A late contentious late penalty by Vianne Sekajugo earned Wakiso Giants their fourth win of the season, despite a disappointing performance against bottom side Proline FC, at the Betway Muteesa II stadium, Wankulukuku.
Sekajugo put Wakiso ahead in the 7th minute, before Bright Anukani drew Proline level close to half time.
Wakiso Giants coach Kefa Kisala made eight changes to the starting line-up that started the game against SC Villa, as the coach sought a return to winning ways after his side suffered a disappointing defeat to SC Villa on Wednesday.
And the changes promised to pay dividends, as the Purple Sharks started the better side bossing possession and showing intent early on.
Wakiso Giants went ahead in the game in the 7th minute through forward Vianne Sekajugo. Proline failed to clear their lines well, right back nicking the ball from Yusuf Mukisa before crossing for Sekajugo to slot home at the far post.
With a quarter of the game played, Wakiso had another chance to double their lead, but defender Hassan Wasswa Dazo’s header from a Hakim Senkumba’s header was cleared off the line.
With half an hour played, Proline FC head coach Matia Lule reacted by withdrawing Sula Ssekamwa who was struggling despite being played out of position, for Joseph Mandela.
And it proved to be an inspired move, as Mandela’s flick on at the near post found Edrisa Lubega inside the area, his miskicked acrobatic shot fell in the path of Bright Anukani who made no mistake, tapping home to level matters in the 39th minute.
In the second stanza, Kisala made a couple of changes, bringing on Duncan Seninde for Ivan Kiweewa in the 50th minute, Karim Ndugwa came on for Amos Muwonge on the hour mark, while Hakim Senkumba was hurled off for Emma Mutebi in the 78th minute.
In the 90th minute, referee Ochong pointed to the spot after Benard Muwanga brought down Nduggwa inside the area. Sekajugo stepped up to slot home what was evidently the winning goal of the game.
The goal sealed Wakiso’s fourth win of the season, as they jumped from 10th to sixth on the log with 13 points from nine games. Proline on the other hand remain bottom of the log with no points from seven games.
Wakiso will play 15th placed Police FC after the two weeks break, while Proline’s focus now turns to the play-off qualifying double header in the CAF Confederations Cup against Libyan side Al- Nasr FC.
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