Onduparaka 1-1 KCCA
KCCA’s Azam Uganda Premier League (AUPL) title hopes suffered a setback on Tuesday as the reigning champions were held 1-1 by Onduparaka in Arua.
Shaban Muhammad scored for the visitors, KCCA, while Viane Sekajugo netted for Onduparaka.
The result saw KCCA drop into third place on 45 points, one and four behind Vipers and leaders SC Villa respectively.
Actually, for large periods, the clash looked to have been decided by Shaban; a player with Onduparaka roots but one who is now leading the KCCA title charge after his acrimonious departure at the start of the season.
The former Onduparaka captain showed early intent, twice shooting wide before getting the game’s opener in typical style.
He controlled an Allan Okello ball over the top to lift the ball past the advancing Nicholas Ssebwato in the Onduparaka goal for a sixth minute goal as KCCA dominated early proceedings in front of a packed ground fuelled by sponsors Betway and MTN.
Sekajugo though had different ideas, notching his sixth goal of the season.
The forward collected the ball from Caesar Okhuti to fire in low off Charles Lukwago’s left on 73 minutes in an improved second half display from the hosts.
Onduparaka could also have won it in added time only for KCCA goalkeeper Lukwago to thwart Okhuti.