Busoga United FC returned to winning ways after registering a 2-0 victory against a hapless Blacks Power side in the Uganda Premier League at Kakindu Stadium, Jinja on Wednesday.
Ibrahim Kayiwa and Franco Magero were on the scoresheet as the hosts bagged maximum points from a dull encounter.
Both sides came in this meeting having been thrashed five goals each, in the opener but Busoga managed to raise from the big fall.
The hosts struck the opener through a well timed header from Kayiwa, following a melee in the box.
After some slow start, Blacks Power raised the tempo of the game and Bronson Nsubuga had threatening efforts on goal, which he quite couldn’t convert into goals.
The home team nearly extended the lead through Dan Sewava but the forward’s header off Laban Tibiita’s delivery was weak to beat Blacks Power custodian Muhammad Ssekkeba.
On the return of the second half, Blacks Power tried to throw more bodies upfront but where still shy to express themselves in the best way to yield positively.
Blacks Power captain, Simon Misaki Opio and colleague Ivan Okello collided in an aerial duel before the ball fell off the latter’s arm in the forbidden area and Busoga was awarded a penalty.
Six minutes into the second stanza, Franco Magera extended Busoga United’s lead with a powerful effort from the spot.
At the top of the hour, Blacks Power found their best chance through Mujahid Ogama but Busoga’s goalkeeper Andrew Ssekandi palmed away the effort.
The win takes Paul Kiwanuka’s charges to three points from two games while the new league entrants wait to earn their maiden point in the ongoing campaign.
In their next fixtures, Blacks Power will host Soltilo Bright Stars on Tuesday, on October 11 while Busoga United will make a trip to face UPDF FC next Wednesday.
How they lined up
Busoga United XI : Andrew Ssekandi (Gk), Derrick Basoga, Hassan Kintu, Isaac Isinde, Ibrahim Kayiwa, Dan Sewava, Laban Tibita, Peter Onzima, Franco Magero, Bashamu Mugwa, Nicholas Mwere
Blacks Power XI: Muhammad Ssekkeba (Gk), Simon Misaki Opio, Emmanuel Odur, Ivan Okello, Francis Onekalit, Franco Onen, Micheal Siwu, John Paul Acire, Mujahid Ogama, Jimmy Ndalambi, Bronson Nsubuga