Sunday, October 13
*Wakiso Giants 2-1 Proline FC
Viane Ssekajugo scored a brace, including a 90th minute penalty as Wakiso Giants finished it late against struggling Proline FC.
Ssekajugo showed composure to beat Bashir Ssekagya from the spot after Mustafa Mujuzi was judged to have tripped substitute Karim Ndugwa in the forbidden area.
The resolute visitors were on course for securing a draw before that Ssekajugo penalty but their wait to have point(s) on board will have to wait after a 2-1 loss at Betway Muteesa II Stadium.
Bright Anukani levelled matters in the 41st minute after Sekajugo had put Wakiso in the lead. The youngster rebounded a shot after goalkeeper Katende had spilled substitute Joseph Mandela’s initial shot.
The win, fourth for Wakiso who hosted their second game at Wankulukuku due to a busy schedule at Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, sends the team to sixth position with 13 points.
Proline FC who were docked Six points for their failure to honour home game against SC Villa remain rooted at the foot of the 16-team log.
Proline left discontented with the referee especially that Karim penalty as it appeared to be soft, but Wakiso had two genuine penalty appeals including one where Bernard Muwanga shoved Viane in the back, waived on.
Much Changed Wakiso Scrap Through
Coach Kefa Kisala made various changes in his starting eleven with George Katende, Aggrey Madoi , Swaib Mudde and Amos Muwonge all starting but the nerves settled quickly when Viane slotted home just in the ninth minute of the game thanks to a cut back from Ivan Kiweewa.
Kisala had made a bold decision to start Mudde in centre back ahead of Ibrahim Kiyemba to fill suspended Fahad Kawooya’s void, and he will be satisfied with Mudde’s performance.
Muwonge, commonly known as Agogo, had his good moments but he was far from convincing before he was taken off for Ndugwa while Lawrence Bukenya provided the needed curtain for the defence, with Hakim Ssenkumba playing in an advanced position.
Goalkeeper Katende was rarely troubled but he came into play every time he was needed. He kept out Bernard Muwanga’s shot after a corner, and his defenders should have done better after he parried away the first effort before Anukani pounced in the equaliser.
Madoi was lively and made explosive runs at the left wing while troubling James Begesa all day although he hesitated to deliver crosses as the forwards remained starved of service.
The usual suspect, the day’s captain and man of the match Hassan Ssenyonjo was the main architect as he controlled the tempo and dictated plays but he rarely released the attackers.
Proline on the other hand, dominated proceedings from the middle of the park thanks to the team chemistry between Ibrahim Wamanah, Hakim Kiwanuka and Anukani, the latter was taken off for Noordin Bunjo who unlikely started from the bench.
They pressed at various stages, with Edirisa Lubega the centre, but will rue those missed opportunities. Sula Ssekamwa started the game but was later taken off for Joseph Mandela early in the first half after a poor display.
Wakiso will visit Police FC before hosting Express FC.
Wakiso Giants XI – George William Katende, Muwadda Kateregga, Aggrey Madoi, Swaib Mudde, Ivan Kiweewa, Hakim Ssenkumba, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Lawrence Bukenya, Amos Muwonge, Viane Ssekajugo
Proline FC XI – Ssekagya Bashir (GK), Begisa James, Mukisa Yusuf, Benard Muwanga, Mujjuzi Musitafa (C), Kintu Sam, Wamananh Ibrahim, Bright Anukani, Hakim Kiwanuka, Lubega Edrisa, Sula Sekamwa.