Wakiso Giants 0-1 KCCA FC
Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, Wakiso
Thursday 9th February 2023
Rogers Mato’s goal on the stroke of half time was all that KCCA FC needed to collect crucial three points against Wakiso Giants FC away.
KCCA FC got into the second round at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table with two points ahead of second placed BUL FC and Vipers SC.
The Cityzens knew a win against Wakiso Giants would prove crucial in their title quest this season.
The hosts had two clear cut chances in the opening three minutes of the game but the day’s custodian Derrick Ochan was equal to the task.
Geofrey Wasswa would then get cautioned for a foul on Moses Aliso in the 4th minute.
Rogers Mato was fouled at the edge of the 18 yards box and Geofrey Wasswa’s free kick flew slightly off the upright in the 10th minute.
Seven minutes later, Mato was fouled just outside the box and this time Kankonde stepped up to take the free kick that flew inches off the frame of the goal.
At the half hour mark, former KCCA FC player, Aliro had a good run behind the defense and got through on goal but Wasswa was just in time to make a spectacular last minute tackle to deny the hosts from taking the lead.
When it seemed like the opening stanza would end goalless, Mato had other plans. In the added minute of the opening stanza, Okello dribbled past three opponents before he was brought down in the box, referee Ali Sabila waved play on and Mato pounced on a loose ball and slotted past Wakiso Giants’ Kiirya to hand KCCA FC the lead on the stroke of halftime.
1-0 at the break.
KCCA FC with the advantage.
After recess, Kankonde was fouled by Wakiso’s Paul Willa on the edge of the box. Okello stepped up to take the free kick and his effort was parried away by custodian Samson Kiirya.
In the 71st minute, Byekwaso made the first change replacing Mato with Moses Waiswa.
Five minutes later, Derrick Ochan made a beauty of a save to deny Moses Aliro from close range.
The custodian would then make another spectacular save to deny Wakiso’s Kimbowa who missed putting the ball in the back of the net with the goal keeper to beat.
Byekwaso’s late changes saw Kagawa Ssenoga and Charles Lwanga replace Allan Okello and Shaban Muhammad.
1-0 the final score.
KCCA FC collecting crucial three points on the road and maintaining top position with 32 points from 15 games.
KCCA FC host Arua Hill FC next in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on 24th February 2023.
Wakiso Giants FC
Kirya (GK), Matsiko, Komakech, Willa, Arinda, Bukenya, Ssenyonjo (c), Masiko, Aliro, Ssebuufu, Ojik
Ochan. D (GK), Obenchan, Majwega, Mujuzi, Wasswa, Iguma, Usama, Okello (Kagawa), Mato (Waiswa, Shaban (Lwanga), Kankonde
Pilsner Man of the Match – Derrick Ochan
22Bet Man of the Match – Rogers Mato