Twelve time league champions KCCA FC also nicknamed Kasasiro boys on Friday evening detained Police FC at Lugogo in a nine goal thriller in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League encounter.
Billed by many as a game of purists, the game lived to its expectation of free flowing football but at the end of the day, the garbage collectors proved to be a class apart as they tore Police FC into threads at Lugogo.
It rained goals at Lugogo that in only 26 minutes, the Ugandan Cup defending champions had scored five times and in total, the game had seen six goals before recess for both teams.
KCCA took the lead in the 15th minute when budding youngster Julius Poloto was set by Jackson Nunda to fire from a distance to throw fans into frenzy and wild celebrations from both players and supporters took over the StarTimes stadium which is a home to both teams.
Thing never got better for Police FC who were like panel beaters at the back when Muzamir Mutyaba doubled KCCA’s lead only five minutes later but things were not yet over when Mike Mutyaba took the game beyond reach with a third goal two minutes later.
Despite playing a bit better going forward, Police’s defence continue to deteriorate when they let in two more goals in a space of 9 minutes from Muzamir and Jackson Nunda to make it 5-0 for KCCA.
The law enforcement officers however managed to pull a goal back through Juma Balinya a few minutes before recess.
Returning after recess, the cops looked to have got a kiss of life when they exhibited a beautiful display that saw them get a second goal only 11 minutes after recess and ensured they reduced on the deficit.
However despite a resuscitated display at Lugogo, the Kasasiro boys indicated they were made in heaven when second half substitute and Cranes hero Patrick Kaddu scored their sixth barely two minutes after coming on for Jackson Nunda.
KCCA had taken the game beyond reach for the cops but things were not yet done when Derrick Kakooza scored the third for Abdalla Mubiru’s boys only 8 minutes to the final whistle but this was not enough to save the situation at Lugogo.
By the time the final whistle went, the game between the two most entertaining teams in the league had seen a total of 9 goals but the Kasasiro boys accounted for six of these.
Mutebi not satisfied
Speaking shortly after the game, KCCA FC gaffer, Mike Mutebi said despite both teams producing an entertaining game for the fans, the coaches were not pleased with their respective teams’ performances.
“The game was good for spectators but for the coaches, both teams were wanting. We (KCCA) were better and exerted ourselves on the opponent but we were not so effective. We should have scored more,”Mutebi told journalists during a post –match press conference.
The KCCA coach however heaped praise on the Police FC players for displaying a free flowing game that he said should be copied by other teams in the league.
“Police were playing well and despite being on the losing end, they stuck to their style of play which was good.”
The win took KCCA FC to 33 points, eight clear of second placed Vipers SC but the former having played more games.
StarTimes Premier League results
KCCA FC 6-3 Police
Onduparaka 0-0 Mbarara City
Tooro United- 1-0 Ndejje University.