KCCA FC and Vipers SC played out a one-all draw on Thursday in Lugogo as the two teams remained on course in their attempts to win this season’s league title.
Brian Nkuubi gave the visitors the lead but KCCA FC rallied back through on form Mike Mutyaba to equalise in the second half.
Vipers SC went pound for pound with KCCA FC in the opening stanza but failed to replicate the same display in the second stanza as the home side proved dominant only failing to convert the numerous chances created.
Vipers were inefficient going forward. With Hamis Kiiza starting ahead of Dan Sserunkuma as the lead striker for the Venoms, you expected him to trouble the KCCA FC back line that had Hassan Musana, Timothy Awany and Peter ‘Machete’ Magambo. He, however, failed to do the task with the aforementioned trio comfortably pocketing him for the entire game.
Kiiza did not have a single touch on the ball inside KCCA FC box and literally lost all aerial duels whenever Vipers SC opted to float the ball into the area.
Actually, Vipers SC had only three touches inside KCCA FC box, two for Brian Nkuubi including the one he fired home while the other was a miscued effort when he went through on goal in the second half.
Substitute Aziz Kayondo had the other touch inside the box, off
On the other hand, the home side made relentless attempts in the second half with Musitafa Kiiza doing what he does best, crossing the ball whenever he went beyond the centre line.
Awany, Allan Okello , Muzamiru Mutyaba, Mike Mutyaba plus second half substitute Patrick Kaddu all had efforts at goal. Overall, KCCA FC had five shots on goal compared to Vipers’ one.
KCCA FC had a total of 15 attempts at goal while Vipers SC managed a
Nicholas Kasozi bosses the midfield
Kasozi and Mike Mutyaba were without a doubt the best players for KCCA FC in the second round of the league.
Despite starting the season on the fringes, Kasozi has become a vital player for the Lugogo based side. He ignites attacks, wins possession, makes
Kasozi was brilliant on the day, dominating the midfield neutralising Moses Waiswa, Brian Nkuubi and Tom Masiko. The latter two had to be substituted after a no show. It wasn’t surprising that Kasozi was named the man of the match.
Better KCCA FC in the second half
KCCA FC will have themselves to blame for not registering maximum points.
The manager, Mike Hillary Mutebi termed the result as ‘two points lost’. Despite struggling in the first half, the Lugogo based side turned around their fortunes in the final 45 minutes.
The introduction of Patrick Kaddu and Gift Ali for Saddat Anaku and Jackson Nunda proved a masterstroke for Mutebi as his side improved going forward.
KCCA FC had only one shot on target in the first half (Okello’s low drive at the edge of the box in the 42nd minute) but in the second stanza, they had four including a fine save by
Injury blow for Vipers
Halid Lwaliwa needs no introduction and his importance to Vipers SC would leave any coach worried when limped off in the 12th minute.
Whereas his successor Ibrahim Tembo did not look bad, at times their pairing with Henry Katongole looked susceptible whenever KCCA FC launched an attack.
A lapse between the two gave chance to Mutyaba who was released by Allan Okello to slot past onrushing goalkeeper Ochan.
Good performance by Derrick Ochan
It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say, Ochan won Vipers SC the point in this game.
Brilliant game reading on the day, good command of his defence and four saves that would have been goals for KCCA FC.
Denied Kaddu and Okello tipping their efforts away and came out on numerous occasions to clear Kiiza’s teasing crosses.
Game Statistics |KCCA FC – Vipers SC
- Total Attempts: 15 – 8
- On Target: 5 – 1
- Touches inside the Box: 7 – 3
- Offsides: 4 – 2
- Corners: 9 – 4
- Fouls: 9 – 23
- Yellow Cards: 1 – 2