Saturday, February 5
•Wakiso Giants 4-1 Gaddafi FC
Moses Aliro scored a brace in a man of the match performance as Wakiso Giants eased past Gaddafi FC at Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium.
The former KCCA FC versatile player also turned provider for Sharif Kimbowa and debutant Sam Ssenyonjo.
Alex Kitata brought one back for the Soldier Boys who saw Hassan Musana fire his penalty over the bar late in the game.
The Purple Sharks put up a splendid first half on their way to get their second round to a perfect start.
Aliro opened the scores in the 12th minute with a rebound after Gaddafi goalkeeper Ronald Mutebi punched out Kimbowa’s initial shot.
He later doubled the lead just after the half-hour mark thanks to a neat cut back from Simon Namwanja.
Aliro who was deployed as a striker on the day, set Kimbowa who scored from an unguarded net after a good build up.
Kitata scored from the rebound in the second half, 53, as Gaddafi FC tried to crawl back.
But substitute Ssenyonjo, on loan from KCCA FC, was sent through by Aliro to slot home on his debut.
Gaddafi FC were awarded a penalty in added time after Amos Kirya was judged to have been brought down in the area but Musana poorly sent his effort over the bar.
It was a strong performance for the Purple Sharks despite missing a couple of players including Derrick Emukule, Grant Matsiko, Hassan Wasswa Dazo, Hassan Ssenyonjo and Joshua Lubwama among others.
Consequently, Amos Muwonge was deployed at right back, and just like the rest, he never disappointed.
They could have scored plenty in the first half as Gaddafi defence looked flat for extended stretches.
Aliro had a freekick that flew over the bar, Frank Ssebuufu twice fired wide from close range while Rahmat Ssefuka was denied by goalkeeper Mutebi.
Gaddafi impressed going forward and were solid in the second half but their defending gave them away on a day coach Peter would want to forget easily.
Captain Jamaldine Buchochera will take the blame for Ssenyonjo’s goal after he was robbed by Aliro, and the side could have done better to combat Wakiso Giants pressure.
The win sends Wakiso Giants to fifth with 27 points while Gaddafi remain 8th on 21.
What Next – Wakiso Giants visit BUL FC next Saturday, the same day Gaddafi face URA FC in Bombo
Wakiso Giants – Samson Kirya, Amos Muwonge, Simon Namwanja, Edward Satulo, Fahad Kawooya, Lawrence Bukenya, Ibrahim Kasule, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Moses Aliro, Frank Ssebufu, Sharif Kimbowa
Substitutes – Ken Lukuya, George Kaddu, Sam Ssenyonjo, Ivan Bogere, Titus Ssematimba, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Tom Masiko
Gaddafi FC – Ronald Mutebi, Franco Onen, Hassan Musana, Jamaldine Buchochera, Bakali Magumba, Sam Kintu, Amos Kirya, Yunus Sibira, Alex Kitata, Charles Ssebutinde, Brian Kalumba
Substitutes – Abdul Magada, Andrew Waiswa, Paul Musamali, Umar Kyeyune, Ronald Bithum, James Otim, Richard Basangwa
*Bakasambe Rajab – Centre Referee
*Juma Osire – First Assistant
*Nassolo Elizabeth – Second Assistant
*Achiro Immaculate – Fourth official
*Brian Miiro Nsubuga – Match Assessor