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Wonderkid Allan Okello nets brace to help KCCA FC close gap on SC Villa

Wonderkid Allan Okello nets brace to help KCCA FC close gap on SC Villa
From ESPN - April 9, 2018

Wonderkid Allan Okello netted a fine brace on Monday as KCCA FC beat 10-man UPBF 2-0 in a Uganda Premier League encounter at their Philip Omondi Stadium on Monday as they closed the gap on SC Villa.

18-year old Okello, who was the man of the match when Uganda's Under-20 side humbled South Sudan 5-1 a week ago in an U-20 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, scored two goals in the last nine minutes of the match.

The win takes the defending champions up to 43 points, three behind leaders SC Villa who have played a game more. Mike Mutebi's side also have a superior goal difference.

"I am happy to score two goals today," Okello told KwesESPN. "As I have always said, scoring brings more confidence and motivates any player.

"You ca not be rated highly as a striker or an attacking midfielder when you do not score goals."

Army side UPDF FC battled well and defended in numbers, but their gameplan was undone when Sulaiman Majanjalo was sent off for a second bookable offence after 66 minutes.

"I could see we had all the possession and it was just a matter of time before we scored," Okello added. "We are going to keep fighting to win every game because the league is really tight at the top."

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