Alex Gitta Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Alex Gitta Mulibanga is the assistant coach to former Uganda Cranes international Joseph Mutyaba at struggling Masavu Football Club.

[/media-credit] Alex Gitta on the touch line during a Masavu game Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The Forum For Democratic Change (FDC) activist seldom gets discouraged and moved.

Against Vipers Sports Club at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende on Tuesday as his side fell 3-1 on the road, he lost his cool completely.

In the aftermath of the game, Gitta cast the biggest share of his team’s loss to poor refereeing decisions by FIFA Referee Alex Muhabi.

He (the center referee Muhabi) was completely against our club. There were a couple of refereeing decisions that he called which pushed us to the wall. We shall fight up to the last day.

For starters, Gitta was sent off the bench for bitter protests towards the referee and the first assistant, Emmy Kakooza

Masavu fell to Tom Masiko’s well curled free-kick on 32 minutes before recovering to score through substitute Ivan Lubaale’s superb volley twenty minute to full time.

Deep in added time, Masavu lost concentration and conceded two late goals from subs Pius ‘Muzeei’ Wangi and Milton Karisa.

Gitta also believes the referees were not spot on in the run to the second goal.

The second goal we conceded was purely off-side with four Vipers players in an offside position before the goal was scored. How can such a goal stand? We need to raise up as a whole and condemn such acts.

The former Express coach still has the faith that his side can win the remaining four games and survive being relegated.

We shall not give up to the last minute. All the players are focused and we are pretty sure that we can fight relegation.

Masavu was promoted from the FUFA Big league last season with Mbarara City and Maroons.

Currently, they are bottom lagged with just four games to the climax of the season.

Masavu has managed just five wins in 26 matches, drawing 8 and losing 13 games.

Team Line Ups:

Vipers XI: Ismail Watenga (G.K, Captain), Deus Bukenya, Duncan Sseninde, Halid Lwaliwa, Bashir Asiku, Geofrey Wasswa, Erisa Ssekisambu (88’ Mousa Clovis Mbayi), Tom Masiko (76’ Pius Wangi), Brian Nkuubi, Steven Mukwala (78’ Milton Karisa), Dan Sserunkuma

Substitutes Not Used: Eric Kibowa (G.K), Ashraf Mandela, Moses, Baden Mujahid Ogama

Head Coach: Edward Golola

Assistant Coach: Edward Ssali

Masavu XI: Ivan Mutumba (G.K), Philly Lutaaya, James Kasibante, Ibrahim Pengere, Charles Wamala, Sulaiman Ochero, Herbert Kakande (62’ Ivan Lubaale), Simon Namwanja, Abraham Ndugwa, Arthur Semazzi (79’ Godfrey Kana), Rashid Kyambadde (29’ Sadala Ddumba)

Substitutes Not Used: Ali Kiggundu (G.K), Jonathan Katende, Godfrey Wasswa, Asadu Bakulumpagi

Head coach:  Joseph Mutyaba

Assistant Coach: Alex Gitta

Match Officials:

  • Center Referee: Alex Muhabi
  • 1st Assistant Referee: Emmy Kakooza
  • 2nd Assistant Referee: Sam Turyomuriwe
  • Fourth Assistant Referee: Siraje Mpyangu
  • Match Commissioner: Muhammad Ndawula
  • Media Officer: Abdu Wasike

Other Results on Tuesday:

  • KCCA 7-2 URA
  • Soana 1-3 Proline
  • UPDF 1-0 BUL

Next Fixtures:

Friday 27th April 2018:

  • Vipers SC Vs KCCA FC, St Mary’s Stadium-Kitende (4:00 pm) – On Live on Azam TV
  • Police FC Vs Onduparaka FC, Mandela National Stadium-Namboole (4:30 pm)

Saturday 28th April 2018:

  • Maroons FC  Vs Express FC, Luzira Prison Grounds(4:00 pm) – Live on Azam TV
  • Kirinya Jinja SSS FC Vs  Bright Stars  FC, Bugembe  Stadium-Jinja (4:00pm )
  • Mbarara City FC Vs SC Villa , Kakyeka Stadium- Mbarara (4:00 pm)

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

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