Ten men Busoga United have clinched a convincing 2-0 victory over Gaddafi FC at the Gaddafi Arena, thanks to strikes from Elvis Ngonde and Anwar Ntege in the second half.
However, the soldier boys tested them at the other end and should have got something out of the game with Steven Munguchi, Faizal Muwawu, Andrew Waiswa and Mark Bamukyaye going close in the first half.
Substitute Alex Kitata was gifted a chance in the 18 yards box twelve minutes to the end of the game but shot straight to the goalkeeper.
Busoga United lost Paul Ssekuluma to injury before the kick off, worsening their crisis that includes license shortages but held off their hosts with a scintillating performance in the second half to record a second goal.
“Licenses of some of our players are yet to come. My players who were available came knowing they were going to play a strong team but were determined to get the three points,” Abbey Kikomeko Bogere, head coach Busoga United said in post match briefing.
Gaddafi was dominant in the early stages of the game before the break, laying siege to the opponent’s goal frequently but failed to fashion clear goal scoring opportunities.
The soldier boys simply didn’t turn up for the second half, losing possession so easily and failing to spot movements of their opponents.
“The boys lost concentration. We relaxed abit and gave away two simple goals but we shall work upon our mistakes and come back stronger in our next game,” Gaddafi tactician – Abu Mubarak Wamboya said.
Ngonde was given matching orders late on in the game when he furiously protested a free kick given to the hosts.
Gaddafi FC will play away to KCCA FC in their next match on Saturday October 23 while Busoga will square up with the same opponent four days later.