On Saturday June 6, 2015, Kyamate Ground in Ntungamo district will witness history as SC Villa take on KCC FC in this year’s Uganda Cup final.
The two sides both tied on eight Uganda Cup titles will be seeking to end the season with silverware after they were beaten to the league title by Vipers SC.
Away from that, this won’t be the first time the two giant clubs and arguably Uganda’s most successful will be battling out in the finals but the fourth. Kawowo Sports’ Ismael Kiyonga revisits the previous three and reviews what happened in 1983, 1987 and 1990.
SC Villa 1-0 KCC FC – 1983 [Goal by Sula Sentamu]
This was the first ever meeting between the Blues and Yellows in the finals of the oldest cup competition in the country.
KCC FC went into the game seeking their first double having clinched the league already while SC Villa were searching for silverware to console them for the loss of the league.
By far, the Kasasiro Boys were favourites going by their squad which had big names such as John Latigo, Charles Katumba and the great Phillip Omondi among others.
However, they were stunned by a sole strike from Sula Sentamu and despite endless threats on the Villa goal, Jamil Kasirye who was in goal on the day remained resilient to deny KCC double championship.
SC Villa XI: Jamil Kasirye (Captain), Dan Lutalo, Godffrey Kisitu, John Jumba, Paul Hasule, Moses Ndaula, Shaban Mwinda, Ronnie Vvubya, Fred Serwadda, Rogers Nsubuga, Sula Sentamu, Davis Kamoga, Sam Mubiru , Sunday Mokili, George Mukasa (coach) and Eriab Kamya (Team Manager)
KCC XI: John Tebusweke, Yusuf Ssonko, Charles Katumba, Peter Wandyette, John Latigo, Sam Musenze (Captain),Charles Masiko, Fred Mugisha, Moses Nsereko (Coach/player), Sam Mugambe, Peter Mazinga, Frank Kyazze, Fred Kiyingi Musisi, Phillip Omondi and Godfrey Kateregga.
KCC FC 1-0 SC Villa – 1987 [Frank Kyazze 38]
Four years later, the two sides clashed again in the finals. This time round, it was SC Villa chasing a double as KCC had lost the league title to their rivals.
If paying back in same currency is what one would prefer, KCC did exactly that winning 1-0 thanks to a first half goal from Frank Kyazze.
In their ranks then, KCC had George ‘Best’ Nsimbe, Paul Ssali, Charles Baker Masiko (father to current KCC assistant Captain Tom Masiko) and Sam Ssimbwa among others.
KCC XI: Paul Ssali, Hannington Semazzi, Charles Masiko (Captain), Tom Lwanga (coach/player), John Latigo (coach/player), Julius Kibuuka, George Nsimbe, Sam Ssimbwa, Joseph Sekitto, Frank Kyazze and Phillip Omondi
SC Villa XI: Edward Nassamba, Yusuf Ssonko, Geoffrey Higenyi, Paul Hasule (Captain), George Otto, Sula Kato, Ronald Vubya, Twaha Kivumbi, Magid Musisi, Godfrey Kateregga, Alex Olum and Sunday Mokili. Coach: Polly Ouma
KCC FC 3-0 SC Villa – 1990 [Charles Baker Masiko, Jackson Mayanja and Isa Sekatawa – Steven Bogere saw RED]
Forget 1983 and 1987 were a sole goal determined the champion, 1990 was totally a different story as KCC beat SC Villa 3-0 to once again, deny them a double.
Like it was in 1987, SC Villa had beaten KCC FC to the league crown and with just the Uganda Cup left for the Yellow Boys, they didn’t hesitate to show class.
Goals from Charles Masiko, Jackson ‘Mia Mia’ Mayanja and Isa Sekatawa sealed the win as SC Villa finished with a man less as Steven Bogere got marching orders.
KCC XI: Bright Dhaira, Moses Senkubuge, Charles Masiko, Derrick Muyanja, David Kavule, Charles Ssenyange, Sam Ssimbwa, George Nsimbe, Jackson Mayanja, Issa Sekatawa, Godfrey Serunyigo and Yusuf Gitta. Coach: Tom Lwanga
SC Villa XI: Charles Ssimbwa, Paul Hasule (Captain), William Nkemba, Raymond Luganda, Magid Musisi, Adam Semugabi, Sula Kato, Robert Ssemakula, Stephen Bogere, Twaha Kivumbi, Sunday Mokili and Zaidi Tebesigwa. Coach: Geoff Hudson
Who will take the day in Ntungamo or KCC FC?