Allan Okello and Pius Obuya Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
  • Maroons 0-0 KCCA

Maroons Football Club played to a goal-less draw with reigning league champions KCCA at the lake side Prisons Stadium in Luzira in a rare Thursday game.

[/media-credit] Maroons wonder boy Pius Obuya dribbles past Allan Okello during the game Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

In the only game of the league played on the day, there were limited scoring opportunities as the defence lines were at their best as well.

Particularly, KCCA’s goalkeeper Charles Lukwago was well positioned to close down a Solomon Walusimbi one against one five minutes into the second half before the forward blasted the ball over the bar.

Walusimbi was released by left footed midfielder Pius Obuya, who had just moments earlier come on for Ronald Kikonyogo as the second half kicked off.

Similarly, Maroons goalkeeper Ashadu Bugembe was well positioned to stop Allan Okello’s stoppage minute shot from 20 yards before second half substitute Muhammed Shaban headed the ball out.

Shaban had replaced Paul Mucureezi in the 66th minute.

[/media-credit] Maroons line-up vs. KCCA Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Maroons defender Maxwell Okello, a second half substitute for the injured Allan Anguyo cleared a teasing ball from Hassan Musana with about 11 minutes left on the clock.

Musana, a mid-season signing from BUL had replaced Mustapha Kizza after 73 minutes.

[/media-credit] KCCA line-up vs. Maroons Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The other half chance in the game was midfielder Ronald Orombi’s shot that from 25 yards that narrowly missed target on 80 minutes.

Like the first round encounter at Lugogo, 90 minutes clocked with both sides showing no dividend in terms of goals scored.

This was Maroons’ 15th draw of the season in 23 matches that leaves them with 33 points in the 6th place.

[/media-credit] Maroons head coach Asaph Mwebaze commands the team players from the touch line Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

KCCA miss the chance to close gap on leaders SC Villa Jogoo who have played a game ahead.

The Kasasiro team now has 44 points from 22 matches with the Jogoos having accumulated 49 points in 23 matches.

[/media-credit] Allan Okello attempts to shoot at goal. He nearly scored in stoppage time but Maroons goalkeeper Ashadu Bugembe came good Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Next Matches

KCCA travel to the intimidating Green Light Stadium to face Onduparaka on Tuesday, 17th April 2018.

On the same day, Villa will be home against Vipers.

Maroons’ next match will be away to Uganda Revenue Authority on Friday, 20th April 2018 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

Team Line Ups:

Maroons XI: Ashadu Bugembe (G.K), Eddy Kapampa, Richard Ayiko, Silvester Okello, Allan Anguyo (55’ Maxwell Okello), Ronald Orombi, Ronald Kikonyogo (46’ Pius Obuya), Yahaya Luuti, William Kibi, Solomon Walusimbi, Ivan Wani (90’ Sydney Chika)

Subs Not Used: Eric Dhaira (G.K), Junior Amanya, Alex Wogalo, Emmanuel Olinga

KCCA XI: Charles Lukwago (G.K), Denis Okot Oola, Mustapha Kizza (73’ Hassan Musana), Paul Musamali, Timothy Awany (Captain), Isaac Kirabira, Paul Mucureezi (66’ Muhammed Shaban), Jackson Nunda (62’ Solomon Okwalinga), Julius Poloto, Allan Okello, Patrick Kaddu

Subs Not Used: Tom Ikara (G.K), Lawrence Bukenya, Fillbert Obenchan, Habibu Kavuma

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

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