Busoga United head coach Abbey Kikomeko was full of delight and applauded his players for putting up a spirited display at the Gaddafi Arena that saw them emerge victorious in a tightly contested Jinja derby against the home team Gadaffi FC.
Elvis Ngonde and Anwar Ntege both scored for the visitors in the opening minutes of the second half to earn all three points along with the Jinja city bragging rights but also ensured what in the end came to be a comfortable 2-0.
“I would first of all like to thank the boys for their commitment, they appeared so motivated simply because they stuck with the advice we gave them prior to the game,” Kikomeko said after the game.
“We picked some new players from trials, and others from other different clubs where they did not really have enough time to exhibit their prowess.”
“We assured them that here (Busoga United) is where they would be guaranteed playing time, and if their interest was money, they had to first come here and put in the work,” the coach further stated.
In all fairness, the game looked a bit dull at the start as both sides were so reserved to risk anything. With time though, it opened up a little to produce the goals.
The performance that was full of determination from Busoga United indeed impressed Kikomeko as seen from how repeatedly he stressed how his players output was very good, nevermind that they missed some key players.
The win got them joint top second of the summit with a handful of other teams like Vipers, Mbarara City and Arua Hill while KCCA comfortably sit top with a better goal difference.
How both teams lined up
Gadaffi starting XI: Paul Mujjapwani, Franco Onen, Naziru Sserwadda, Paulo Musamali, Andrew Waiswa (C), Umaru Kyeyune, Brian Kalumba, Steven Munguchi, Faisal Muwawu, Mark Bamukyaye and Joel Madondo
Subs: Ronald Mutebi, Ibrahim Massa, Yunus Sibira, Ronald Bithum Nsumbiano, Frank Mulimi, Alex Kitata and Ronald Obele