Champions KCCA’s troubles were of the season were compelled further, after they fell to league leaders BUL FC 3-0 at the FUFA technical center, Njeru today afternoon.
BUL picked up just their second win over KCCA in 12 league games, after a dominant performance over their visitors. the hosts started the better side, threatening early on and pegging KCCA’s back on the back foot in the opening first 15 minutes of the game, with the visitors surviving by just.
Midfielder Musa Walangalira came close in the 15th minute, but his effort missed the target by just, before Charles Lukwago superbly kept out his effort from range moments later.
In the 20th minute, KCCA had a rare opening at BUL’s goal, M|ustafa Kizza’s low cross into the box was poorly met by Sulaiman Mutyaba and Sadat Anaku as the ball went begging.
BUL kept the dominance in the game, looking as dangerous on the counter attack, but Robert Mukongotya failed to capitalize on the numerous situations he caught the KCCA’s backline on the back foot.
BUL’s dominace would yield results in the 34th minute, as KCCAfailed to properly clear their lines with Richard Wandyaka pounced at the back post to give the home side a deserved lead by half time.
KCCA coach Mike Mutebi was livid with what he had seen from his team in the opening 45 minutes, as he labored to get an explanation from his assistants for some time before storming the dressing room.
Whatever Mutebi told his players during half time should have had an effect on his player’s mentality as they came back the stronger side, as they tried to get back into the game.
But it’s the hosts who stretched their lead further against the run of play in the 51st minute. Charles Sebutinde picked up a lose ball inside his half, a quick one two with Deogratius Ojok set up Mukongotya on the right flank. The forward’s thunderous shot beat goalkeeper Charles Lukwago into the top corner.
The Kasasiro boys went in search of a way back into the game, Anaku was presented with his side’s best chance of the game, but the youngster’s shot was straight at the goalkeeper Abdul Kimera.
KCCA’s troubles were further compelled in the 80th minute, when former player Musa Esenu slotted past Lukwago for BUL’s third goal of the game and his first goal for his new side, after a clever pass from James Otim.
BUL go top of the league table, with 16 points from seven games, while KCCA fall from 10th to 13th on the log, two points above the relegation zone.
Mutebi, KCCA need to search deeper
KCCA’s winless run has stretched to five games now in all competitions, a run that has seen them get eliminated from the CAF Champions league, and fall as low as 13th on the log.
The club are enjoying their worst start to a league season under Mike Mutebi, winning just twice and losing as many games and drawing once in their five league games.
Against BUL in Njeru, even Mike Mutebi couldnot believe what he was seeing from his team, cutting a dejected figure on the touchline as BUL ran rounds and executed a perfect game plan against his side. Even a master like him could not find the solution to KCCA’s poor and labored performance.
Against Tooro, it could be forgiven, against Bright stars over the weekend it was worrying, but against BUL it was troubling and surely more questions have been posed about the team going forward.
KCCA have scored just three goals in five league games, they looked labored and out of their depth especially infront of goal, as they did not create enough trouble for BUL’s defence, something that should be cause for headache for Mutebi.
Right now it is back to the drawing board, and Mutebi plus his coaching staff should look for answers before they host tricky Onduparaka at the star Times stadium.
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