UPL: ‘Controversial Goals’ Highlight KCCA Win Against BUL


Wednesday, February 3
(StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo)

KCCA managed to overcome a resilient BUL FC with a 2-0 victory in a league game played at StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.

Patrick Kaddu and Mike Mutyaba were on target as KCCA completed a double over the Njeru based side.

Referee Shamirah Nabadda, her assistants Musa Balikowa and Jane Mutonyi were at fault for letting Kaddu’s opener to stand.

Mutyaba also had his long range freekick wrongly disallowed – The effort crossed the goal line after rebounding from the crossbar, but Nabadda waved play on.

Patrick Kaddu opened the score sheet in the 68th minute when he poked his boot onto Hannington Ssebwalunyo’s bouncing ball before scoring from the empty net.

Substitute Mike Mutyaba doubled the advantage ten minutes later to seal a deserved 2-0 win.

Referee Shamirah Nabadda Should Not Have Allowed Kaddu’s Goal

Ssebwalunyo was in possession of the ball when Kaddu stole it away, an act which should have earned the striker a yellow card.

According to football rules, a player is not allowed to interfere with the ball in possession of a goalkeeper.

‘In the possession of the goalkeeper’ is defined as the goalkeeper having the ball trapped between one hand and a surface (which may include the other hand, the ground, a goalpost, or the keeper’s own body).

However, as stated in the Advice to Referees on the Laws of the Game (Advice 12.16 and 12.17), the goalkeeper is also considered to be in possession of the ball while bouncing it on the ground or while throwing it into the air.

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KCCA FC Go Six Clear

The victory, 13th for the club, takes KCCA to 44 points after 19 games, six above second placed Vipers with 38 points.

KCCA’s best chances fell to Kaddu: His header off Musana’s lofty delivery went an inch wide before heading wide Mustafa’s freekick. The striker also had his bicycle kick from Magambo’s cross saved by Ssebwalunyo.

In the first stanza, Poloto ran behind BUL defenders but with a keeper to beat, his effort was blocked by Ssebwalunyo before cleared away for a corner.

BUL’s close attempt on goal saw Sibira’s overhead kick from Umar Mukobe’s corner went an inch wide.

Next for BUL is a game against SC Villa on Wednesday, February 23 in Njeru per the fixture. KCCA will be the away team when they face Police FC at Lugogo the following day.

How Teams Started

Charles Lukwago, Peter Magambo, Timothy Awany, Hassan Musana, Nicholas Kasozi, Julius Poloto, Mustafa Kizza, Jackson Nunda, Muzamir Mutyaba, Allan Okello, Patrick Kaddu.


Hannighton Sebwanalunyo, Umar Mukobe, Richard Matovu, Jimmy Kulaba, Willis Otong, Patrick Sembuya, Hamis Tibita, Yunus Sibira, Deogrious Ojok, Charles Sebutinde, Douglas Timothy Owori.

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