Kankonde fires KCCA past Mbarara city to reach the Uganda cup quarter finals

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Danito NSUBUGA

Substitute Tshisungu Kankonde was the heroes for Morley Byekwaso’s as they laboured to beat a resolute Mbarara city at Lugogo.

Kankonde came on as a second substitute when he replaced former Mbarara city striker Brian Ahebwa at the restart of the match after the break had come with the two sides tied on 1-1.

The match appeared to be a one sided affair with thee hosts making early attempts promptly paid off with Rogers Mato dancing his way past the Mbarara city defense to power home a brilliant opener in the second minute.

Numerous efforts followed but the hosts failed to build on Mbarara’s shaky start and were made to pay for it in the 38th minute as Henry Kitegenyi squeezed a ferocious effort on the near post of Derrick Ochan to level matters.

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KCCA’s winner came in the 65th minute following a beautiful exchange 9f passes between the Congolese striker and Allan Okello.

Earlier on, Mbarara city had seen a penalty appeal turned down by referee Mashood Ssali after Jude Semugabi had been brought down in the penalty area by Mustafa Mujuzi.

The visitors failed to recover from Kankonde’s blow and the Kasasiro boys booked their place in the last 8 to join Vipers SC, BUL FC , Express FC and Soltilo Bright Stars.

Next round of 16 fixtures

• Calvary Vs Kitara
• Adjumani TC Vs Bunyaruguru United on Sunday 19th March 2023

• Police Vs Ndejje on Monday 20th March 2023

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