Wakiso Giants are through to the last eight of the Stanbic Uganda Cup after seeing off Tooro United 4-2 on penalties.
A game of limited chances ended in a barren draw after normal time before Ivan Mutumba saved one as Wakiso Giants triumphed.
“The team worked hard and were rewarded, our game plan was not to concede much as we thought we would win in normal time,” Wakiso Giants coach Ibrahim Kirya told www.football-256.com.
Tooro United’s Wasswa Bossa put his team’s failure to advance on fatigue and the poor playing surface of the Kyabaziga Stadium in Bugembe.
“You can’t play in Fort Portal and two days later travel to play in Jinja, the players were fatigued but also look at the playing surface, it’s very poor you can’t play football here,” Bossa said after the game.
Tooro United owned the first half, Godfrey Lwesibawa with the first chance of the game after just 15 minutes, with a good angle and his mark out if site, he blasted his effort wide.
On the Bench Wasswa Bossa threw his arms in the air and kicked a bottle to show his frustration.
Another astray ball from Lwesibawa almost found it’s way in Wakiso’s goal but was parried over by Ivan Mutumba for a corner.
Willy Kavumba followed suit, he failed a simple tap in test off a long throw in by Lwesibawa.
On the other side of the pitch, Wakiso Giants were forcing their way through Tooro United’s defense, but the defending was superb.
After recess, the first genuine chance of the game fell to Steven Bengo, but after losing two of his marker, he ballooned his effort.
With three minutes left on the clock, Mahad Kakooza sent one from 45 yards, his effort beat Mutunda who was off his line before rattling the crossbar.
Both teams couldn’t be separated in normal time, kicks from the penalty mark had to determine who advances who stays
At two all, Mutumba saved Issa Mubiru’s effort to give Wakiso the advantage, Hassan Wasswa Dazo made it 3-2, John Toki Byamukama rattled the crossbar.
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