Vianne Ssekajugo’s injury time strike has put Buganda closer to clinching the inaugural FUFA Drum championship.
Buganda goes into the second leg with a slim 1-0 lead over a star studded West Nile side.
The hosts started by pressing high aiming to make home advantage count by attacking right from the onset. Allan Kayiwa, Vianne Ssekajugo and Shafik Kagimu all looked hungry and sharp but the breakthrough wasn’t going to easily come by.
Buganda had a penalty claim turned down but center referee George Olemu in the 19th minute after Filbert Obenchan brought Vianne Ssekajugo down in the area.
Coach Abdallah Omar Lol was forced into an early substitution in the 24th minute replacing Ibrahim Faizul with Rwothomio Cromwell as he seemed out of the game.
The game was destined for a stalemate but the razor sharp Sekajugo stood up at the death to secure a priceless victory for the “Nkoba Z’ambogo ”
The return leg and penultimate round will be played on Saturday 6th- September at Green Light Stadium Arua.
Buganda XI Vs West Nile
Nicholas Ssebwato (GK), Ronald Kigongo, Dan Birikwalira (C), Enock Walusimbi, Savio Kabugo, Abdallah Nyanzi, Vianne Ssekajugo, Shafik Kagimu, Allan Kayiwa, Saidi Kyeyune, Brian Majwega.
Hannington Ssebwalunyo (GK), Gerald Mayombwe, Musa Magulu Rajab Jooga, Hassan Mood, Solomon Walusimbi, Baker Buyala
West Nile XI
Nafian Alionzi (GK), Geriga Atendele, Mustapha Kizza, Filbert Obenchan, Ronald Orombi, Ibrahim Faizul, Abel Eturude, Brian Umony, Vitalis Tabu, Villa Oromchan.
Richard Anyama (GK), Richard Ayiko, Rajab Sabir, Feni Ali, Bida Ezra, Rashid Agau, Rwothomio Cromwell.