Kirinya-Jinja S.S recorded their second Uganda Premier League victory courtesy of Muwawu Faizal’s strike that sealed a 1-0 win over Masavu at the lake side Fisheries Institute play ground on Tuesday.
Striker Faizal Muwawu officially opened his goal account since graduating to the top flight from the second tier division.
The star man looped the ball over advancing goalkeeper Mansoor Mutumba as early as the 4th minute and even though Masavu’s best chance came early on, Nicodemus Mande Ikesit hesitated to shoot at goal.
Kirinya Jinja S.S midfielder Godfrey Akol had his own share of the chances created with a low shot well saved by Mutumba in the 18th minute.
Kirinya-Jinja S.S had a goal disallowed by center Musa Esenu two minutes from half time and second half was a race of close reach as well.
Masavu’s striker Charles Odeke limped off injured for Joseph Nkabirwa on the hour mark before Veron Ddamba came in for Fred Umony with 15 minutes to the end.
Masavu thus suffered their 4th loss of the season to descend 16th – rock bottom of the log.
Team Line ups:
Masavu XI: Mansoor Mutumba (G.K), Moses Kiggundu, Sande Mukiibi, Sulaiman Ochero, Ibrahim Pengere, Sulaiman Muttah, Fred Umony (75’ Veron Ddamba), Nicodemus Ikesit (46’ Ivan Lubaale), Abraham Ndugwa, Charles Odeke (75’ Joseph Nkabirwa), Robert Sentongo
Head Coach: Alex Gitta
Kirinya-Jinja S.S: Emmanuel Rubankene (G.K), Isaac Ntege, Faizal Muledhu, Livingstone Mulondo, Macro Willey, George Kasonko, Godfrey Akol, Landry Makon (53’ Isma Kawawulo), Fred Amaku, Musa Esenu, Faizal Muwawu
Subs Not Used: Atino Opoka (G.K), Mark Bamukyaye, Joel Madondo, Moses Batali, Anthony Mayanja, Ivan Mugisha, Derrick Ssekulima
Head coach: Charles Lukula Ayiekhoh