By Denis Turyahebwa
Sadat Anaku was a hero again as Kampala Capital City Authority football club thumped the army side UPDF FC 6-1 on Friday 5th February in the Star-Times Uganda Premier League at MTN Omondi stadium, Lugogo.
The sharp striker slotted home as early as the fifth minute thanks to a flawless assist from Gift Ali on his first start of the season.
Anaku doubled the Kasasiro boys’ lead in the 14th minute with a fine job done by Moses Aliro before Ashraf Mugume netted the third for the KCCA two minutes later assisted by Bright Anukani.
With 3-0 up, Mike Mutebi’s side looked lethal and hungry for more, Pressing the visitors harder, tip-tapping brilliantly until Charles Lwanga headed in from close quarters a crispy cross from Obenchan Filbert in the 23rd minute.
The situation seemed to be getting out of hand for the army side which forced them to make a double substitution in the 30th minute subbing on Ezekiel Katende and Arafat Kakonge for Ibrahim Tembo and Sam Kintu.
Moments later, Bright Anukani rattled the goal post with a smashing hit from a long-range before Brian Mayanja pulled back one for UPDF to make it 4-1.
Towards the break, Obenchan picked up a worrying injury after a dangerous collision with the opponent and replaced it with Kato Nemeyimana.
The second half started with Mutebi’s boys attacking in full force and Lwanga’s effort kissed the wood in the 57th minute before he was shown a yellow card three minutes later.
Lwanga finally put on his scoring boots in the 69th minute before Anaku sealed it in the 78th having lobbed the keeper to make it 6-1 for the Kasasiro boys.
Elsewhere, Comwell Rwothomio’s second-minute opener and Steven Mukwala’s 12th minute other goal secured three points for the tax collectors Against Kyetume at the Arena of Visions, Luweero.
And finally, MYDA came from behind 2-0 to get a point from Hoima side Kitara. Zakayo Kizito found the net in the second minute before Nathan Oloro doubled the lead for the visitors a minute into the second half.
Ibra Nsimbe was fouled in the box in the 65th for the center referee to award the hosts a penalty spot that Nsimbe himself converted to make it 2-1. Moses Batali headed in the equalizer in the added minutes to salvage a late point for the Tororo-based side.