Friday 7th January
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Gaddafi 1-0 Wakiso Giants


Yunus Sibira scored a late minute header in the 90th minute of the game as Gaddafi FC defeated Wakiso Giants 1-0 in the Startimes Uganda Premier League match played at the Gaddafi Arena in Jinja.

Gaddafi FC looked a sharp team as they aimed for three points to end the season on a high and they dominated the most part of the game.

As early as the 8th minute, striker Alex Kitata was gifted with a one on one against Samson Kirya but he failed to put the ball in the back of the net denying Gaddafi FC an early lead.

The soldier boys kept on pushing for goal but Kirya’s heroics kept Wakiso Giants in the game as he saved a well taken Hassan Musana freekick in the 20th minute.

Gaddafi FC were forced into an early substitution as Muwawu Faisal suffered an injury and replaced by Ronald Bithum in the 25th minute of the game.

Goalkeeper Samson Kirya was again the rescue hero as he made a double save to deny Gaddafi FC from the corner.

Wakiso Giants close chance for goal came in the 40th minute but Moses Aliro couldn’tdirect his effort on target.

Wakiso Giants held onto their toes to end the first stanza on level with Gaddafi FC on a 0-0 scoreline.

In the second stanza of the game the soldier boys showed character as the dictated the game of play pushing the purple sharks onto the back foot.

There was nothing much to play for as both teams were comfortable to take home a point but Yunus Sibira happened in the dying minutes of the game to put the home side ahead with a brilliant header in the 90th minute.

Gaddafi FC end the first round on a high as they move to the 7th position on the log with 21 points just three points below Wakiso Giants who sit sixth with 24points.

What Next
Both teams having completed all their first round games will now turn focus onto strengthening their squads during the transfer window.

The league will take a short forced break as to allow the national team take part in the six international friendlies across Europe.

How both teams lined up
Gaddafi FC XI
Ronald Mutebi (GK), Sula Mpanga, Hassan Musana, Musamali Paul, Macumba Bakali, Sibira Yunus, Kyeyune Umar, Kirya Amos, Muwawu Faisal, Alex Kitata, Brian Kalumba.

Wakiso Giants XI
Samson Kirya (GK), Grant Matsiko, Simon Namwanja, Edward Saturo, Joshua Lubwama, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Moses Aliro, Titus Ssematimba, Ivan Bogere, Ibrahim Kasule, Fahad Kawooya


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