Charles Lwanga (right) and Andrew Samson Kigozi race off in celebrations (Credit: John Batanudde)

Uganda Premier League (Match Day 18): KCCA 1-0 SC Villa

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) emerged top of the city derby, triumphing 1-0 over traditional arch rivals Sports Club Villa 1-0 at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo in Kampala on Sunday, 18th April 2021.

Forward Charles Lwanga was the hero with the price-less goal on the sunny evening, the 400th league goal this season.

Charles Lwanga declined to celebrate after scoring against his former club

The former SC Villa forward fired past goalkeeper Saidi Keni in the 73rd minute to give KCCA the maximum points.

The striker who is christened as “Neymar” collected a ball from Filbert Obenchan mid-way the playing field.

This was moments after replacing Samuel Ssenyonjo.

Abdallah Salim is closed down by Peter Magambo (Credit: John Batanudde)
Muhammed Kagawa and Denis Iguma vey for the ball possession (Credit: John Batanudde)

This was Lwanga’s 9th goal of the season that keeps him one shy of the two joint top scorers Yunus Ssentamu Junior and Steven Desse Mukwala.

The Jogoos have now lost seven of their previous eight visits to KCCA drawing the other two in the process.

KCCA climbed to 4th place on 33 points from 18 games as SC Villa suffered their 5th loss of the season and remained 6th with 29 points.

Geofrey Wasswa shoots as closed down by Andrew Samson Kigozi (Credit: John Btanidde)
KCCA captain and goalkeeper Charles Lukwago in action (Credit: John Batanudde)

Next Matches:

KCCA, 13 time league champions travel to Mbarara City on Wednesday in Western Uganda.

Sixteen time league champions (SC Villa) shall host on-form Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) on the same day at the Military stadium play ground in Bombo on the same day.

KCCA XI Vs SC Villa (Credit: KCCA FC Media)

Team Line Ups:

KCCA XI: Charles Lukwago (GK), Filbert Obenchan, Peter Magambo, Herbert Achai, Musa Ramathan , Hassan Jurua (Steven Sserwadda), Dennis Iguma, Julius Poloto (Andrew Samson Kigozi), Bright Anukani, Sadat Anaku (Abubaker Ali Gift), Samuel Ssenyonjo (Charles Lwanga)

Subs Not Used: Hassan Matovu (G.K), Hassan Musana, Brian Aheebwa, Steven Sserwadda

Team officials:

Head coach: Morley Byekwaso

SC Villa XI Vs KCCA (Credit: KCCA FC Media)

SC Villa XI: Saidi Keni (GK), Fred Agandu, Garvin Kizito Mugweri, Geofrey Wasswa, Amir Kakomo Emmanuel Alex Wasswa – Captain (Abdallah Salim), Derrick Ndahiro, Nicholas Kabonge, Ronald Ssekiganda, Muhammed Kagawa, Francis Ronald Olaki

Subs: Meddie Kibirige (G.K), Nsubuga, Kiggundu, Goffin Oyirwoth, Saddam Masereka, Isaac Ogwang

Team officials:

  • Head coach: Edward Kaziba
  • Assistant coach: Ibrahim Kirya
  • Goalkeeping coach: Mubarak Kiberu
Match officials with the SC Villa (Emmanuel Alex Wasswa) and KCCA (Charles Lukwago) team captains during the pre-match customs prior to kick off

Match Officials:

  • Center Referee: William Oloya
  • Assistant Referee 1: Friday Noah
  • Assistant Referee 2: Mustafa Mafumu
  • Fourth official: Deo Opio
  • Assessor: Brian Miiro Nsubuga
  • Safety and security: Lorna Akeu Katushabe
  • Hygiene and Implementation: Adrian Lumala
  • Media: Moses Magero Mwanje
SC Villa striker Francis Olaki with KCCA goalkeeper Charles Lukwago during a fair play moment (Credit: John Batanudde)

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

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