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KCCA FC, URA Win Uganda Cup First Leg Semi-Final Ties

Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club and URA FC this evening moved closer to qualifying for the Uganda Cup finals after winning their first leg ties of the semi-final stage.
KCCA FC Coach George Nsimbe busy on the technical bench.
Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club and URA FC this evening moved closer to qualifying for the Uganda Cup finals after winning their first leg ties of the semi-final stage.

The League champions fought from a goal down to beat holders SC Victoria University 2-1 at the Philip Omondi Stadium, while URA FC also saw off lower Division side Jinja Municipal Council 4-0 at the Lugazi Stadium.

Cranes midfielder Denis Iguma gave the visitors the lead with a well taken shot from outside the box. SC Victoria University continued to dictate the pace of the game, but could not increase their lead.

On resumption KCCA FC Coach George Nsimbe brought introduced Brian Majwega for a tired Stephen Bengo. The substitute’s 60th minute corner kick was nodded in by William Wadiri before Majwega again turned provider for the second goal after 19 minutes for Derrick Nsibambi to make it 2-1.

Iguma almost made it 2-2 for SC Victoria University with three minutes to stoppage time, but his header was saved. KCCA FC Coach Nsimbe said although he missed the services of his key players Tony Odur and Herman Wasswa who are inured, he is happy to win the first leg.

In Lugazi, URA FC gave the Jinja Municipal Council FC team real test of top football. Feni Ali gave the tax collectors a 1-0 lead in the first half. Robert Ssentongo, Saidi Kyeyune and another goal by Ali were enough to silence the Jinja side. The second leg games of the semi-finals will be played on Sunday.

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