December 9, 2021

SUPL: Wamboya optimistic Gaddafi will bounce back

By Baron Kironde
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Gadaffi FC's Faizal Muwawu tries a bicycle kick against Busoga United at the Gadaffi Arena in Jinja / Sanyuka FC Image

Gadaffi FC head coach, Mubarak Wamboya has described his side’s regrettable 2-0 home loss to Busoga United at the Gaddafi Arena as one that came because of distraction and lack of attention by the players towards the game.

Strikes from Rashid Mpaata and Anwar Ntege in a space of only three minutes within the first ten of the second half ensured that the visitors rightfully claimed all the Jinja city bragging rights.

This particular game was the first ever topflight encounter for the Soldier Boys which also doubled as a Jinja city derby.

A gesture that made it more prestigious because of the pride that accompanies the three points for either team.

For Gaddafi FC though, no extra motivation was required for the fact since this was to be their maiden taste of the deep waters that come with the Uganda Premier League. To surrender it all to their neighbours was therefore unfathomable.

“We lost the game because at some point the boys lost concentration,” Wamboya told the media shortly after the game before adding; “We need to and shall work on that as soon as possible.”

“Yes, we had some avoidable errors. We relaxed a little bit and gave away two cheap goals. We made the goals so easy to score for our opponents,” he further admitted.

“Miscommunication cost us and got us into losing the game but at least not the hope. We shall rectify that and come back stronger,” Wamboya reiterated.

The defeat implies that the Soldier Boys finish matchday one second from the bottom, only ahead of Wakiso Giants who experienced the heaviest loss of the round to amass an inferior goal difference.

Next up for Gaddafi FC is a short but tricky trip to Lugogo this Saturday, October 23 to face off with the current league leaders, KCCA FC who are on a soul searching mission themselves.

Wamboya will surely be hoping to unleash his side against a recouping Morley Byekwaso team that seems to not be taking any prisoners. The size up between both sides might bring about a serious and entertaining game.

How both teams lined up

Gadaffi starting XI: Paul Mujjapwani, Franco Onen, Naziru Sserwadda, Paul 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.

Busoga starting XI: Michael Nantamu, Peter Onzima, George Kalyowa,  Douglas Bithum, Hassan Kintu, Elvis Ngonde, Anthony Mayanja (C), Rashid Mpaata, Anwar Ntege, Elvis Kibbale and Paul Ssekulima.

Subs: Andrew Ssekandi, Isaac Wagoina, Derrick Basoga and Ronald Kasamba.

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