Swalik Bebe’s second-half strike condemned KCCA FC to their third league loss of the season at the Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara in the Startimes Uganda Premier League.
With the absence of head coach Mike Mutebi who was rumored to have come late for the journey to the west and the unavailability of star players; Allan Okello and Mustafa Kizza, KCCA FC were indeed headed for a steep mountain to climb away in Mbarara.
In the 19th minute, the visitors took the lead through teenager Sam Ssenyonjo’s sublime header off a well-worked Keizron Kizito cross but a few moments later, Ibrahim Orit restored parity when he too headed in from a Brian Ahebwa cross and the game went into recess with the scores tied.
In the 71st minute, substitute Eric Ssenjobe’s awful ball clearance led to Mbarara City FC’s second goal when Bebe Swalik who shot the ball with vigor into the back of the net for the hosts’ second on the day to give the hosts a much-deserved lead and send the home crowd into jubilation.
This was the 5th meeting between the two sides and the game’s first win after the two sides going level in the past four.
Defenders KCCA FC is now 8 points adrift current log leaders Vipers SC and will verse Proline FC next at the Startimes stadium, Lugogo on Saturday. Mbarara City on the other end has now collected 19 points in their 15 games of the first-round and is now 9th on the league table.
26/11/2019: Mbarara City 2-1 KCCA FC
30/01/2019: Mbarara City 0-0 KCCA FC
31/10/2018: KCCA FC 0-0 Mbarara City
03/04/2018: KCCA FC 1-1 Mbarara City
28/11/2017: Mbarara City 0-0 KCCA FC
Mbarara City FC
Ssekeba, Othieno, Aheebwa, Mukundane, Bamba, Pistis, Bebe, Okwalinga, Brain, Muccurezi(matweth),Orit
Lukwago, Obechan, Achai, Revita, Kato, Gift, Keizron(Sserwada), Mutyaba(Ssenjobe) , Ssekisambu, Mike(odemegwu), Ssenyonjo