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Kampala City in rare Kagame Cup win for Uganda; oust defending champs Azam in Nyamirambo final

2019 CECAFA KAGAME CUP

(Rwanda – Kigali, Huye, Rubavu: July 6-21)

RESULTS:

Sunday, July 21:

FINAL:

Match No. 32: Azam (TAN) 0-1 KCCA (UGA)

BRONZE MEDAL:

Match No. 31: AS Maniema Union (DRC) 0-2 Green Eagles (ZAM)

Friday, July 19:

SEMI-FINALS:

Match No. 30: KCCA (UGA) 4-3 Green Eagles (ZAM)

Match No. 29: Azam (TAN) 0 (5-4 pen) 0 AS Maniema Union (DRC)

QUARTER-FINALS:

Wednesday, July 17:
Match No. 27: APR (RWA) 0 (3-4 pen) 0 AS Maniema Union (DRC) – Stade Kigali
Match No. 28, Gor Mahia (KEN) 1-2 Green Eagles (ZAM) – Stade Kigali

Tuesday, July 16:

Match No. 26, KCCA (UGA) 2-1 Rayon Sports (RWA) – Stade Kigali

Match No. 25, TP Mazembe (DRC) 1-2 Azam (TAN) – Stade Kigali

Sunday, July 14:

Group ‘D’:

Match No. 24,  AS Ports (DJI) 1-2 AS Maniema (DRC) – Umuganda Stadium

Match No. 23, Gor Mahia (KEN) 1-0 KMKM (ZNZ) – Umuganda Stadium

Saturday, July 13:

Group ‘A’:

Match No. 22,  Rayon Sports (RWA) 0-1 KMC (TAN)  -Kigali Stadium

Match No. 21, Atlabara (SSD) 1-6 TP Mazembe (DRC) – Kigali Stadium

Friday,  July 12:

Group ‘B’:

Match No. 20, KCCA (UGA) 2-1 Mukura Victory (RWA) – Stade Huye

Match No. 19,  Azam (TAN) 0-0 Bandari (KEN) – Stade Huye

Thursday, July 11:

Group ‘C’:

Match No.  18, APR (RWA) 4-0 Heegan (SOM) – Kigali Stadium

Match No. 17,  Proline (UGA) 1-2  Green Eagles (ZAM) – Kigali Stadium

Wednesday, July 10:

Group ‘D’

Match No. 16: KMKM (ZNZ)  0-2 AS Maniema (DRC) – Stade Umuganda, Rubavu

Match No. 15: AS Ports (DJI) 0-2  Gor Mahia (KEN)  – Stade Umuganda, Rubavu

Tuesday, July 9:

Group ‘A’

Match No. 14: Atlabara (SSD) 0-2 Rayon Sports (RWA)

Match No. 13: KMC (TAN) 0-1 TP Mazembe (DRC)

Group ‘B’

Match No. 12: KCCA (UGA) 1-0 Azam (TAN)

Match No. 11: Bandari (KEN) 2-2 Mukura Victory (RWA)

GROUPING, RESULTS & FIXTURES:

GROUP ‘A’ GROUP ‘B’ GROUP ‘C’ GROUP ‘D’
Rayon Sports (RWA)
Azam (TAN)
APR (RWA)
Gor Mahia (KEN)
Atlabara (SSD)
Mukura Victory (RWA) Green Eagles (ZAM)
AS Maniema Union (DRC)
KMC (TAN)
Bandari (KEN)
Heegan (SOM)
KMKM (ZNZ)
TP Mazembe (DRC)
KCCA (UGA) Proline (UGA)
AS Ports (DJI)

 

DATE M/NO TEAMS GROUP VENUE TIME
6 July 2019 1 Heegan  2-0 Green Eagles C Kigali Stadium 13.00
6 July 2 APR  1-0 Proline C Kigali Stadium 16.00
7 July 3 Bandari 1-1 KCCA B Huye Stadium 13.00
7 July 4 Azam 1-0 Mukura Victory B Huye Stadium 15.30
7 July 5 KMC 1-1 Atlabara A Kigali Stadium 13.00
7 July 6 Rayon Sports 1-0 TP Mazembe B Kigali Stadium 15.30
8 July 7 KMKM 0-2 AS Ports D Umuganda Stadium 13.00
8 July 8 Gor Mahia 2-1 AS Maniema D Umuganda Stadium 15.30
8 July 9 Proline 2-0 Heegan C Kigali Stadium 13.00
8 July 10 Green Eagles 0-1 APR C Kigali Stadium 15.30
9 July 11 Bandari 2-2 Mukura Victory B Huye Stadium 13.00
9 July 12 KCCA 1-0 Azam B Huye Stadium 15.00
9 July 13 KMC 0-1 TP Mazembe A Kigali Stadium 17.00
9 July 14 Atlabara 0-2 Rayon Sports A Kigali Stadium 19.00
10 July Wed 15 AS Ports 0-2 Gor Mahia D Umuganda Stadium 13.00
10 July Wed 16 KMKM 0-1  AS Maniema D Umuganda Stadium 15.30
11 July Thur 17 Proline 1-2 Green Eagles C Kigali Stadium 13.00
11 July Thur 18 APR 4-0  Heegan C Kigali Stadium 15.30
12 July Fri 19 Azam 0-0  Bandari B Huye Stadium 15.30
12 July Fri 20 KCCA 2-1  Mukura Victory B Huye Stadium 18.00
13 July Sat 21 Atlabara 1-6 TP Mazembe A Kigali Stadium 15.30
13 July Sat 22 Rayon Sports 0-1 KMC A Kigali Stadium 18.00
14 July Sun 23 Gor Mahia 1-0 KMKM D Umuganda Stadium 13.00
14 July Sun 24 AS Ports 1-2 AS Maniema D Umuganda Stadium 15.30
15 July Mon   REST DAY      
16 Tue  

25

26

QUARTER FINALS:

TP Mazembe (A1) 1-2 Azam (B2)

KCCA (B1) 2-1  Rayon Sports (A2)

TBC TBC
17 July Wed 27

28

APR (C1) 0 (3-4 pen) 0  AS Maniema (D2)

Gor Mahia (D1) 1-2 Green Eagles (C2)

18 July Thur REST DAY
19 July Fri  

29

30

SEMI-FINALS:

Azam (W 25) 0 (5-4 pen) 0 AS Maniema (W 27)

KCCA (W 26) 4-3 Green Eagles (W 28)

TBC TBC
20 July Sat REST DAY
21 July Sun 31

32

3rd place Bronze Medal:

AS Maniema (L 29) 0-2  Green Eagles (L 30)

FINAL:

Azam (W 29) 0-1 KCCA (W 30)

TBC

UGANDA soccer champions, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) have won the Cecafa Kagame Cup Club Championship after dethroning Azam of Tanzania in this year’s final at Nyamirambo, Kigali in Rwanda on Sunday

Despite there being no home team surviving on the last day of the competition at Stade Kigali, a healthy crowd showed up to watch KCCA, winners only once previously (1978) deservedly get the better of Azam of Dar es Salaam, winners in 2015 and 2018 when the championship was last held in Tanzania, 2016 and ’17 having been shelved also regional football associations could not decide on a hist.

Top: Azam defender Yakubu Mohammed (right) tries to cut off an attack by KCCA in their Cecafa Kagame Cup final at Nyamirambo on Sunday. Above: Kampala Capital City Authority celebrate their only second Cecafa Club Championship victory on Sunday. They last won in 1978

Top: Azam defender Yakubu Mohammed (right) tries to cut off an attack by KCCA in their Cecafa Kagame Cup final at Nyamirambo on Sunday. Above: Kampala Capital City Authority celebrate their second Cecafa Club Championship victory on Sunday. They last won in 1978

The Ugandans won the encounter 1-0, Mustafa Kiiza scoring the all-important goal in the 62nd minute. The result pleased hundreds of Ugandan fans who had crossed into the neighbouring country for the match. The result was a repeat of the earlier Group ‘B’ match between the two teams which KCCA won at Huye Stadium, 133km south east of Rwanda capital, Kigali on July 9.

The Cecafa Kagame Cup tournament, unlike in the Challenge Cup for national teams, is not traditionally a happy hunting ground for Ugandans whose only past success other than KCCA’s inaugural one (’78) has been (four) SC Villa (1987, 2003, 2005) and Police (2006). In contrast, Tanzania’s Simba alone, has won the Cup a record six times. Kenyan clubs have won a record 15 times, leading the pack against Tanzania (13), Uganda (5), Rwanda (4), Sudan (3) and Burundi 1.

And in an early kick off third place play-off for the Bronze Medal at the same venue, Zambia’s Green Eagles beat Democratic Republic of Congo’ (Kinshasa) AS Maniema Union 2-0. Edward Mwamba and danger man Amity Shamende scored either side of the half to hand the Zambian side the win, plus a Sh1 million cash prize.

Debutant Cecafa guests Green Eagles of Zambia beat fellow visitors AS Maniema Union of Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 on Sunday in the Bronze Medal play-off

Debutant Cecafa guests Green Eagles of Zambia beat fellow visitors AS Maniema Union of Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 on Sunday in the Bronze Medal play-off

Azam 0-1 KCCA

Uganda’s Kampala City Capital Authority, on Sunday, deposed Tanzania’s Azam as the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) Kagame Cup champions following a thrilling 1-0 victory at the Stade Kigali here in Nyamirambo, reported ‘Daily Nation’s’ DAVID KWALIMWA.

Mustafa Kiiza scored the all-important goal in the 62nd minute, leading to the result that left the tens of hundreds of Ugandan fans in the stadium in celebrations. The left back committed himself by making a lung-bursting run from his natural position into the edge of the opponent’s box so as to offer an extra option in attack.

And when the ball suddenly fell to his feet, he beat Azam goalkeeper Razak Abalora with a left-foot strike before wheeling away to celebrate with his teammates.

This result earned KCCA only their second regional title in the club’s history, a glittering trophy, plus Sh3 million in prize money. Azam which had won the last two editions of this tournament held in Tanzania, finished second and claimed Sh2 million.

This was the second time KCCA and Azam were meeting in this tournament. The Ugandan Champions won the other meeting played at the Huye stadium, 1-0. And the script repeated itself on Sunday evening as KCCA had the lion’s share of possession and opportunities against a determined Azam side.

The KCCA starters against Azam in Sunday's Cecafa Kagame Cup Final in Kigali

The KCCA starters against Azam in Sunday’s Cecafa Kagame Cup Final in Kigali

With three minutes played, Azam’s Paul Peter won and wasted a free kick from the edge of the box when a little bit of accuracy would have resulted in a goal. Three minutes later, Allan Okello – who’s been KCCA’s most influential player in this tournament – had the ball in the net.

But Rwandan referee instead gestured for a free kick for Azam, and later explained that Okello had used his arm to guide the ball into the net. It was turning into a game of ping-pong as far as chances were concerned. Azam’s Iddi Selemani headed over a cross with just KCCA keeper Charles Lukwago to beat.

Azam’s Ghanaian keeper Razak Abalora then made a string of saves to keep the scores level. But just after the half hour mark, Mustafa Kiiza struck with his second goal of the tournament. Amoah then missed a sitter moment later as Azam relinquished the title.

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