Friday, September 6
*Wakiso Giants Vs Tooro United – 4PM
(Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, Wakissha)
Newly promoted Wakiso Giants will bank on home support when they play host to Tooro United on matchday three of StarTimes UPL at Wakissha’s Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium on Friday.
Wakiso lost their league opener 1-0 away to title holders KCCA FC but bounced back at home when they beat URA FC 3-1 against URA FC on Tuesday.
The club’s vocal fans were in high gear and rallied the side from start to finish as goals from Tom Masiko who netted Wakiso’s first league goal and Karim Ndugwa’s brace gave Kefa Kisala’s side maximum points.
“We are playing a tricky side which lost its last game but our players are all ready for the game,” said Kisala.
“We are not going to bank on our last win against URA because history has no room in football but we are just going to give it our all, and hope we get positive results.”
The Purple Sharks will be without Yasin Mugabi, Hassan Wasswa Dazo and Yasin Mugume who have been sidelined by injuries.
New signing Kirizestom Ntambi has not yet acquired his ITC and may not feature.
On the other hand, Tooro United will notably be without head coach Wasswa Bbosa who received marching orders when shown a red card by referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga as they lost 1-0 to Vipers on matchday two in Kitende.
Tooro have won one and lost the other so far. They beat Busoga United 2-1 at Wankulukuku.
The team’s assistant coach Eric Ndifuna noted that his side is ready and have enough experience in the league compared to Wakiso as a team.
“We are very well prepared for tomorrow’s game,” said Ndifuna on Thursday. “Even though we lost our last game 1-0 but the performance was not bad and I hope we have a win in tomorrow’s game because we have no have any injury worry.”
“We play Wakiso Giants which is not a bad team but our team is also good and we have been in the league so we have the experience, we know what is needed.”
Tooro United are likely to stick to their starting lineup that lost to Vipers but will be hoping that their attack, headlined by new signing of John Semazzi, Steven Omvia and Godfrey Lwesibawa, do the needful this time.
Both team have have so far met two times, both ties won by Wakiso Giants – The Purple Sharks beat Tooro 4-2 in shootouts and 2-1 in Uganda Cup and Super Eight respectively.