Stanbic Uganda Cup
Friday March 17th
KCCA 2-1 Mbarara City
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•Adjumani vs Bunyaruguru
•Police FC vs Ndejje University
Congolese born forward Simon Kankonde scored the winning goal as his side KCCA FC beat Mbarara City 2-1 to reach the quarter finals of the ongoing Stanbic Uganda Cup.
Off the bench, Kankonde scored in the 67th minute after good interplay with Allan Okello to send his side to the next stage.
KCCA had earlier taken an early lead through Rogers Mato but Henry Kitegenyi levelled matters before the break.
It was a needed win for KCCA, who are also targeting a double this season.
For Mbarara City, Its end of the road despite steel resistance on the day.
KCCA earned a dream start when Mato slotted in home past goalkeeper Manja Wycliff with his weaker foot to put his side ahead.
But despite conceding first, Mbarara remained composed and compact and waited for their moment.
They kept on pressing the KCCA backline and it paid off in 36th minute through Kitegenyi, who sent in a powerful effort in the top corner thanks to a pass from Bronson Nsubuga.
After the break, Mbarara City came back the better side as they looked lively upfront.
Kitegenyi and Jude Ssemugabi came closer to adding on another goal but were wasteful Infront of goal .
But KCCA, who were on the receiving end remained calm and waited to catch them at the break.
And with six minutes past the hour mark, Kankonde, who replaced Aheebwa sent in a powerful shot off Okello’s beautiful pass to restore his side’s lead.
KCCA had more chances to score more but Okello, Kankonde and Lwanga wasted their chances on various occasions.
Mbarara City tried to stage a come back in the closing stages but couldn’t find a breakthrough as they bowed out in pain.
Victory ensured that KCCA advanced to the Quarter finals and they will be eyeing a double this season as they are also leading the UPL standings.
They now join other UPL sides like Vipers, BUL, Express and Bright Stars that have already reached the Quarterfinals of this ongoing competition.
For Mbarara City, they will now shift their focus to the FUFA Big League as they seek to return to the top flight football next season.
KCCA FC- Derrick Ochan GK, Filbert Obenchan, Brian Majwega, Mustafa Mujuzi, Peter Magambo, Denis Iguma, Ashraf Mugume, Charles Lwanga, Allan Okello, Brian Aheebwa, Rogers Mato
Mbarara City FC- Manja Wycliff GK, Musisi Henry, Magombe Hakim, Mugweri Johny, Karim Ramathan, Tembo Ibrahim, Jude Ssemugabi, Sunday Godfrey, Henry Kitegenyi, Edwok Ronald, Bronson Nsubuga