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Super Eight: Wakiso Giants, URA FC To Battle For Fifth

Monday, August 19
*Wakiso Giants vs URA FC

Wakiso Giants will face URA FC on Monday for the FUFA Pilsner Eight classification game at Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium in Wakissha Resource centre in Wakiso.

The two teams will be battling out to see who claims fifth position bragging rights. The winner will take home Sh6M while the loser will go home with Sh5M as prize money.

The teams will notably use this tie as a prep for their Uganda Premier league season. It should be noted Wakiso Giants will host URA FC on September 3 on match day two of the UPL season.

Wakiso Giants’ Hassan Wasswa Dazo. Wakiso media

It is not yet known whether the Purple Sharks will give debuts to their new additions in Viane Ssekajugo and Kirizestom Ntambi.

Also, it remains to be seen whether Ibrahim Kiyemba will be fit to play after missing out on the team’s 2-1 win against Tooro United in their first classification game. Kiyemba, on loan from Vipers played against Vipers SC in the quarters.

“It’s so unfortunate that we did not start off so well in our opening match against Mbarara. We should have done better,” noted URA FC’s fullback Yeseri Waibi.

“That is done now, we have to keep working hard so we can finish off [the Pilsner Super 8] on a good note.”

URA FC beat Proline FC in shootouts after a one all draw. The side had lost away to Mbarara City FC in the quarters.

Against Proline FC, the side had Hamis Diego Kiiza cancel out Crowmwel Rwothomio’s opener before settling the affair in shootouts.

URA FC has since added Ronald Odonkonyero from Ndejje University and signed on a three year contract.

Did you know?

*Cromwel Rwothomio scored the only goal as URA FC beat Wakiso Giants 1-0 in a friendly on July 24, 2019.

Pilsner Super Eight Prize Money:

Champion (winner between KCCA/Vipers) – Sh20M
Runner up (loser between KCCA/Vipers) – Sh12M
Third (winner between Mbarara/Onduparaka) – Sh10M
Fourth (loser between Mbarara/Onduparaka) – Sh8M
Fifth (winner between Wakiso/URA) – Sh6M
Sixth (loser between Wakiso/URA) – Sh5M
Seventh (Tooro United) – Sh4M
Eighth (Proline FC) – Sh3M

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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