Leggy striker Dasirye Davis headed KCCA into the lead as the table leaders edged Arua Hill away in Arua.
Kasirye had replaced captain Poloto Julius who was taken off injured in the 20th minute.
17 minutes later, the lanky forward floated in air to nod home off a flawless cross from Rogers Mato.
The goal meant that Kasirye increased his season’s tally to four goals and is also the club’s top scorer.
Earlier in the game, Mato could have found the lead after dribbling past a forest of legs only to be let down by his final touch in the 4th minute.
In the 10th minute, Charles Lwanga controlled a good ball from Wasswa and laid a pass to Mato who fluffed his effort above the crossbar.
Debutant Derrick Ochan made back to back saves at the half hour mark to deny the hosts from finding the breakthrough.
Five minutes to the end of the opening stanza, there were calls of handball from KCCA FC players after Arua’s Rashid Toha seemed to have handled the ball in the box but the referee Ronald Madanda waved play on.
After recess, Gift Ali replaced Lwanga in 51st minute.
In the 65th minute, Usama Arafati and Innocent Wafula interchanged passes beautifully. The latter’s pass was controlled by Anaku whose touch was too heavy hence losing possession.
Geofrey Wasswa cleared the ball off his goal keeper’s line to keep KCCA FC in the lead with 12 minutes of normal time to play.
With 5 minutes to play, KCCA FC were reduced to 9 men after Anaku and Achai were taken off injured and couldn’t be replaced since KCCA FC’s had exhausted all it’s substitutions.The pair later returned to the pitch though limping.
6 minutes of addition time were indicated by the fourth official and Yassar Mugerwa got cautioned for a foul in the 94th minute.
KCCA FC would later finish the game 10 men after Johnz Revita was taken off to receive medical attention.
KCCA FC winning their maiden tie against Arua Hill SC and maintaining the first position on the table with 19 points from seven games.
KCCA FC host Bul FC next on Wednesday 1st December 2021.