Onduparaka FC Shock Champions KCCA FC

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Shaban Muhammad, the club captain struck twice in the second half to condemn KCCA FC to its first loss of the season.

Two second half goals from Onduparaka FC skipper Muhammad Shaban were enough to condemn defending champions, KCCA FC to its first defeat in the Azam Uganda Premier League at the Green Light Stadium in Arua on Friday.

Shaban struck in the 49th and 62nd minutes respectively, while KCCA FC'S Nigerian striker Soulaiman Akinyemi pulled one back for the team after 71 minutes.

However, the loss infuriated the KCCA FC team officials who accused the match referee of poor handling of the match. Coach Mike Mutebi, the KCCA coach openly said the referee didnot officiate the match well.

Mutebi faulted the referee for the first goal, saying it should have been disallowed. He says today's match has been the worst officiated match he has witnessed in his career. 

Leo Adraa, the Onduparaka coach says the win has empowered the team for the next games.  He says the club has recruited new players to boost the team. Bernard Atiku, the Ayivu County Member of Parliament says the win will morale boost the team. He says the management will continue to mobilise resources to support the team.

Action in the Azam Uganda Premier League resumes on Saturday with seven games on card. Proline FC will host Bright Stars FC, while The Saints FC take on Express at the Bombo Barracks ground. URA FC will visit newly promoted JMC Hippos FC in Jinja, Lweza FC host SC Villa and SC Vipers take on Bidco FC.

The other games on card will see Sadoin Paints FC will host Police FC at the Bugembe Stadium in Jinja, while Soana FC who lost 2-0 to KCCA FC early this week host Kirinya Jinja SSS.