Kampala Capital City Authority Football Club (KCCA FC) finally ended a long standing jinx of not winning a double as they defeated Paidha Black Angels in the 2017 Uganda Cup final on Thursday.
KCCA FC’s easy 2-0 victory against Paidha in the 43rd Uganda Cup final in a rare Thursday game at the Green Light stadium in Arua meant a lot for the club.
A goal apiece from the prolific duo of Geoffrey Sserunkuma and Derrick Nsibambi ensured KCCA FC earned a 2-0 win against Paidha Black Angels in the final played at Betway Greenlight stadium in Arua on Thursday.
KCCA won their 9th title to get within closer reach of the record winners, Express who have claimed 10 crowns since 1971.
KCCA also claimed their first domestic double in the rich history of the club founded in 1963
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Against Paidha Black Angels, a second division outfit, Mike Mutebi’s charges required an early strike from the veteran tried and test forward Geoffrey Sserunkuma in the 10thminute
Sserunkuma was well positioned to slot home the opener after defender Joel Mundua mis-kicked a would be timed clearance
Nsibambi raced to a long ball played from right back and captain Dennis Okot Oola to loop the ball into the net over the advancing goalkeeper Saidi Data.
From this point on wards, Paidha Black Angels did not recover.
Mutebi beefed up the team when he replaced Muzamiru Mutyaba for a blocking midfielder Isaac Kirabira.
Paul Musamali, who had been booked in the first half was replaced by Habibu Kavuma and the age-less winger Vincent Kayizzi paved way for Dennis Rukundo.
The final whistle from FIFA referee Denis Batte left lasting smiles from the traveling KCCA crowd, the gaffer Mutebi and the players alike.
The game was graced by club patron Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago and KCCA Executive Director, Dr. Jennifer S Musisi .
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