Vianne Ssekajugo scored a late winner on Saturday as Wakiso Giants rode their luck to beat BUL FC 1-0 in a Uganda Premier League clash at Kyabazinga stadium – Bugembe in Jinja City.
The diminutive forward lofted the ball to the top left corner of the net two minutes to the end of the game to give the Purple Sharks a rare win over the Eastern Giants.
Before that strike, the Eastern Giants came closest to breaking the deadlock via Simon Peter Oketch in the first half, but the midfielder missed Robert Mukongotya’s well weighted in cross by a whisker.
The later would be gifted with a great scoring opportunity with goalkeeper Samson Kirya at his mercy two minutes after restart of the game in the second half but the robust wide man was flagged offside by the first assistant referee.
The Purple Sharks also had a pretty chance of their own to take the lead in the 58th minute but Kaggwa could not manage to slot the ball into an empty net.
Daniel Mubiru – the assistant head coach, who was in the dag out for BUL FC, introduced Ibrahim Mugulusi and Deogracious Ojok for Charles Ssempa and Anwar Ntege respectively at the hour mark to give the team a spark.
Musa Esenu came in for Robert Mukongotya as Mbazira also replaced Simon Peter twelve minutes to the end of the game.
The flesh legs on the pitch inflated more life and momentum to the team with better exchanges in the opponent’s half but the visitors were up to the task with vigilant goal keeping. It was simply not our day.
The result leaves BUL FC on 13 points after 12 games. Their next league encounter will be away to Bright Stars on Wednesday March 10.
Starting XI against Wakiso Giants
Abdul Kimera, Aggrey Madoi, Fredrick Kigozi, Douglas Bithum, Jimmy Kulaba, Godfrey Akol, Charles Ssempa, Robert Mukongotya, Richard Wandyaka, Simon Peter Oketch
Sanon Mulabi, Elvis Kibaale, Fredson Gwoto, Mbazira, Musa Esenu, Deogracious Ojok, Ibrahim Mugulusi