The reason KCCA FC goalkeeper Charles Lukwago was voted the man of the match could partly explain why record league Champions SC Villa failed to win at Lugogo in the Azam Uganda Premier League on Thursday evening.
The Masaka based side created a mouthful of chances in the first half and after recess but Lukwago carried the day with his heroics proving the difference between both team until the 86th minute when the home side saw the back of the net.
Everything went SC Villa’s way most of the time until 46th minute when Jackson Nunda paved way for youngster Allan Okello who became a menace for the visitors on the pitch.
Okello’s impact was visible on the pitch as he piled more pressure on the enemy’s team and this yielded with a goal on the 86th minute mark from a free kick to sink the record champions at the Star Times stadium in Lugogo.
Speaking shortly after the game, SC Villa assistant Coach Paul Mutakabala admitted his team dominated the game but fell short of putting the ball at the back of the net on Thursday evening.
“We created better chances but the quality of our finishing is not what we wanted. It is one of the losses that hurts to lose one nil but we shall pick the positives,”Mutakabala told a post- match conference.
The SC Villa assistant coach heaped praise on youngster Allan Okello whom he said had a field day on Thursday.
KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi praised his goalkeeper Lukwago and youngster Okello for lifting the team and bag the three points.
“Lukwago was fantastic and is currently the best goalkeeper in the country. He gives calmness to the team,”Mutebi said.
The win propels the defending champions KCCA FC to second position on the Azam Uganda Premier League table on 32 points, the same as Vipers but the former with a better goal difference.
Army side UPDF are languishing at the bottom of the 16 team log with only 14 points collected from 17 games played.
On the top scorer’s chart, Vipers’ Milton Kariisa is leading with eight goals whereas teammate Dan Mzee Sserunkuuma is second with a goal less.