By Baron Kironde
KCCA FC has progressed to the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarter-finals after a 5-0 aggregate victory over Maroons FC.
In two games played two days apart, the Kasasiro Boys have scored five times against Charles Ayiekho’s struggling FUFA Big League side.
The 3-0 win at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo has ensured that the Kasasiro Boys proceed to the last eight on 5-0 aggregate after winning 2-0 in the first leg.
The first leg advantage Morley Byekwaso’s boys carried into Wednesday’s game helped them to play with so much confidence against the Prison Warders.
Defenders Herbert Achai and Hassan Jurua netted both goals at Luzira as KCCA bounced back from a league defeat to Bright Stars to beat Maroons by 2-0 in the Uganda Cup.
KCCA looked even much better playing at home. As early as the 7th minute, Sadat Anaku went past Dhaira and slotted home for KCCA making it 3-0 on aggregate.
At the half-hour mark, Peter Magambo headed over the crossbar before Steven Sserwadda doubled the hosts’ lead three minutes later to extend KCCA’s advantage.
In the 54th minute, Maroons had a chance to pull one back after being awarded a penalty, but Derrick Musali’s effort rattled the frame of the goal and went wide.
With so much of the days work already done, KCCA coach Morley Byekwaso made a triple substitution towards the hour mark of the game with Juma Balinya, Stefano Mazengo and Bright Anukani coming on for Sadat Anaku, Gift Ali and Samson Kigozi.
Juma Balinya scored his first goal for KCCA to seal the much-deserved victory in the 90th minute.
How the teams lined up
KCCA FC: Charles Lukwago, Ramadhan Musa, Peter Magambo, Hassan Jurua, Musana, Dennis Iguma, Gift Ali, Steven Sserwadda, Kigozi, Herbert Achai, Sadat Anaku
Subs: Matovu, Juma Balinya, Moses Aliro, Samuel Kato, Bright Anukani, Kezironi Kizito, Stefano Mazengo
Maroons FC XI: Eric Dhaira (GK), Shammary Ramathan, Isma Kawulo, Joel Ogwang, Ronald Orombi (C), Vicent Zziwa, Patrick Bayiga, Pius Oodwin Kitagendabuya, David Ndihabwe, Samuel Omara, Musa Ssali
Subs: Amir Nalugoda, Godwin Kitagenda, Maxwell Okello, Derrick Mudali, Abraham Tusubira, Bronson Nsubuga, Emmanuel Olinga