Tuesday, September 3
*Wakiso Giants 3-1 URA FC
(Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, Wakissha)
Wakiso Giants head coach Kefa Kisala has lauded his players’ fighting spirit after they beat URA FC 3-1 in one of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played at Wakissha Resource centre’s Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium in Wakiso.
URA FC’s Saidi Kyeyune cancelled out Tom Masiko’s early opener as the game ended one all at halftime.
A brace from birthday boy Karim Ndugwa who came off the bench highlighted Wakiso’s strong second half surge as the newly promoted side took a deserved win.
“The team played well, we managed to absorb pressure as they attacked us in the first 30 minutes but the players managed to hold on before topping proceedings,” Kefa told the press after the win.
“Its good to win at home, especially against former champions. Its good spirit from my players.
“The character, the attitude and the way the players behaved in situations which were challenging has been key today.”
This, was the first win in top flight for the Purple Sharks on their second attempt. The side lost 1-0 to defending champions KCCA FC at Lugogo on matchday one.
“We managed to rectify our errors in the last two days after that loss to KCCA,” stated coach Kefa who joined Wakiso following the departure of Ibrahim Kirya.
“This win has helped us to send a warning to other teams that have not visited this place, they have to know that Wakishha ground is not a touring centre, there is a serious team that means business.”
The former BUL FC, Masaka FC and Express FC tactician revealed that he was aware of URA’s frailties including the inability of their defenders to be comfortable on the ball and had capitalised on such few details to take edge the game.
The Purple Sharks will return to league action at home against Tooro United, a side they beat 2-1 in Super Eight, on Friday.
Last season, the tax collectors finished the whole league campaign without an away loss. The last time URA FC lost an away game was against KCCA FC on April 24, 2018 (497 days since) at Lugogo, a loss which made coach Paul Nkata to resign.