• Ndejje University 1-1 KCCA
Franklin Kaweru | Kawowo Sports KCCA players celebrate league triumph at the Arena of Visions (Photo: John Batanudde)

Donning an unfamiliar green kit, with red stockings, KCCA Football Club clinched the 2018-19 Uganda Premier League title in Luweero.

The one-all draw with Ndejje University at the Arena of Visions confirmed KCCA as champions, for the 13th time since 1949.

Second-half substitute Ibrahim Sadam Juma cancelled Anwar Ntege’s first-half opener in the stalemate that drove KCCA to 60 points, seven clear of second-placed Vipers with two games to play.

Vipers had defeated Police 2-1 at Lugogo on the same day.

Franklin Kaweru | Kawowo Sports Mustafa Kizza and Sadam Juma dance away after KCCA’s draw with Ndejje that won them the title (Photo: John Batanudde)

The result in Luwero had two contrasting confirmations.

KCCA champions and Ndejje University could get relegated to the second tier division – FUFA Big League.

During the match proper in Luweero, the home side showed the early intent to make the breakthrough as Ntege combined well with Eseru to trouble the KCCA back line.

Allan Okello was cautioned early by referee Emmanuel Kiweewa for a rare rough tackle towards Ndejje University’s right back Steven Akena on the 20th minute.

Two minutes later, Ndejje University were celebrating when Ntege, while facing his own goal area controlled Emmanuel Wasswa’s pass and made a swift turn to shoot past goalkeeper Tom Ikara, who earned a starting slot with first choice goalie Charles Lukwago rested.

Towards the end of the opening half, Ndejje University had a headed goal by Eseru off Richardson Asaba’s cross on the right disallowed for off side.

Ntege was booked for unsporting conduct with 3 minutes to the end of the first 45 minutes.

Upon restart of the second half, KCCA introduced midfielder Juma for Jackson Nunda.

The substitute made an instant impact with a well tapped equalizer at the back end off Okello’s delivery on the left.

KCCA showed more hunger and the desire to kill off the game. Striker Patrick Henry Kaddu largely the home side back-line and on one occasion had a header into the net canceled for an off-side call.

Teenagers Herbert Achai and Sadat Anaku were late substitutes by the visiting side who only needed a point to be declared champions for the 13th time, the first under current chairperson Aggrey Asaba.

KCCA first won the Uganda Premier League in 1976.

Then followed subsequent successes in 1977, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1997, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and now 2019.

The current season still has two match days to play.

Uganda Premier League winners since 1949

  • 1949 – United Budonians
  • 1953 – Police
  • 1959 – Nsambya
  • 1960 – Makerere College
  • 1961 -Not held
  • 1962 – Bitumastic
  • 1963 – Bitumastic
  • 1964 – Express FC
  • 1966 – Express FC
  • 1967 – Bitumastic
  • 1968 – Prisons FC
  • 1969 – Prisons FC
  • 1970 – Coffee United SC
  • 1971 – Army
  • 1972 – annulled
  • 1973 – annulled
  • 1974 – Express FC
  • 1975 – Express FC
  • 1976 – Kampala City Council
  • 1977 – Kampala City Council
  • 1978 – Simba FC (Lugazi)
  • 1979 – Uganda Commercial Bank (UCB)
  • 1980 – Nile Breweries FC
  • 1981 – Kampala City Council
  • 1982 – Nakivubo Villa
  • 1983 – Kampala City Council SC
  • 1984 – Nakivubo Villa SC
  • 1985- Kampala City Council SC
  • 1986 – Nakivubo Villa SC
  • 1987 – Nakivubo Villa SC
  • 1988 – Nakivubo Villa SC
  • 1989 – Nakivubo Villa SC
  • 1990 -Nakivubo Villa SC (Kampala)
  • 1991 – Kampala City Council SC
  • 1992 -Nakivubo Villa SC (Kampala)
  • 1993 – Express FC (Kampala)
  • 1994 – Nakivubo Villa SC (Kampala)
  • 1995 – Express Red Eagles (Kampala)
  • 1996 – Express Red Eagles (Kampala)
  • 1997 – Kampala City Council SC
  • 1998 – Villa SC
  • 1999 – Villa SC
  • 2000 – Villa SC
  • 2001 – Villa SC
  • 2002 – Villa SC
  • 2003 – Villa SC
  • 2004 – Villa SC
  • 2005 – Police
  • 2006 – URA SC
  • 2007 URA SC
  • 2008 – Kampala City Council SC
  • 2009 – URA SC
  • 2010 – Bunamwaya SC
  • 2011 – URA SC
  • 2012 – Express FC
  • 2013- Kampala Capital City Authority FC
  • 2014 – Kampala Capital City Authority FC
  • 2015 – Vipers SC
  • 2016 – Kampala Capital City Authority FC
  • 2017 – Kampala Capital City Authority FC
  • 2018 – Vipers SC
  • 2019 – Kampala Capital City Authority FC

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