Saturday, October 5
*Wakiso Giants 2-1 Mbarara City
Wakiso Giants returned to winning ways after holding on to overcome Mbarara City FC on match-day seven of the 2019/20 StarTimes UPL.
The Purples Sharks won 2-1 at Wankulukuku, playing at a neutral ground after their home ground Wakissha Resource centre (Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium) was reportedly occupied with other engagements.
Tom Masiko, on loan from Vipers, beat Tom Ikara from the spot after Viane Ssekajugo was brought down in the box.
Karim Ndugwa could have doubled the advantage but was denied by the post.
New signing Kirizestom Ntambi made it two for the hosts with a beautiful header off Masiko’s corner at the stroke of halftime.
Ibrahim Orit’s goal at the hour mark proved a consolation for the Ankole Lions.
The victory is the third for Wakiso, they had beaten URA and Tooro, and lifts the side to fifth place with 10 points.
Kefa Kisala’s side had gone three games without a win – drew one all against Bright stars before one nil losses against BUL and Onduparaka.
This is the first loss for Mbarara under new coach Paul Nkata who beat Busoga United on first attempt. Its their third loss overall this season; they had also lost to SC Villa and Express under coach Brian Ssenyondo.
Wakiso will return to action against SC Villa at Namboole before hosting Proline and an away game against Police.
Mbarara, eighth on the log with eight points and have scored 11 and conceded as many, will host Maroons at Kakyeka, their first league game in Mbarara this season.
Wakiso Giants XI – Derrick Emukule, Hassan Wasswa, Simon Namwanja, Fahad Kawooya, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Ayub Kisalita, Tom Masiko, Karim Ndugwa, Kirizestom Ntambi, Viane Ssekajugo.
Mbarara City XI – Tom Ikara, Stephen Othieno, John Adriko, Souleyman Bamba, Hilary Mukundane, Pistis Barenge, Swalik Bebe Ssegujja, Raymond Onyai, Paul Mucureezi, Brian Aheebwa, Ibrahim Orit.