Interim manager Morley Byekwaso won his second game as coach of KCCA FC after defeating Nyamityobora FC 4-2 at the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Wednesday evening in the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 32 first-leg.
Bright Anukani, Julius Poloto, Sadat Anaku and Sam Ssenyonjo were all on target for Byekwaso’s side while Clinton Kamugisha netted a brace for the Abanyakare.
The Kasasiro Boys dominated proceedings from the start of the game and before the 10th minute, they were already two goals up courtesy of Poloto and Anukani strikes which were all sent in from outside the penalty area.
Anukani broke the deadlock in the third minute of the game after retrieving the ball from Abraham Siima to place it into the left corner, while Poloto also picked possession from Kyandiga to curl it past Tony Musigunzi for KCCA’s second, six minutes later on.
From arguably their shot on target, Nyamityobora pulled a goal back through captain Clinton Kamugisha who received the ball from Ivan Ahimbisibwe to brilliantly put it past Charles Lukwago.
KCCA FC could have restored their two-goal advantage moments later, but Musigunzi made an excellent save to deny Charles Lwanga. However, Musigunzi could not deny Anaku his first goal of the tournament, after the youngster beautifully beat Nyamityobora’s defence with a sublime effort for the KCCA’s third, eight minutes before the break.
Lwanga was still unlucky just before the break when his headed effort rattled the crossbar and back into play for Musigunzi to save it.
At the hour mark, Kamugisha halved KCCA’s lead with a brilliant strike in the box to give Nyamityobora a glimmer of hope.
But substitute Sam Ssenyonjo, who came on for Lwanga sealed KCCA’s win after he nodded home the 4th after a well-taken Joseph Bukenya corner kick in the 83rd minute.
The two sides will face off again in the second leg on Saturday at the Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara.