Two goals in either half of the game were enough to ensure KCCA FC won the Kampala bragging rights against record champions SC Villa in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Friday evening at Lugogo.
Coming into the game, the home side had lost away to Mbarara City but this didn’t stop them from putting up a scintillating performance against rivals SC Villa.
The hosts took the deserved lead only 10 minutes after kick-off when teenager Joseph Kafumbe poked the ball into the back of the net after defender Moses Kiggundu failed to clear a cross to send KCCA FC fans into frenzy at the fully packed StarTimes stadium.
KCCA FC never relented as they took charge of matters at Lugogo and it was not long until they scored a second when Erisa Ssekisambu slotted the ball past the SC Villa goalkeeper off a Sam Ssenyonjo assist to ensure the game ended 2 nil at half time.
After recess, the garbage collectors started from where they had ended to dictate matters at Lugogo and this paid off when Mustafa Kiiza’s long-range shot proved too strong to be stopped by SC Villa Saidi Keni.
Allan Okello put the icing on the cake in the last minutes of the game to ensure the Kasasiro boys annihilated the Jogoos in fashion to tame the high flying Villa but also win bragging rights in the Kampala derby.
Speaking shortly after the game, KCCA FC coach Mike Mutebi heaped praise on his youngsters for recovering from the Mbarara defeat to annihilate SC Villa.
“We are the best team in Uganda and if we are to play against a good SC Villa side, we must put up a good performance. The boys gave a very good account of themselves against an organized side,”Mutebi said.
The gaffer also didn’t leave the post-match press conference without applauding youngster Sam Ssenyonjo for a man of the match performance that saw him make three assists and score a goal.
For SC Villa coach, Edward Kaziba, his team was overpowered by their opponents at Lugogo.
“The truth is that KCCA FC played a good game. They were better on the day,”Kaziba said.
He, however, blamed the artificial turf that he said his players are not used to as another factor that cost his team greatly.
The win ensured KCCA FC moved to second position on 29 points, two above 4th placed SC Villa.