Wakiso Giants registered a 1-0 narrow win against a resilient Busoga United in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League in a game played at Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium on Saturday afternoon, courtesy of Frank Ssebuufu.
Ssebuufu waited till the last minute of the entertaining game to seal a well-deserved win past hard-working Busoga with a well taken goal.
Wakiso Giants started with great intensity in search of an opener and could have got it as early as the fifth minute.
Wakiso engineered a dangerous counter-attack through Wakiso Giants midfielder, Owen Kasule but Micheal Nantamu stood tall to save matters.
In the fifteenth minute, Wakiso had a chance to grab an opener through Lawrence Bukenya but his effort missed the target by inches.
In an end to end encounter, Busoga’s Laban Tibita found himself in a great position but the forward missed utilising the chance with 18 yards away from goal.
Busoga United’s game grew in stature and momentum and in the 25th minute they had a chance to take the lead but Derrick Basoga’s effort went above the crossbar.
On the return of the second stanza, Busoga made a double change introducing Shaka Ssozi and Isaac Wagoina for Tibiita and Peter Onzima respectively.
In the 68th minute, Busoga United captain Anthony Mayanja started a counter-attack but he was selfish to release the ball in time before he lost possession for a wasted opportunity.
In the 75th minute, Hassan Kintu placed a through ball in Wakiso Giants’ box but Anwaru Ntege failed to meet the timely delivery.
In the 90th minute, Frank Ssebuufu slotted the ball into the back of the net with a well orchestrated finish.
In the coming fixture, Busoga United will travel to Fort Portal to play against Tooro United on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at Buhinga Stadium.
On the other hand, Wakiso Giants will make a short trip to Kavumba Recreation Ground to face SC Villa in an encounter that will be played on Wednesday, November 3.
How they lined up
Wakiso Giants XI: Derrick Emukule (Gk), Edward Satulo, Fahad Kawooya, Simon Namwajja, Tom Matsiko, Lawrence Bukenya, Titus Ssematimba, Owen Kasule, Frank Ssebuufu, Moses Aliro, Sharif Kimbowa
Busoga United XI: Micheal Nantamu (Gk), Peter Onzima, George Kalyowa, Douglas Bithum, Hassan Kintu, Steven Okello, Anthony Mayanja, Rashid Mpata, Anwaru Ntege, Elvis Kibbale, Laban Tibita