistle to send the team from Lugogo top of the table with just one game played.
The visitors will return to action on Saturday, October 23 against Gaddafi FC in an home fixture at MTN Omondi Stadium.
Wakiso Giants on the other hand will look to forget this humbling defeat in a hurry as they travel to the St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende to lockhorns with Vipers SC in yet another baptism of fire to be played on Friday, October 22, 2021.
How they lined up
Wakiso Giants XI: Samson Kirya, Edward Satulo, Hassan Wasswa, Simon Namwanja, Moses Aliro, George Kaddu, Joshua Lubwama, Rahmat Senfuka, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Frank Ssebuufu, Ivan Bogere.
KCCA XI: Benjamin Ochan (Gk), Innocent Wafula, Herbert Achai, Dennis Iguma, Geoffrey WasswaAshrafaf Mugume, Julius Poloto, Brian Majwega, Gift Ali, Davis Kasirye, Sadat Anaku