Uganda Cup: Wakiso Giants win against Police but fail to make it to the semis on away goals rule

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By Jimmy Patrick Alunyo

Police FC were back at it again with yet another Uganda Cup qualification based on the style of scoring many goals in the first leg and letting the goals speak for them in the second leg. After ejecting Bright Stars with their many first-leg goals in the round of 16, today Police FC hosted Wakiso Giants at the MTN Omondi with a better first leg advantage of 3:1 score line.

The visitors Wakiso Giants put up a good fight to try and overturn the results by scoring 2 goals to draw level with Police 3:3 on aggregate today. Viane Sekajugo scored the two goals for the visitors to level it 3:3 for his team but his efforts amounted to nothing after they were knocked out on away rule’s rule.

The left footed attacker Ssekajugo lifted up his team’s fighting spirit in the game when he scored a double header to give his team a fighting chance. His first goal came in the 19th minute when he directed a beautiful header to put his team 1:0 up in the game. Police FC then applied pressure to try and level the game 1:1 before halftime break but the men from Wakiso defended gallantly to finish the first half victorious.

In the second half, the Purple Sharks increased their attacking threats in an effort to try and get something from the game, and in the 68th minute, Viane Ssekajugo who scored the first goal, completed his brace with another scintillating header to make it 2:0 with 22 minutes remaining on the clock. The men from Wakiso needed another goal to ensure their perfect comeback but they failed to find that one important goal they needed most to qualify to the next round. Police then despite the Purple Sharks, victory today managed to progress based on away goal rule to the dismay of Wakiso Giants who failed thanks to a very crucial penalty missed by Joshua Lubwama early in the game.

The Cops now join Vipers, BUL FC in waiting for the semi final draw for this year’s Uganda Cup competition

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