Wakiso overcome Tooro to make early UPL inroads

Sunday September 8 2019

Ssekajugo (C) leaped highest to beat Tooro

Ssekajugo (C) leaped highest to beat Tooro keeper Chrispus Kusiima on Friday. PHOTO | DON MUGABI 

By Elvis Senono

Wakiso Giants made plenty of off the pitch headlines with their social media presence on their way to earning promotion to the StarTimes Uganda Premier league.
They appear to be making similar inroads on the pitch too after defeating Tooro 1-0 to clinch their second consecutive victory in the topflight league.
Friday’s win was the second in three games despite the new league entrants appearing to be handed what many thought was a daunting fixture line-up at start of the season.
The hard fought victory came against a Tooro side that finished fourth last season to add to the 3-1 defeat they inflicted on last season’s third-place finishers URA.
While Karim Ndugwa starred against the tax collectors, Viane Ssekajugo, who created one of his two goals was the hero against Tooro, with the diminutive winger beating goalkeeper Chrispus Kusiima to an aerial ball.
The Tooro custodian could apportion some of the blame on his defenders led by captain Mike Kawooya.
He is however also likely to have spent the past 48 hours explaining how he was beaten to the ball by a player who is just over 5ft.

Indifferent performance
At Mandela National Stadium, URA coach Sam Ssimbwa was at a loss to explain his side’s indifferent performance in their goalless draw with Kyetume.
“We were slow and lacked ideas. I don’t know why because I haven’t spoken to the players.
“The performances in the win against Maroons and the loss to Wakiso were different which had given me hope we would win,” Ssimbwa remarked. His opposite counterpart George Nsimbe was meanwhile impressed with the result that sees them level on four points from three games with their day’s opponents.
“It is definitely a point gained because we are a new team in the league that has to think first about survival,” said Nsimbe, in an honest tone.