Ezra Kizito Kaye celebrates one of his three goals against Nsambya at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo (Credit: David Isabirye)

Stanbic Uganda Cup (Round of 64)

  • Nsambya 3-4 Kyetume
  • PCCP Soccer Academy 0-3 Express

Ezra Kizito Kaye shone brightest as Kyetume edged Nsambya 4-3 during the round of 64 contest in the 2021-2022 Stanbic Uganda Cup at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Friday, January 28, 2022.

The Slaughters’ other goal came from a well struck penalty by Emmanuel Kalyowa.

Kyetume players celebrate their fourth goal against Nsambya (Credit: David Isabirye)

Ramathan Ogen struck a brace and Isaac Oforywoth the other goal in a spirited fight for Nsambya.

Ogen scored the opening goal for Nsambya with a neat tap-in at the near post off Solomon Lwanga’s assist.

Kyetume equalized on the stroke of half time when Kaye headed past goalkeeper Aristotte Muhindo after a teasing free-kick delivery by the Kyetume skipper Dan Birikwalira.

Two minutes into the second half, Kyetume was awarded a penalty that Kalyowa converted sending Muhindo the wrong way a 2-1 lead.

Kaye established a two goal lead for The Slaughters with a fierce shot inside the goal area on the 55th minute mark.

Ezra Kizito Kaye shields off Derrick Kibwiika (shirt 3) as Cosmas Dramani (8) closes by during the match [Credit: David Isabirye]

By the half mark, the writing was well spelt on the wall that Kyetume was desired for victory as Kaye completed his hat-trick on the sunny afternoon.

Ogen pulled back a goal, the second for Nsambya following a school-boy mistake by Kyetume goalkeeper.

With a quarter an hour left on the clock, Oforywoth made it 3 for Nsambya to create a tense ending to the game.

Kyetume held onto the lead to win 4-3 as they advanced to the round of 32.

Kyetume XI Vs Nsambya (Credit: David Isabirye)
Nsambya XI Vs Kyetume (Credit: David Isabirye)
Team Captains of Nsambya and Kyetume with the match officials prior to kick off (Credit: David Isabirye)

The second game played at the same venue witnessed a 10-man Express out-smart PCCP Soccer Academy 3-0.

First half goals by George Ssenkaaba (penalty), Joseph Akandwanaho and Mahad Yaya Kakooza gave the Red Eagles an easy victory.

Express were reduced to 10 man after a send-off for Enock Ssebaggala for a harsh foul onto Hakim Matovu.

Express strolled to the round of 32.

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

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