Uganda Cup: KCCA triumphs over Express in 1st semi-final outing

Uganda Cup Semifinal:

  • 1st Leg: KCCA 3-2 Express

Express’ Musa Mukasa (left) battles for the ball with KCCA’s Derrick Nsibambi at the Phillip Omondi stadium

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) football club registered a 3-2 home victory against Express during the first leg of the Uganda Cup semi-finals on Friday evening at the Philip Omondi stadium, Lugogo.

Tom Masiko opened the scoring charts with a wonderfully curled free-kick near the edge of the 18 yard goal mark following Farouk Matovu’s foul on Geofrey Sserunkuma.

Sserunkuma then converted a penalty three minutes into the second half after a foul on Masiko inside the goal area.

Express pulled a goal back through Simon Sserunkuma in the 59th minute but it was quickly neutralized by another Geofrey Sserunkuma goal following spade work from partner in crime, Derrick Nsibambi.

Sserunkuma crossed for Allan Kyambadde as the 2014 footballer of the year made  it 3-2.

KCCA’s Isaac Muleme as well as Express’ Sam Senkoomi and Allan Kyambadde were cautioned for non-sporting conduct.

The return leg will be hosted at the Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku this Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the second leg of the other semi-final between Sadolin Paints and Paidha Black Angels shall be played at Mandela National stadium, Namboole.

Paidha Black Angels have a 2-0 advantage following the first leg win at Bar Okoro Zombo stadium.

The final shall be played on 10th June 2017 at the Green Light Stadium in Arua.

Team Line ups:

KCCA XI: Douglas Kisembo (G.K), Denis Okot Oola (Captain), Timothy Awany (69’ Habib Kavuma), Paul Musamali, Denis Rukundo, Lawrence Bukenya, Isaac Muleme, Tom Masiko, Paul Mucureezi (49’ Isaac Kirabira), Derrick Nsibambi, Geofrey Sserunkuma

Subs Not Used: Charles Lukwago (G.K), Sulaimon Akinyemi, Vincent Kayizzi, Robert Sentongo

Express XI: Emmanuel Opio (G.K), Musa Mukasa (Captain), Yayo Lutimba, Farouk Matovu, Sam Senkoomi, Simon Sserunkuma, Allan Kyambadde, Mahad Kakooza, Noah Semakula (75’ Jean Dider), Juma Sebadduka (52’ Steven Luswata), Sulaiman Jingo (53’ Joseph Ssemujju)

Subs Not Used: Mohamed Nadhir (G.K), Hassan Mohamood, Daniel Otto, Sharif Mohamed Ochaya

Match officials:

Center Referee: Denis Batte

Assistant Referee 1: Hussein Bugembe

Assistant Referee 2: Ronald Katenya

4th official: Okello Lee

Match commissioner / Cordinator: Rose Meya

Media Officer: Clive Kyazze

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