Champions KCCA end first round on a high | SUPL



Startimes Uganda Premier League

Star times Stadium, Lugogo.

KCCA FC run riot against Proline FC in the final game of the first round of the Startimes Uganda Premier League held at Startimes Stadium.

The Champions were away but at home against bottom-placed Proline FC.

The game kicked off in unusual fashion a little dull from what was expected but later picked momentum late in the first half.

Teenager Joseph Kafumbe (R) battles Proline FC captain Mujuzi Mustafa

Okello danced his way through a forest of Proline legs but his effort went wide on 17 minutes.

At the half-hour mark, Sam Ssenyonjo met Musa’s cross but his overhead kick went inches wide.

At the stroke of halftime, Musa’s flawless kick smashed the crossbar and met Ssenyonjo in the right place at the right time and the teenager smashed the ball in the roof of the net to give KCCA FC the advantage before the break.

Teenager Sam Ssenyonjo and Joseph Kafumbe celebrate the opener against Proline FC

After recess, John Revita played a quick free-kick to center back partner Samuel Kato who smashed his kick of a Proline opponent and wide for a corner kick on 67 minutes.

Two minutes later, Gift Ali took the resultant corner kick onto the crossbar and the ball met Nicholas Kasozi on the far post who nodded home to open his account for KCCA FC and also doubled the lead.

Musa Ramathan joins Kasozi Nicholas in celebration of his goal

Scorer turned provider when Ssenyonjo fed Okello on the edge of the box and he riffled the ball in the back of the net with a trademark touch and shoot strike on 78 minutes.

Okello Allan shields the ball from his Proline’s Arnold Sserunjogi

Mike Mutebi then rung changes, introducing Musana Hassan for Kizza Mustafa, Achai Herbert for Joseph Kafumbe.

The highlight of the day was Julius Poloto’s return to the field of play after a nine-month knee injury lay off.

The fast feet man received a standing ovation as he walked onto the pitch replacing teenager Sam Ssenyonjo.

Hardly had Poloto jumped on when he picked a ball from deep the midfield, took a touch and laid a flawless pass in Okello’s way. The teenager controlled and curled home the fourth for KCCA FC and a brace for himself.

Herbert Achai and Julius Poloto join Okello to celebrate his brace

The Okello – Poloto BROMANCE is back.

0-4 the final score. The Champions winding-up the first round with 32 points in 15 games.

The Okello – Poloto BROMANCE is back.

FACT: KCCA FC has scored the most goals in the first round – 32, and boast of the best goal difference +17



Sekagya (GK), Mujuzi (c), Sendi, Mukisa, Sserungogi, Mandela, Anukani, Kiiza, Lubega, Kiwanuka, Matto

KCCA FC’s line up that faced Proline FC


Lukwago (GK) (c), Musa, Kizza (Musana), Revita, Kato, Gift, Okello, Kasozi, Kafumbe (Achai), Sekisambu, Ssenyonjo (Poloto)