Uganda Cup 2018/19 (Round of 64):
KCCA 8-2 Amuka Bright Stars
Vipers Vs Rushekere Growers (*Rushekere Growers failed to travel to St Mary’s Kitende)
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Football Club kicked off the Uganda Cup defence in emphatic style winning 8-2 during a round of 64 duel played at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo on boxing day.
Uganda Cranes international Mike Mutyaba starred with a personal hat-trick, a lion’s share of the goals scored on the sunny evening.
Steven Sserwadda and Allan Okello each grabbed a brace as well as second half substitute Julius Poloto got the other goals for the 10 time Uganda Cup winners.
A goal in each half from Christopher Kirya and Bronson Nsubuga were mere consolation strikes for the visiting FUFA Big league side.
Sserwadda nodded home the game opener as early as the 12th minute, thanks to Herbert Achai’s inviting delivery from the left.
Mutyaba got his first of the three goals 7 minutes later, a tap-in inside the goal area past goalkeeper Shadrack Ssebulime.
Sserwadda became the first KCCA player to be cautioned by FIFA Referee Alex Muhabi for an unsporting conduct (foul) on Felix Oyari after 29 minutes.
Mutyaba second his second almost in similar fashion as the second with Okello still providing the assist two minutes past the half hour mark.
Two minutes after restart, Sserwadda raced onto a loose back pass to round off goalkeeper Ssebulime and finish into an empty net for KCCA’s fourth goal.
Mutyaba would be third goal was disallowed by first assistant referee Musa Balikoowa Ngobi after his wall pass with Okello found him in an off-side position.
Amuka Bright Stars pulled a goal back in the 41st minute through Christopher Kirya, against the run of play.
Mutyaba returned in the limelight once again with a score.
The former Express and Vipers forward bagged hat-trick after he controlled a high ball inside the penalty area by Bernard Muwanga before a calm finish past the goalkeeper Ssebulime, also the last piece of action for the opening 45 minutes.
Amuka Bright Stars’ first change on the evening came four minutes into the second half.
Denis Omedi replaced James Baker Ocaya before another Dennis entity, Okem came in for the dread-locked Joel Ayella after 52 minutes.
KCCA’s day’s captain Allan Okello registered his name onto the score-sheet on 50 minutes.
Okello cut inside from the right before shooting customarily with the curler to beat goalkeeper Ssebulime.
On the hour mark, Okello got his second beating the advancing goalkeeper in a one against one incident after being set up Sserwadda.
On 64 minutes, KCCA called for a double change.
Left footer midfielder Jackson Nunda replaced winger Muwadda Mawejje and Muzamiru Mutyaba came on for Nicholas Kasozi.
KCCA suffered an injury upset when Herbert Achai was stretchered off with a leg injury before Julius Poloto, himself off a long injury lay off took over his place with 20 minutes left on the clock.
It took 9 minutes for Poloto to register his name among the day’s scorers with a calm finish over the goalkeeper after side stepping Felix Oyari on the left wing.
Amuka Bright Stars scored yet another consolation through Bronson Nsubuga with seven minutes to the game climax.
KCCA has thus scored the most goals in this year’s knock out cup competition played since 1971.
Meanwhile, in the other game scheduled for St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on the same day, visiting Rushekere Growers were a no-show against Vipers.
The FUFA Competitions department will pronounce themselves on the matches not honoured in the nearby future.
Team Line Ups:
Jamil Malyamungu (G.K), Bernard Muwanga, Eric Ssenjobe, Hassan Musana, Nicholas Kasozi (63’ Muzamiru Mutyaba), Ali Abubakar Gift, Herbert Achai (70’ Julius Poloto), Muwadda Mawejje (63’ Jackson Nunda), Steven Sserwadda, Mike Mutyaba, Allan Okello (Captain)
Subs Not Used:
Tom Ikara (G.K), Isaac Kirabira
Head coach: Mike Hilary Mutebi
Amuka Bright Stars XI:
Shadrack Ssebulime (G.K), Felix Oyari, Joel Ayella (52’ Dennis Okem), Ivan Okello, Emmanuel Okwir (Captain, 72’ Eric Solomon Omol), Richard Mutumba, Freddie Watango, Christopher Kirya, Bronson Nsubuga, James Baker Ocaya (49’ Dennis Omedi), Brian Ocakacon
Subs Not Used:
Ivan Nyangkori, Ali Mohammad, Yunus Kasozi
Head coach: Aldo Odongo
Center Referee: Alex Muhabi
Assistant Referee 1: Musa Balikoowa Ngobi
Round of 64 Results:
Police FC 5-0 Boma FC
Bright Stars FC 4-0 Kazo Excel FC
SC Villa 4-1 Lugazi Municipal
Proline 3-1 Light S.S
East Land FC 1-3 Nyamityobora FC
Admin FC 3-1 Doves All Starts FC
Kyetume FC 3-1 UPDF FC
St Stephen FC 3-1 Budondo FC
Soroti FC 1-3 Synergy FC
Nebbi Central FC 3-2 CATDA FC
Mbarara FC 0-2 Kirinya-Jinja SS FC
Busia Young FC 0-2 Onduparaka FC
Tooro United 2-0 Entebbe FC
BUL FC 2-1 Kataka FC
Free Stars FC 2-1 Edgars Youth Academy FC
Bukedea Town Council FC 1-0 Dove FC
Kigezi FC 0-1 Kiboga Young
Ndejje University FC 0-1 Kansai Plascon FC
Bumate FC 1 (5) – 1 (4) Ntinda FC
U touch 1(4) – 1 (3) Mvara Boys FC
Mbarara City 0 (4) – 0 (3) Maroons
Kiira United 1 (4) – 1 (5) St Mary’s Nabweru
Matches not physically played:
*Wakiso Giants Vs Vision FC (*Vision FC failed to travel to Jinja)
*Paidha Black Angels FC Vs Express FC (Not played because Paidha Black Angels arrived late at the venue and failed too, to provide security)
*Calvary FC Vs Kabale Sharp FC (Not played because Kabale Sharp failed to travel to Northern Uganda)
*Akadot FC Vs Kitara FC (Not played because Akadot reached venue late and failed to provide security as well)
*URA FC Vs Jinja Municipal Council Hippos FC (Not played because Jinja Municipal Council Hippos failed to travel to Namboole Stadium)
*Water Vs Saviour (Saviour failed to travel to Mutesa II Wankulukuku Stadium)
*Vipers Vs Rushekere Growers (Rushskere Growers failed to travel to St Mary’s Kitende)
Aldo Odongo, Amuka Bright Stars Head coach
We were fatigued in the game. We only travelled from Lira in the night and rested for a few hours before the game. This was the first time many of my players were playing on the artificial grass. It was also an issue. We picked key lessons ahead of our next match against Jinja Municipal Council Hippos in the FUFA Big league on Friday.
The main objective is to defend the Uganda Cup. This performance gives us more confidence and belief as we work towards the cup defence.Mike Mutebi, Manager KCCA FC
I expected even more goals. Whereas we scored eight goals, we would have scored more.
Return from injury of Julius Poloto and Bernard Mutyaba has been timely.
The hat-trick hero Mike Mutyaba has been scoring even in training and carried on the form to the match. He will definitely start in the next game away to BUL on Saturday.