Calamitous Settuba turns hero for Wakiso Giants | Stanbic Uganda

By Clive Kyazze

Two second howlers by Wakiso Giants Cleo Settuba goalkeeper gifted Kireka United with two goals in the Stanbic Uganda Cup Round of 32 tie played at Namboole Stadium on Tuesday.

It was 2-2 after the final whistle, but in spot kicks is when Ssetuba turned hero, saving one from 12 yards to help his side advance 5-4 in spot kicks.

“Winning is one thing and that’s the most important, the goalkeeper made some mistakes but mistakes are part of the game,” Wakiso Giants head coach Ibrahim Kirya told www.football-256.com.

Wakiso Giants’ players congratulate skipper Feni Ali after he gave his side the lead against Kireka United | Philip Mugabi Photo

“Our main focus is on gaining promotion to the top flight but we all want to go as far as we can in the Uganda Cup,” he added. 

After the goalless first half, Feni Ali came off the bench to give Wakiso Giants the lead with a beautiful volley off a well weighed cross by Isaac Ntege in the 52nd minute.

Ten minutes later, Settuba failed to clear an aerial ball, caught off his line, Umar Mbowa cleared the ball in an empty net as Kireka leveled  matters.

Two minutes later, Settuba was at it again, he punched an aerial ball in Kamada ‘Ndiefi’ Ssebagala, way, caught off his line, Ndiefi also kicked a long one to make it 2-1.

Wakiso Giants’ fans were uncontrollable after Abukarim Kasule equalised in the dying minutes | Philip Mugabi Photo

Abukarim Kasule was another who came off the bench to level matters for Wakiso Giants, the goal was a sigh of relief for many Wakiso Giants.

Some had even left the stadium but wild cheers forced them back into the stadium and held their breathe throughout the spot kicks session.

Wakiso Giants’ efforts to land a silverware this season seem to be intact as they advance to the round of 16. 

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