For the first time in 25 years, KCC FC will contest a Uganda Cup final against arch rivals SC Villa.
The two giants meet this Saturday June 6 at Kyamate Grounds in Ntungamo seeking their only silverware in the campaign having lost the league title to Vipers SC.
KCC FC last won the competition in 2004 when they beat another rival Express FC but share same number of Cup crowns as SC Villa.
They will be gunning for 9th and their first in eleven years but how did they reach the finals? Kawowo Sports’ Ismael Kiyonga takes you through their journey.
Round of 64: Seeta United 1-2 KCC FC
Abdallah Mubiru’s charges started the campaign with an away trip to Mukono where they faced regional league side Seeta United.
Herman Wasswa and Michael Birungi scored for the visitors before a late penalty saw the hosts snatch a consolation.
Round of 32: URA FC 1-2 KCC FC
A repeat of last year’s finals, this was arguably the draw every team would have loved to avoid.
It was an away trip for the league champions then, against the defending champions but they did leave Lugazi smiling thanks a 2-1 victory.
William Wadri and Tom Masiko scored for the Lugogo side in quick succession in the first half before Ssentongo pulled one back for the Tax Men.
Masiko’s goal is without doubt the best of the competition.
Round of 16: Ndejje University 0-3 KCC FC
It was another away trip for the Kasasiro Boys but they did dispatch the hosts in Luwero with ease.
Owen Kasule scored a brace before William Wadri sealed victory with a late goal on a rainy day.
Quarter Finals: Kyambogo FC 1-1 KCC FC (KCC FC won 4-1 on penalties)
Kyambogo FC had eliminated Premier league sides Vipers and Sadolin Paints at their venue and it was time for KCC FC to pay a courtesy visit.
On a sunny Sunday afternoon, KCC found themselves trailing by goal to nil at half time but Herman Wasswa restored parity with a well dispatched penalty moments after the break after a foul on Baker Lukooya.
However, the hosts held on to the result not only in normal time but also extra time calling for post-match penalties.
It was at this particular moment that the Yellows prevailed winning 4-1 to reach the last four.
Semi-finals: KCC FC 1-0 Lweza FC (first leg), Lweza FC 0-1 KCC FC (second leg)
It was a two legged tie that belonged to Herman Wasswa as he scored a goal in both ties to guide Abdallah Mubiru’s side to the finals.
A header in the first leg at Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo was followed with a well worked goal at Wankulukuku a week later
Finals: SC Villa Vs KCC FC?
Cup Top Scorer for KCC FC: Herman Wasswa – 4 goals.