New signing Brian Ahebwa scored one and set up the winner as 13-time champions, KCCA, beat Soltilo Bright Stars 2-1 to kick off their new season on a bang on Thursday.
The three StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) points at Kavumba Recreation Ground automatically have KCCA on top of the table, with another set of games due Friday.
Ahebwa, an off season signing from Mbarara City, showed why KCCA manager Mike Mutebi got him by volleying home a Keziron Kizito ball on 20 minutes.
Sam Ssenyonjo got KCCA’s second after good help from Ahebwa on 26 minutes as the visitors avenged last season’s defeat with the exact scoreline victory.
New man Ashiraf Mugume paved way for another debutant Juma Balinya before youngster Charles Lwanga replaced goal scorer Ssenyonjo as Mutebi spiced things up.
Bright Stars coach Baker Mbowa pulled off Nvule Jamil for Kacancu Augustine as he looked to come back into the game.
The hosts did get a goal back from Joseph Akandwanaho five minutes to go but it was a little too late as KCCA held on for maximum points.