Wakiso Giants finished the first round on a sour note suffering a 1-0 defeat away to Gaddafi FC at the Gaddafi Arena in Jinja.
Yunus Sibira scored a late winner to sink the Purple Sharks and condemn the lads to a fifth defeat of the campaign.
Without first choice goalie Derrick Emukule, Samson Kiirya did well to deny the hosts especially in the first half but could do little when Sibira made a connection with Hassan Musana free kick.
We had chance to score earlier through Moses Aliro and Joshua Lubwama who tested the goalie but it wasn’t going to be our day.
Despite defeat, we remain 7th on the table with 24 points ahead of the second round that kicks off in February against the same opponents.
Kiirya (GK), Matsiko, Namwanja, Satulo, Kawooya, Lubwama, Ssenyonjo ©, Kasule (Masiko 82’), Ssematimba, Aliro, Bogere (Ssebuufu 82’)
Lukuya (GK), Muwonge, Komakech, Kimbowa and Ssenyondo
Goals: Sibira 90+1
Bookings: Bithum 75’ | Matsiko 56’
Man of the Match: Yunus Sibira