- KCCA 2-1 Bright Stars
Contentious refereeing was on show at Phillip Omondi stadium, Lugogo as KCCA ended a four-match winless streak with a slim but important victory over Bright Stars.
Geoffrey Sserunkuma and an own goal from Innocent Asiimwe handed the Kasasiro a 2-1 victory with Victor Aweko would be equaliser turning into a consolation.
Coming off two successive disappointing stalemates, KCCA weren’t as deadly as they are always at the turf thanks to partly fatigue and also missing their creative midfielder Allan Okello (school) and Muzamiru Mutyaba (malaria).
But in the 12th minute, they earned a penalty when Brian Majwega went down in the area although it appeared as though there was no foul on the winger who had got at the end of Paul Mucureezi through ball.
The visitors protested David Oula’s decision but Sserunkuma calmly slotted home from 12 yards for his 15th goal of the league.
But the lead lasted just fifteen minutes as Aweko put Fred Kajoba’s side level from close range with KCCA backline that missed the services of experienced Habib Kavuma ball watching.
Surprisingly, there was at least a would be genuine penalty to the Kasasiro when the ball hit the arm of defender Kanana but Oula wasn’t interested.
It was even at half time and Mike Mutebi, in KCCA dugout made his first change withdrawing the young Mustafa Kizza for Isaac Muleme.
The hosts now started to play better attractive football and Tom Masiko twice had efforts blocked after good inter-play with Majwega.
But pressure paid off in the 55th minute when a weak header from Mucureezi found Asiimwe who in an effort to clear danger put the ball into his own net.
The goal awoke the visitors with Kajoba taking off injured Asiimwe for Seif Batte and later introducing Fred Ssegujja and Remegious Jjungu.
They resorted to long balls with target man Joshua Kawadwa asking all sorts of questions to the hosts’ backline.
With ten minutes to go, a poor back pass from Awany was met by Kawadwa who was brought down on the edge by the onrushing Benjamin Ochan and a free kick was awarded by Oula who surprisingly, opted to book the goalie despite him a denying a goal clearing chance and being the last man.
There was also another controversial decision from the man in the middle as the Kawempe based side forced a hand ball inside the area but no penalty was given as Oula waved play on.
KCCA now move within a point of second placed SC Villa on 46 points after 21 games, with a two game advantage while Bright Stars are now 9th with 27 points.