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KCCA lead halfway the season

Tuesday result

URA 0-1 KCCA

KCCA go into the mid-season break as leaders of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) after grinding out a 1-0 win over URA at Namboole on Tuesday.

Skipper and defender Timothy Awany scored the game’s only goal for KCCA to keep Vipers, who dismissed Onduparaka 3-0, at arms’ length.

The result took KCCA to 36 points, seven behind Edward Golola’s Vipers as both teams prepared for their continental duty this weekend.

“This is the biggest challenge we have had,” admitted KCCA manager Mike Mutebi, “We played a very organised team – the way they used the ball and created chances.

“We are top and are going to stay there. We know how to stay there,” Mutebi assured.

Mutebi’s counterpart, Sam Ssimbwa warned their next opponents will feel their wrath.

“We played a good game and created the better chances but we were not clinical,” said Ssimbwa, “Our next opponents (Vipers) will pay for this.

Awany struck 11 minutes into the second half to decide a game in which URA were admittedly the better side.

The KCCA captain took advantage of lax URA defending of a Muzamiru Muttyaba corner to control and shoot.

The result ended URA’s unbeaten start. The tax collectors have, however, struggled for goals and they remain sixth with 21 points after 14 games.

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