Uganda Cup Quarter Final: Lweza FC 1-0 Police FC

Defensive midfielder, Peter Kamanje scored a spectacular long range effort after 56 minutes to help Lweza eject Police F.C in a Uganda Cup quarter final duel played at the dusty Uganda Clays play ground in Kajjansi on Thursday.

Kamanje’s wonder strike followed a barren opening 45 minutes that witnessed a series of half chances created for either side.

The Entebbe road based outfit had a golden chance blown when former Uganda Cranes international forward, Geofrey Sserunkuma had his goal bound effort saved by goalie, Douglas Kisembo inside 10 yards with 20 minutes played.

Uganda U-23 towering striker, Umar Kasumba had a goal disallowed for a ‘suspect’ offside decision by the day’s referee, William Ssenkumba in the 25th minute.

Lweza missed doubling the lead when Francis Sembatya shot across of goal mid the second half.

Police second half replacement, Umar Bulega, who replaced Frank Kawooya threatened as he injected pace to the visitors’ fore front.

His combination with Ssenyonjo and Kasumba almost yielded instant results but Majwega in Lweza’s goal posts and his entire back line of skipper, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Henry Wamala, Farouq Musisi and Ayub Kisaliita defended gallantly for the home side.

Wagaluka Fights Own Goal Keeper:

Dan Wagaluka in action at the Uganda Clays Play ground on Thurdsay, 9th April 2015

Bar the victory for Lweza, the match witnessed an ugly scene when winger, Dan Wagaluka nearly fought with team mate, goalkeeper, Michael Majwega after the later confronted him for loose marking as the game pressure grew with time.

The referee, Ssenkumba had to quickly intervene and arrest the situation, and ironically with no booking for either players as clearly stipulated per the laws of the game.

The victory for the Uganda premier league debutant side comes at a time when the side is struggling to keep afloat in the league.

Lweza thus qualifies for the semi finals of the Uganda Cup with the other quarter final matches yet to come.

REACTIONS:

Police Coach, Angelo Lonyesi:

The ground used for the quarter final match was alarming. So sad, we play on such a terrible ground when the team hosts their league games on a better Wankulukuku turf.

Hamza Kalanzi, Lweza F.C Coach:

We could be struggling in the league, but now, our dreams of lifting the title will come true given the fact that the semi finals will be two legged.

Team Line Ups:

Lweza F.C:

Michael Majwega (G.K), Henry Wamala, Farouq Musisi, Ayub Kisaliita, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Peter Kamanje, Dan Wagaluka, Geofrey Sserunkuma, Francis Sembatya, Michael Sserumaga

Changes: 68’ Michael Sserumaga Out, Julius Mutyaba, 85’ Francis Sembatya Out, Fred Kalanzi in, 86’ Peter Kamanje Out,  Swaibu Mudde In.

Sub Not Used: Julius Ssegujja (G.K), Hood Kaweesi, Arthur Ssemazzi, John Kisakye

Police F.C:

Dougals Kisembo (G.K), Godfrey Kateregga, Edward Nkuume, Erias Lubambula, Sadat Kyambadde,Yasin Mubiru, Rahamat Ssenfuka, Frank Kawooya, Peter Ssenyonjo, Umar Kasumba, Yasin Mayimba

Changes: 70’ Ben Ocen In, Yasin Mayimba, 73’ Umar Bulega In,  Frank Kawooya, 78’ Osman Mutumba In, Rahmat Ssenfuka,

Subs Not Used: Tony Okello (G.K), Ibrahim Kibumba, Edwin Hasule, Harunah Mulindwa

Referee: William Ssenkumba

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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