KCCA lost agonizingly to Vipers who came from behind to beat the defending champions of the Azam Uganda Premier League by three goals to two.
The defeat came at a critical time in which both teams are fighting to accumulate as much points as possible to get a chance to finish top with five games to end the season.
A Muhammad Shaban opener at the 15th minute was cancelled by Milton Karisa’s goal two minutes later.
Meanwhile Erisa Ssekisambu’s effort before the first half whistle to recession gave the home side lead whereas another effort from Karisa at the 85th minute doubled Vipers SC lead but a show up by Shaban three minutes to final whistle was not enough for the Kasasiro boys to neither level scores nor claim a back to back win against their foe whom they beat 3-1 in the first leg.
Mike Mutebi was seated on the bench oblivious, disappointed with a body language revealing, ‘hopes have blurred’ when the whistle was blown to end the battle but the 48 years old tactician contrariwise speaking to journalist made it clear that it’s not over.
“The fight is still on. They fight is still on. Of course I didn’t expect us to lose, I expected us to get a good result of which we didn’t. But that does not mean that it’s over. We shall have to go until the last day and try to perform.” Said Mutebi.
KCCA FC defeat leaves them 3rd on the table with stationary 49 points in 25 games. On the other side Miguel Da Costa’s side who for the second time was managed by Edward Golola breaks off to lead the table with three points ahead of KCCA but faces challenge from second place SC Villa who have 49 points and a match to play to strike balance with number of games played.
On these basis, KCCA coach agrees the top two have advantage over his side but remains optimistic of his boys defending the title.
“However, now Vipers has an advantage over us so as possibly Sports Club Villa. But the race is still on, okay? However the chances of KCCA defending the title now is about 50%.” Noted Mutebi.
SC Villa visits Kakyeka Stadium to play Mbarara City for their 25th game today. In other fixtures Maroons host Express and Bright Stars travel to Jinja to battle against KJSSS.