KCCA FC win Uganda Cup to clinch maiden double

KCCA FC players are joined by the KCCA Executive Director Mr Jennifer S Musisi moments after they were crowned winners of the 2017 Uganda Cup

Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) finally ended the long standing jinx of not winning a double as they defeated Paidha Black Angels in the 2017 Uganda Cup final.

A goal apiece from the prolific duo of Geoffrey Sserunkuma and Derrick Nsibambi ensured KCCA FC earned a 2-0 win against Paidha Black Angels in the final played at Betway Greenlight stadium in Arua on Thursday.

The game was graced by club patron Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago and KCCA Executive Director, Dr. Jennifer S Musisi to cheer the boys.

KCCA played like a team determined to win right from onset and by the 10th minute mark, Geoffrey Serunkuuma had broken the deadlock.

The clinical finisher captilised on a mix up in the Paidha Black Angels defence to pick a ball inside the area before slotting it in the bottom left corner of the net.

Paidha had moments to level matters but thanks to KCCA FC custodian, Benjamin Ochan who was brilliant on the day.

The KCCA FC Starting XI against Paidha Black Angels in the final of the 2017 FUFA Uganda Cup final

Twelve minutes after the break, KCCA FC doubled their lead this time Derrick Nsibambi raising to the occasion.

The fast forward lashed on to a long ball from skipper Dennis Okot, held his breath before lobbing the ball past onrushing Paidha Black Angels goalkeeper.

Youngster Lawrence Bukenya who was brilliant on the day was voted man of the match and also Most Valuable player of the tournament.

KCCA FC have now won their first ever domestic double in the club history.

KCCA FC starting XI: Benjamin Ochan, Denis Okot, Timothy Awany, Paul Musamali (Habib Kavuma), Bukenya Lawrence, Isaac Muleme, Vincent Kayizzi (Dennis Rukundo), Muzamir Mutyaba (Isaac Kirabira), Tom Masiko, Derrick Nsibambi, Geoffrey Serunkuuma

Past years KCCA FC have won the Uganda Cup: 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1990, 1993, 2004, 2017