Ugandan champions Kampala City Council FC beat Police FC 4-1 in their Tuesday penultimate friendly, with Gadafi Kiwanuka, Brian Majwega, Ivan Ntege and Derrick Ntege scoring the goals in a leisurely but convincing performance before travelling to Mbale on Friday for Saturday’s Uganda Cup final with rivals URA FC at Mbale Municipal Stadium.
Angelo Lanyesi’s side showed plenty of adventure but they could not make any clear cut chances and the home side capitalized on that to sharpen their goal poaching skills as they go in hunt for their first league double this weekend.
“No worries at all. We need to win and make history this season’ said KCC coach George Nsimbe ahead of the climax of Uganda’s most famous knockout football tournament.
“Everyone did their thing today, everyone did their bit, and that is what makes our club strong, everyone is there to help each other.”
Forward Tony Odur’s participation in the final had been a doubt after KCC had issued a medical bulletin which revealed their topscorer is carrying two injuries but was partly involved in the tie yesterday.
“He is going well, and he is relaxed about it. Things are going the right way,” Nsimbe said of Odur’s status.
Henry Mwanje scored Police FC’s consolation from the spot kick after Habib Kavuma handled the ball in the forbidden area.
Lugazi based URA have however slumped in their last friendly with newly crowned FUFA Big League champions Lweza FC had to come from a goal down to register a 2-1 win over Pual Nkata’s troops in a friendly match played on Thursday 29 May at their fortress of Kajjansi Clays.
This was the tax collectors’ second loss in the row after losing 3-2 to Kampala regional side Stegota in their first friendly match on Wednesday.
In the super League this season, KCC beat URA 3-1 in Lugazi and drew 1-1 at Lugogo.