It was a tightly contested match, with neither side finding the net in the opening half.
(All pictures taken by Mpalanyi Ssentongo)
Geoffrey Sserunkuma’s only goal helped KCCA FC beat rivals Vipers SC in the FUFA Super Cup at Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.
Last season’s league champions created more chances but failed to make it count for most of the game – until the late strike.
The Super Cup is played between the previous season’s premier league champions and the Uganda Cup winners.
In Sunday’s duel, both sides remained solid, seeing out the opening half goalless.
Towards the last quarter of the first half, Joseph Ssemujju had seen his freekick comfortably saved by KCCA goalkeeper Benjamin Ochan.
Brian Majwega also had a try at goal, but his effort floated wide.
But after the hour mark, Sserunkuma nodded in from a powerful cross by last season’s most valuable player Joseph Ochaya.
Vipers’ Ibrahim Kayiwa, who came off the bench in place of William Wadri, nearly found the equalizer after looping goalkeeper Ochan, was denied by the woodwork.
KCCA held on for a win that will boost their camp ahead of the start of a new premier league camp.
The new league kicks off this Friday August 19. KCCA will take on JMC Hippos while Vipers are set to face Bright stars FC.
Meanwhile in the earlier game, Vipers Junior team defeated Super Cubs 3-0 in the FUFA Juniors Super Cup.
KCCA forward Geoffrey Sserunkuma, pictured here controlling the ball, had a busy afternoon that saw him net the winning goal
Last season's premier league MVP Joseph Ochaya provided the assist for the winner
Would this fan do brilliantly in Olympics gymnastics? Armed with his vuvuzela here at Sunday's game, he sure doesn't look bad at all!
Hard stuff, hard tackles!
The Vipers bench watch in the background as they colleagues battled the premier league's reigning champions
Man-to-man marking it is!
When you have to guard the goal and ahem, your 'other stuff'!
Baby's day out for sure. Regardless of one's age, football is indeed a sport of passion, colour and belief!
KCCA captain Denis Okot got injured and remained down for some time . . .
. . . before he was helped off for medical attention as the skipper made the source of his discomfort evident
Captain Okot Denis received the Super Cup trophy from FUFA president Eng. Moses Magogo
A certainly great way to gear up for the new season!
Meanwhile, Vipers Junior side lifted the FUFA Juniors Super Cup