Shaban inspires KCCA FC in a high-status win against Vipers SC at the start times stadium Lugogo.
With an early goal KCCA scored and declared for Paul Mucureezi but later on given by the referee Rajab Bakasambe to Shaban, Mike Mutebi’s boys went on to thumping Da Costa’s side with more goals.
Yayo Litumba leveled the scores yet Shaban restored KCCA lead before substitute Derrick Nsibambi doubled it.
7 minutes into the game, Mustafa Kizza curved a freekick from the left flank for Shaban to direct the ball past James Alitho.
At the 9th minutes Timothy Awany brought Tadeo Lwanga down hence penalty awarded for the visitors as Lutimba with a cracker shot it past Charles Lukwago into the net.
Shaban completed his brace with a header off left footed defender Kizza’s similar freekick before his replacement Nsibambi capitalized on Alitho’s mistake to change the scores to 3.
At the injury time, industrious Allan Kataregga cleared the ball to the opponents’ territory as Alitho came for the rescue of the ball from threatening Tito Okello but his failure to dodge the tall striker due to sliding created chance for Nsibambi to score on an empty net.
Vipers on the other side mounted pressure that could yield results and register an away daw. Although attempts through Shafik Bakaki’s headers, Tadeo Lwanga’s freekicks and Erisa Sekisambu’s shot off target were in vain, Alitho’s mistake drained the remaining energy off the visitors.
KCCA coach was impressed with his side’s performance with and without the ball besides specifically acknowledging Shaban’s positive response. In his own words, this is what he said;
“We saw both sides of the team. Without the ball we are beasts, and beautiful with it. But we would have been more beautiful with it. That shows that a team that is punctuated with so called skilled players can as well fight for the ball. It’s pleasing to see young Shaban immediately clicking.”
The fourth straight Victory entitles the defending champions to 2nd position on the table with 22 points.
The defeat suffered by Vipers SC is the 2nd of the season as the Kitende based side goes 3 games without enjoying any victory.
Da Costa accepts the records are frustrating and emphasized on focusing in order to produce better results in future.
“My friend, of course it’s tough. But the last game we had at home and this one don’t correspond to the reality. We are having a big problem with us, we are creating chances and we are not scoring. That’s the biggest problem of the team. And then we are conceding goals that are not possible to happen.” He added, “We play good football, and it’s frustrating to create chances but not score but then there is nothing to do except focus, try to work better.”
Nevertheless, he credited KCCA’s performance against his team. Below is what he exactly said;
“…without taking merit to KCCA of course, they played a good game. …”
Vipers will host Kirinya Jinja SSS on 24th November 2017 as KCCA will battle it out in a Lugogo derby with Proline FC the same date.