By Allan Damba
Wakiso Giants head coach, Douglas Bamweyana regretted his team’s sluggish start to the 2020/2021 StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
Wakiso conceded twice in the first twenty minutes at the hands of the tricky Kyetume at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium on Tuesday before rallying back to force a two-all draw.
“We deserved to win but we made childish mistakes and gifted them two goals right at the start,” Bamweyana said after the game.
Kyetume’s explosive start saw Baker Buyala finish off Steven Kabuye’s through ball in the 10th minute before Sharif Saaka added a second five minutes later to condemn the Purple Sharks to what would seem a very long and hefty evening.
However, the Giants were far from a sunk boat as they launched what would later be an incredible fight back at the half hour mark led by Ibrahim Kasule who tucked away Simon Namwanja’s delightful pass.
The comeback was complete seven minutes later after superb work from Amos Muwonge who set up Yasin Mugume for his maiden of the season.
Bamweyana’s boys would later hunt down a third after the break with clear cut chances but a lack of composure infront of goal had them settle for a draw.
It was the second successive stalemate after their goalless draw on opening day of the season against Police, results that have them sit sixth on the log with just two points.
“I thought we should have six points by this point,” the former SC Villa and Express coach noted before adding.
“We had to take our chances but it wasn’t to be, even today we should have scored two more in the second half, but it wasn’t the case.”
He further cursed luck and refereeing decisions that went against them: “We had a few calls that went against our way.”
“I thought there was a penalty shout but possibly the referee didn’t see it the way I saw it, but we deserved more from the match,” he added.
Their search for a maiden victory this season will be tested even harder this Saturday as they host bruised league champions, Vipers SC, the latter have just crushed out of the CAF Champions League at the hands of Sudan giants, Al-Hilal.
Wakiso Giants: Samson Kiirya(GK), Geriga Atendele, Lawrence Bukenya, Ibrahim Kasule, Yasin Mugume, Hassan Wasswa, Amos Muwonge, Simon Namwanja, Karim Ndugwa, Edward Satulo, Hassan Ssenyonjo
Subs: Derrick Emukule(GK), Gaddafi Wahab, Faizul Ibrahim, Allan Kateregga, Swaibu Mudde, Fahad Kawooya, Rahmat Ssenfuka
Kyetume: Joel Mutakubwa(GK), Sharif Saaka, Isejja Deo, Baker Buyala, Ali Feni, Steven Kabuye, Joshua Kigozi, Isaac Kirabira, Richard Matovu, Mustafa Mujuzi, Benon Tohomera.
Subs: Julius Lule (GK), Felix Okot, Henry Orom, Jozefu Saemambo.