Rogers Mato and Marvin Youngman | Credit: John Batanudde


  • KCCA 1-0 Vipers
  • Arua Hill 3-1 Maroons

Rogers Mato scored the only goal of the game as KCCA beat Vipers 1-0 at the MTN Omondi stadium, Lugogo.

In a game of few chances and watched by a capacity crowd, KCCA made their intentions known early enough and won a free kick inside the first minute which Congolese Tshisungu Kankonde put wide.

But the early pressure paid off when Mato headed home Man of the Match Allan Okello cross as Vipers defenders slept on duty.

Roberto Oliviera who started with a defensive strategy was then forced to introduce former KCCA midfielder Bright Anukani for Marvin Youngman and that changed the flow of the game with the Venoms somehow dominating the midfield.

Oliviera who made a strange decision to start with a five-man backline however was frustrated as the side still failed to create any meaningful chances.

In the second half, they looked slightly the better side as they threw everything at KCCA but the frontline of Yunus Sentamu, debutant Mbaka Kipoyi, and Milton Karisa failed to pounce on the few opportunities when the ball was delivered in the box.

Not even the introduction of Lumala Abdu and Frank Tumwesigye Zaga changed anything as the Kasasiro held on for their second win of the season and bounce back from defeat at Arua Hill.

KCCA move to 4th position with six points on the 15-team table while Vipers drop to second from bottom with a single point out of a possible six.

Both teams play Maroons next with KCCA visiting the side first on October 28 and then Vipers hosting them on November 4 at Kitende.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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