Tooro United were left to fight for seventh and eighth positions in this season’s Pilsner Super 8 pre-season tournament after failing to match Wakiso’s Giant forwards at the Wakissha Grounds yesterday.
They lost 2-1 to the newly promoted side who had the towering Karim Ndugwa head home the winner 10 minutes from time.
This was after Davis Ssali had equalised for Tooro following a scramble in the home team’s penalty box to cancel out Geoffrey Sserunkuma’s opener.
The veteran striker in his first domestic appearance since returning from Zambia, scored a penalty after he was brought down in the 18-yard area.
They now await the winner between URA and Proline who meet today at Namboole. The latter are fresh from Saturday’s impressive 3-0 first round Caf Confederation Cup first leg win over Malawian side Masters Security.
Proline coach Shafik Bisaso consequently said he would use the result to try many of the players who did not feature last Saturday.
“We are going to see another team that is different from the one that you saw on Saturday. This is a preseason tournament that prepares all our players. It’s not a friendly but a game that will help us prepare,” Bisaso said.
Among the players that could feature for Proline today include strikers Hamis Kiiza and Alfred Leku who were not registered in time for continental duty.
Proline dropped into the 5-6 classification game after losing 1-0 to Vipers in the previous round while URA, their opponents today, lost 2-0 to Mbarara.
“We start as underdogs because Proline are playing on the continent and have been to Cecafa recently,” URA coach Sam Simbwa said tongue in cheek before praising the competition format
“It is a good format in that you play three games which help you prepare well for the league,” he added.
PILSNER SUPER 8 CUP
5th-6th Classification Games
Wakiso Giants 2-1 Tooro United
URA vs. Proline, Namboole Stadium