Friday, August 11
•Wakiso Giants 0-2 KCCA
•URA FC 2-1 Bright Stars
Youngster Abubakar Mayanja scored a brace as KCCA beat Wakiso Giants 2-0 in the FUFA Super Eight clash at Lugogo.
Mayanja’s goals came in the second half to break Wakiso’s resilience and send KCCA to the semis.
Despite his height, Mayanja was at the end of Haruna Lukwago to nod in the opener just before the hour-mark.
He later doubled the lead with a simple tap in after a cross from the same right flank, with Wakiso Giants defence eye-watching.
It was a brilliant competitive debut for Mayanja who was promoted to the senior team this starting season.
The youngster who also scored the winner for KCCA U20 team to win the Cambiasso tournament against Azam, will hope for more goals with the Lugogo-based side.
He had some good efforts earlier including one that was kept out by Goalkeeper Bashir Ssekagya.
KCCA were brilliant from the start and could have got an early breakthrough when Ssekagya lost possession in his own area but Julius Poloto failed to capitalise and punish the reckless goalkeeper’s act.
Peter Magambo headed onto the crossbar from a good corner while substitute Michael Vinicious failed to beat Ssekagya in a one-on-one situation.
Wakiso Giants had some good moments in the opening exchanges but barely threatened in the second half.
Blanchar Mulamba had the best chance, turned the Peter Magambo in and out, but his effort was an inch wide.
It was an overall exciting performance by KCCA starting from ball-playing goalkeeper Anthony Emojong who used his feet more than his gloves throughout the game.
New signings Etienne Katenga (off the bench) and Gui Cungulo also put up remarkable performances for Sergio Traguil’s charges who will fancy their chances to win the competition after Vipers elimination.
They face URA in the semis after the Tax Collectors eliminated Bright Stars, while SC Villa and BUL meet in the other semifinal.
In Lugazi, new signing Moses Aliro scored twice as URA beat Bright Stars, the latter scoring early through Noordin Bunjo
Wakiso Giants – Bashir Ssekagya, Apollo Kagogwe, Paul Willa, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Tom Masiko, Mikdad Ssenyonga, Marvin Nyanzi, Samson Kigozi, George Kaddu, Ambrose Arinda, Rahmat Ssenfuka.
KCCA – Anthony Emojong, Herbert Achai, Peter Magambo, Filbert Obenchan, Haruna Lukwago, Faisal Wabyona, Saidi Mayanja, Gui Cungulo, Julius Poloto, Abu Mayanja, Usama Arafat