Giants KCCA, Azam exit Mapinduzi Cup

Giants KCCA, Azam exit Mapinduzi Cup
KCCA FC and Azam FC fell out at the quarter final stage of the on-going Mapinduzi Cup in Zanzibar.

by Andrew Oryada

Friday Jan 09, 2015. 10:22

Defending champions KCCA FC and Azam FC exited the 2015 Mapinduzi Cup after suffering quarter final defeats on Thursday.

The Ugandan League champions failed to tame Polisi FC (Zanzibar) in normal time before losing 5-4 in penalty shoot-outs at the Amaan Stadium. KCCA FC who dominated the game scored converted their penalties through Tom Masiko, Ronnie Kisekka, Owen Kasule and Sakka Mpiima, while Ivan Ntege, William Wadri and Simon Namwanja failed to convert.

“We should have won this game in 90 minutes of play, but we were shy at goal on the day,” KCCA FC Coach Abdallah Mubiru told

Tanzanian League champions Azam FC who will take part in the CAF Champions League later lost 7-6 to another Tanzania Premier League side, Mtibwa Sugar after a goalless 90 minutes of action. Uganda Cranes attacking midfielder Brian Majwega converted his penalty together with John Bocco, Pascal Wawa, Erasto Nyoni, Didier Kavumbagu and Aggrey Morris. But Kipre Herman Tche Tche and Live Kinula missed their chances.

In the other quarter final played yesterday, Young Africans who won all their Group games were shocked 1-0 by JKU FC. Amour Omar netted the lone goal in the 72nd minute.
The semi-final matches will be played on Saturday with last year’s runners-up Simba SC facing Polisi FC, while Mtibwa Sugar takes on JKU. All fixtures will be played on Saturday at Aman stadium.

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