Fred Amaku Nets Brace As Maroons Sink KCCA

Hero: Fred Amaku scored twice at Lugogo. (Maroons photo)

Tuesday, October 3
•Mbarara City 0-0 Vipers
•KCCA 1-2 Maroons


Fred Amaku scored a double, including a decisive second-half winner, as Maroons delivered a shocker to KCCA during a Uganda Premier League clash at Lugogo.

Shaban Muhammad found the back of the net in between Amaku’s two goals, but his equalizer just before halftime fell short of securing a point for the hosts under floodlights.

It was a cruel evening for KCCA, especially for Usama Arafat who missed a penalty in the second stanza.

The loss, coming three days after KCCA’s exit from the CAF Confederation Cup, spells doom for the newly-appointed manager, Sergio Traguil.

The Lugogo based team has endured a dismal start to the current season, accumulating zero points from two matches.

Their opening league fixture saw them fall 1-0 to BUL FC in Njeru.

In the 23rd minute, Amaku gave Maroons the lead by seizing an opportune moment. It all began with Abraham Tusubira’s precise pass to David Ndihabwe, whose shot was spilled by the goalkeeper, allowing Amaku to score from a rebound.

KCCA managed to level the score just before halftime when Shaban pounced an opportunity close to the goal, following a corner that ricocheted off Usama’s chest and landed in his path.

The hosts had a golden chance to take the lead 20 minutes into the game when they were awarded a contested penalty for a handball by Frederick Kigozi in the box.

However, Usama’s effort struck the crossbar, leaving the score level.

The crucial moment arrived with 10 minutes remaining in full-time. Goalkeeper Juma Mubiru couldn’t secure Patrick Bayiga’s header from Tusubira’s free-kick, allowing Amaku to squeeze it in at the near post.

More blame will be put on the gaffer for his selection in terms of personnel and how they lined up mainly playing a back three.

But not much should be taken away from a Maroons side that picked four points off KCCA last season.

Players Used

KCCA – Juma Mutebi, Peter Magambo, James Mubeezi, Emilson Gonzaga, Gui Cungulo, Moses Waiswa, Herbert Achai, Etienne Katenga, Abu Mayanja, Usama Arafat, Shaban Muhammad

Maroons – Amir Nalugoda, Innocent Biyiika, Fredrick Kigozi, Jacob Okao, David Ndihabwe, Abel Eturude, Darius Ojok, Felix Okot, Patrick Bayiga, Fred Amaku, Abraham Tusubira

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