Jinja SSS holds KCCA

The Azam Uganda Premier League (AUPL) match between Jinja SSS and KCCA FC on Tuesday, 11 October 2016 ended in 1-all draw after a heated contest between the two teams. This was match day 9 of the AUPL and the game was played at Bugembe stadium.

A disappointed KCCA player after the tie

A disappointed KCCA player after the tie

Joseph Ochaya gave the defending champions a lead at the 20th minute after tapping Muzamir Mutyaba’s free kick behind the back of the net. However there lead lived only for 2 minutes after Jinja SSS’ Wakalaita scored on the spot. KCCA’s Kirabira handled the hand within the 18-yard box hence causing a penalty and a chance for the Jinja based side to level which they did.

Jinja SSS were keen to press Mike Mutebi’s side which sharp counter attacks which amused the crowd. Although the Jinja based side seemed to be having inexperienced players, they utilised every ball they got by terrorising KCCA’s defence. This later gave the visitors a bloody nose and raised the tempo of the hosts.

As the pressure piled up, Mutebi opted to increase the momentum in the mid-field and so he subbed in, the Nigerian International, Suleiman Akinyemi. He later sacrificed Robert Ssentongo at the 79th minute for winger, Brian Majwega. However Mutebi’s changes seemed toothless as the hosts maintained their tempo accompanied with the rhythm from the cheering crowd. Mutebi’s side was lucky not to drop points after the hosts’ Wakalaita failed to convert to golden chances even after beating the KCCA defence.

Later on, KCCA technical team and fans ran riot after Derrick Nsimbabi’s death time strike was cancelled by the match official on grounds that the hosts’ defender, George Kasonka plus the goal keeper, Mutakubwa were fouled just before the ball struck the back of the net. Police was forced to do what they do best (fire tear gas canisters) in order to calm down the rowdy crowd.

It now implies that KCCA are winless in two successive games after losing to Vipers on Match day 8. Despite this bad run, Mike Mutebi’s side is still on top of the table with 19 points giving second and third placed SC Villa and Vipers FC a 4 points deficit although they have played a game less.

Jinja SSS now have 7 points in the league and stand at the 13th position of the AUPL table.

In other Tuesday, 11 October 2016 AUPL results; SC Villa 2-1 Saints FC, Bright Stars 2-1 BUL.

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