On a wet and soggy pitch at the Wankulukuku stadium, Wakiso Giants and Bright Stars were only capable of playing to a one-all draw in the StarTimes Uganda Premier on Wednesday evening.
Following a heavy downpour that hit Kampala and its environs, it was obvious that the pitch at Wankulukuku had been soaked as it usually does when it rains and the Wednesday game lived to its billing.
The visitors from Wakiso took the lead only two minutes after kick-off when Hassan Ssenyonjo was brought down in the 18-yard box.
Tom Masiko executed well the resultant task of taking the penalty by sending the Bright Stars goalkeeper the wrong way to send fans into frenzy at Wankulukuku.
There were several eye-catching scenes throughout the game as players from both sides struggled to make good out of the ball on a waterlogged pitch.
At the hour mark, the chance for Bright Stars came, when Ronald Nkonge, who had just come onto the pitch used his first touch to score the team’s only goal on the day.
Nkonge had capitalized on a Joseph Janjali shot that had hit the woodwork to return into play, before he struck past the Purple Sharks goalkeeper.
Speaking about the game, Wakiso Giants coach, Kefa Kisala admitted his players tried to make a killing out of the bad weather but it was not possible.
“You can’t fight nature. We tried to build from the defence but we could not succeed. The boys tried to adapt to the weather but lucky enough we have got a point,”Kisala said.
The draw saw Wakiso Giants move to the summit of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League log on seven points, one ahead of second-placed Onduparaka Football Club.
Bright Stars are second from the bottom with only two points collected out of the four games they have played.