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MATCH REPORT: Moses Aliro brace lifts Wakiso Giants FC past hapless UPDF FC

Aliro (R) celebrates scoring the first of his two goals on Monday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Aliro (R) celebrates scoring the first of his two goals on Monday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Stanbic Uganda Cup 2021-2022 (Round of 16):

Wakiso Giants FC 3 : 0 UPDF FC

Monday, 21, 03 2021

Forward Moses Aliro struck twice as Wakiso Giants booked their spot in the Uganda Cup quarter finals at the expense of Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) FC on Monday, March 21, 2022.

The former Kampala Capital City Authority – KCCA FC player opened the scoring inside eight minutes as he headed home Grant Matsiko’s well taken cross at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium in Wakiso.

His second came five minutes after halftime as he raced onto Ibrahim Kasule’s through-pass before dinking the ball over the stranded Brian Ziggi Bwete.

Aliro could have scored his first senior hat trick but pulled his effort wide after he pounced onto a loose ball in the area.

It was a comfortable Monday afternoon for the Purple Sharks who were always in control of proceedings.

Kasule who has blossomed since joining Wakiso Giants FC last season, put the contest to bed, collecting from Ivan Bogere and poking the ball past Bwete at the near-post with 20 minutes to play.

For UPDF, it was yet another head-sinking display in a season that has been a disappointment so far.

Save for Bwete’s showboating in possession, there was little for them to smile about on Monday.

Ivan Ahimbisibwe saw an effort cleared off the line in the second half in what was the Army side’s best chance of the afternoon.

The win sees Wakiso Giants Fc join the likes of Booma FC, Vipers SC and Mbale Heroes FC in the last eight of the competition.

For Wakiso Giants FC’s head coach Alex Gitta, they want to go as far as possible in the competition but are not thinking about winning it yet.

“We set a target of finishing in the final stages of the Uganda Cup and I am glad we have made good stride so far. Gitta said after the game.

“Today was one of those days that I think we played well in all departments but the task only gets harder in the next round.

“No one at the club is thinking about winning it (Uganda Cup) but we will see what transpires in the near future.”

Should you want to get some action off the pitch and into some stakes, betting sites will point you to the best bookmakers as the Uganda Cup resumes on Tuesday with two mouthwatering contests.

Express FC hosting eternal rivals SC Villa at Wankulukuku Stadium in Kampala while BUL FC face Solitilo Bright Stars FC.

 

From the concluded round of 64 to the ongoing round of 32 matches, this 48th Ugandan Cup sure has its thrills and surprises.

The Uganda Cup, which is played on a knock out basis is the second most prestigious competition in Uganda football.

The winner of the Uganda Cup earns a ticket to represent the Uganda at the CAF Confederation Cup.

Express FC and KCCA FC are the most successful clubs in the history of the competition with both teams winning the competition 10 times

Wednesday, March 23, 2022:

Maroons FC Vs Ndejje University at Prisons Stadium, Luzira

Sunday, April, 3 2022

Onduparaka FC Vs Express/SC Villa – AbaBet Green Light Stadium, Arua City

Other fixtures:

Vipers FC 3 : 0 Kataka FC

Booma FC 2   :  0 Tipsa FC

Police FC 0: 1 Mbale Heroes FC

Mbarara City FC 4 : 0 Iganga Young FC

Cash prize

Winners – UGX 50M

Runners Up – UGX 25M

Semifinalists – UGX 12M

Quarterfinalists – UGX 6M

Round of 16 – UGX 3M

Round of 32 – UGX 2M

 

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