Wakiso Giants FC are on top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League summit after registering a 2-0 win over Gaddafi FC at Kabaka Kyabaggu, on Friday.
Shariph Kimbowa and Rahmat Ssenfuka’s goals were enough to push Wakiso Giants to the top of the 15 team log on 17 points.
The hosts would have taken an early lead through Titus Ssematimba, who was set up by Kimbowa, but the former’s volley went off target.
For the guests, Alex Kitata was also at fault for missing a great opportunity when he failed to guide home Godfrey Lwesibawa’s well-curled cross.
In the 44th minute, Wakiso Giants broke the deadlock when Kimbowa found the back of the net from the spot.
This came after Lwesibawa fouled Wakiso’s Ibrahim Kasule in the forbidden area, a decision that had the game pause for several minutes because Gaddafi were protesting the decision.
Gaddafi had a chance to level matters before the break but Lwesibawa’s freekick was parried away in a full-stretch save by Samson Kirya.
In the second half, Gaddafi started the better side but were blunt at the front, not creating real chances.
Wakiso’s second goal came in the 77th minute as Senfuka extended the hosts’ lead after capitalising on a loose ball off Joel Mutakubwa’s save.
The victory took Wakiso Giants to the top of the log with 17 points while Gaddafi is ninth with nine points.
Next on the menu, Wakiso will visit Onduparaka while Gaddafi host Arua Hill SC on Wednesday, November 23.
How they lined up
Wakiso Giants FC XI: Samson Kirya (Gk), Grant Matsiko, Alex Komakech, Apollo Kagogwe, Joshua Lubwama, Lawrence Bukenya, Titus Ssematimba, Ibrahim Kasule, Moses Aliro, Shariph Kimbowa, Hassan Ssenyonjo
Substitutes: Bashir Ssekagya (Gk), George Kaddu, Frank Ssebufu, Ambrose Arinda, Ssemuwemba, Norman Ojik, Rahmat Ssenfuka
Gaddafi FC XI: Joel Mutakubwa (Gk), Ibrahim Kiyemba, Bakali Magumba, Amir Kakomo, John Byamukama, Shafiki Bakaki, Johnson Odongo, Brian Kalumba, Nicholas Kasozi, Alex Kitata, Godfrey Lwesibawa
Substitutes: Chrispus Kusiima (Gk), Dan Birikwalira, Jamaldine Buchochera, Steven Munguchi, Elvis Ngonde, Simon Sserukuma