On a chilly Thursday evening, the Jogoos triumphed over Busoga United at Wankulukuku in the Startimes Uganda Premier League’s ninth matchday. The game witnessed goals from Umar Lutalo in the 20th minute and Ronald Sekiganda in the 75th minute, securing a decisive victory for the Jogoos against the Kingsmen of Busoga.
The momentum was set early in the 4th minute when Busoga’s Fredric Lutalo fouled Kakande, resulting in a penalty. However, Busoga United’s keeper thwarted Lutalo Umar’s shot in the 5th minute.
The first half showcased the Jogoos relentlessly attacking Busoga’s defense, with notable attempts by players like Kiwanuka and Odong. The breakthrough moment arrived in the 20th minute when Lutalo skillfully converted Kakande’s tap into the net.
Despite various opportunities, including a denied attempt hitting the post and a yellow card for Kizito Gavin, the Jogoos maintained their lead at halftime.
The second half unfolded with continuous action, featuring Kakande’s shot punched back by Busoga’s keeper in the 53rd minute. Manager Dusan strategically introduced substitutions in the 61st minute, bringing on Bogere and Onzima.
In the 75th minute, Ronald Sekiganda sealed the victory with a well-executed goal, courtesy of Kakande’s precise assist. As the game approached its conclusion, additional substitutions were made, with Ngonde and Kafumbe joining the action in the 78th minute.
With only one minute added to the second half, the Jogoos secured the win in the 90+1 minute, claiming all three maximum points in a memorable encounter.
The standout performer of the day Patrick Jonah Kakande and expressed satisfaction in an interview with the website, stating,
“Our goal coming into this match was to secure all three points, and I’m pleased that we achieved that. It was crucial for us to regain a winning momentum and improve our position on the log. While we had several opportunities that went unconverted, our hunger for victories remains strong as we look ahead to the upcoming matches.”
The Jogoos will return to action on Tuesday 5th December traveling away to Kavumba side Soltilo Bright Stars FC.