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Sserunkuma keeps KCCA unblemished

Lweza 0-1 KCCA

It was hardly a cute display from defending champions, KCCA, but the Lugogo side won’t care much after Geoffrey Sserunkuma’s solitary goal preserved their 100 per cent winning start to the season.

Manager Mike Mutebi’s side edged Lweza 1-0 at Wankulukuku on Tuesday to make it two wins in as many games in the Azam Uganda Premier League (UPL).

But it took a brilliant close range header from veteran striker Geoffrey Sserunkuuma on 58 minutes for KCCA to get their first ever league win in five attempts over a spirited Lweza.

Ibrahim Kirya’s Lweza controlled proceedings but their strikers Sula Bagala and Karim Ndugwa fluffed the chances created.

KCCA manager, Mutebi, then had a moment to rue when he used up his substitutes by 65 minutes only to lose Isaac Muleme to injury.

With 10 men all sitting behind the ball, Lweza knocked on KCCA’s door several times and would have got the leveler had custodian Benjamin Ochan not pulled off an acrobatic save to deny Juma Balinya later on.

Sserunkuuma, who was facing his former club, did not overelaborate in celebrating his goal because of “his love for Lweza.”

This was the second time in five days Sserunkuma was heading in KCCA’s winner from a Joseph Ochaya cross, the first being in the 2-1 victory over JMC Hippos last Friday.

The narrow victory has KCCA top of the log on six points, two clear of the chasing pack. The league takes a two-week break until September 6.

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