KCCA FC, Azam book Cecafa Kagame Cup semis

KCCA FC, Azam book Cecafa Kagame Cup semis
KCCA FC players celebrate a goal in the CAF Champions League last weekend.

by Andrew Oryada

Thursday Jul 30, 2015. 10:00

Uganda’s representatives KCCA FC and Azam FC booked places in the semi finals of the on-going Cecafa Kagame Club Championships on Wednesday.

KCCA FC stopped Sudan’s Al Shandy 3-0 in the first match, while Azam FC saw off their arch rivals Young Africans 5-4 in penalty shoot-outs at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

In the first game former Asante Kotoko defender Joseph Ochaya gave the KCCA FC team a 1-0 first half lead before substitute Muzamil Mutyaba and Tom Masiko added more goals after recess to see off Al Shandy.

“We played a much better game today and hopefully we keep improving in the semi final game on Friday as well,” said assistant coach Sam Ssimbwa after the game.

In the second game Stuart Hall’s team maintained their unbeaten record in the tournament when they won on penalties after they had settled for a goalless draw against their rivals and Tanzania Premier League Champions Young Africans.

KCCA FC will now be seeking a revenge against Azam FC who stopped them 1-0 a in Group C match.

On Tuesday Uganda Cranes defender Godfrey Walusimbi also netted a brace to help Kenyan giants Gor Mahia beat Malakia FC (South Sudan) 2-1 to book a place in the semis. Gor Mahia will now face another Sudan side Al Khartoum in the semi final clash on Friday.

The regional tournament partly sponsored by Rwandan President Paul Kagame will see the winnre take US$30,000, while the runner-up and third placed will pocket US$20,000 and US$10,000 respectively.

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