Paul Mucureezi Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
[/media-credit] Geoffrey Sserunkuma wasn’t effective on the day Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

KCCA left it late against Egypt’s Al Masry at Phillip Omondi stadium thanks to Derrick Nsibambi late winner inside the last minute of stoppage time.

The striker, who came off the bench for injured Muzamiru Mutyaba volleyed home after Benjamin Ochan free kick eluded the defence.

The Kasasiro dominated and should have scored more but were lethargic and also denied the brilliant visitors’ defence and fantastic goalkeeper.

But who was the pick of the bunch? Ismael Kiyonga was at the Phillip Omondi stadium to dish out his player ratings…

Benjamin Ochan 7.0: He was largely tested through the 90 minutes but commanded his area with authority. He assisted the winner from a free kick inside his own half.

Denis Rukundo 6.0: Kept danger man Abdallah Saleh well and often ventured forward when chance came.

Isaac Muleme 6.5: He proved to his coach why he is pivotal to the team by putting up a brilliant display. Often put his body on the line and tackled well

Denis Okot 7.5: His game reading on the day was fantastic and made a couple of interceptions to stop the Al Masry attacks especially on the break.

Paul Musamali 7.0: It says it all he is one of the men Mutebi most likes in the side. He filled the void left by Awany and Kavuma to the maximum and it will be tough to see them dislodge him in the return leg.

Tom Masiko 8.0: Back to his best after a few sub-par performances. He was unfortunate not to score from a brilliant second half free kick.

Paul Mucureezi 5.0: Drifted in and out of the game after being denied by the woodwork inside seven minutes.

Muzamiru Mutyaba 6.0: Decent link-up play but should have done better when provided with opportunity to venture forward.

Allan Okello 5.5: Another anonymous display in a big game by the young lad but had a few decent touches inside the opening half of the game although he went into oblivion as the game grew.

Brian Majwega 6.0: Threatening with the ball but never willing to hurt the opponent with his late deliveries into the area.

Geoffrey Sserunkuma 5.0: Kept under check by the big Egyptian centre backs and missed two good chances in the first half. His goal scoring run in 2017 ended.

Substitutes

Ivan Ntege 6.0: His introduction was timely as he thwarted opponents attack that gained belief

Derrick Nsibambi 7.0: He made the difference with the solo goal of the game. He timed his run well and hit the ball far beyond the goalie.

Robert Ssentongo 6.0: Came on for Sserunkuma and denied by the goalkeeper from close range with a headed attempt.

Coach Mike Mutebi 8.0: Had the courage to name an attack minded eleven and made good substitutions.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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