Lweza F.C 2-0 The Saints F.C

Juma Balinya and veteran striker Geoffrey Sserunkuma scored two first half goals as Lweza defeated visiting The Saints F.C at the Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku on Tuesday evening.

Lweza started the better side with midfielder Paddy Muhumuza and Emmanuel Kalyowa the main tormentors.

Uganda U-20 player Fred Okot caused the first real threat for the visitors after 19 minutes but his delivery into the area was blocked for a fruitless corner by Fred Agandu.

Three minutes later, The Saints reacted with a quick counter.

Yasin Mugume released Alex Kitata on the left only for the attack to waved off side by FUFA referee, William Senkumba.

Two minutes to the half hour mark, Kalyowa delivered a pin point cross from the right that found a totally unmarked Balinya who slotted the ball past the advancing goalie Yasin Mugabi for the opener.

With signs of frustration eminent, The Saints defender, Marlon Tangawuzi was cautioned for a malicious foul on Muhumuza.

Aging though ever fresh striker, Geofrey Sserunkuma outjumped Benard Agele to head home the second and double the home side’s goal advantage from Okot’s cross.

As the first half neared the break, George Ssenkaaba replaced an off colour Patrick Ssenfuka.

In the 47th minute, Balinya watched on in disbelief when his acrobatic attempt missed target by inches.

Three minutes later, Mugume’s curler from 20 yards narrowly went in with goalie Charles Lukwago beaten.

To add numbers upfront, the Saints called for the second change in the 57th minute. Diminutive striker Eric Ssebuguzi replaced the robust midfield gem Ivan Kiweewa.

Sserunkuma then had a one against one incident missed before he paved way for Rajab Kakooza.

Lweza now accumulates 30 points and climbs to 9th on the table standings as The Saints remain 13th with 19 points from 20 games played.

All Results on the day:

  • Bright Stars FC 1-2 KCCA FC
  • BUL FC 2-0 Express FC
  • Lweza FC 2-0 The Saints FC
  • Maroons FC 1-1 JMC Hippos FC 
  • SC VU 0-3 Sadolin Paints FC
  • URA FC 3-2 Simba FC 
  • Police FC 0-0 Vipers SC 

Team Line ups:

Lweza XI: Charles Lukwago (G.K), Fred Okot, Nestroy Kizito, Michael Kabanda, Ibrahim Kiyemba, Ayub Kisaliita, Paddy Muhumuza, Moses Ndawula (81’Mustapha Kiragga ), Geofrey Sserunkuma (71′ Rajab Kakooza), Sula Bagala, Juma Balinya (75′ John Kisakye)

Subs Not Used: Baker Yunus, Hassan Kikoyo, Peter Kamanje

The Saints F.C XI: Yasin Mugabi (G.K), Fred Agandu, Hassan Musana, Marlon Tangawuzi, Bernard Agele, Fahad Kawooya, Ivan Kiweewa (57’Eric Sebuguzi, ), Isaac Kirabira, Yasin Mugume, Patrick Senfuka (39′ George Ssenkaaba), Alex Kitata (70′ Nicolas Odong)

Subs Not Used: Richard Anyanya (G.K), Owen Kasule, Ivan Mbowa, Isaac Ntege

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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