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Wakiso Giants FC vs MYDA FC: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview, Stats

Tuesday, March 27
*Busoga United FC vs KCCA FC @1pm – FUFA Technical Centre (Live on Sanyuka TV)
*Kyetume FC vs SC Villa @3pm – FUFA Technical Centre
*Wakiso Giants FC vs MYDA FC @4pm
*Kitara FC vs Express FC @4pm – Kavumba Recreation Grounds
*Onduparaka FC vs BUL FC @4pm – Green Light Stadium
*UPDF FC vs URA FC @4pm – Bombo Military Barracks Stadium

Team News

•Wakiso Giants head into the game with a near to full strength side on Tuesday.
•First choice goal keeper Samson Kirya hurt his finger in training this week and is a major doubt for the game.
•Lawrence Bukenya is also doubtful after appearing to have pull his hamstring during the last training.
•MYDA are currently facing a player crisis at the moment as most of them have gone AWOL.
•Norman Ojik, top scorer Ibrahim Nismbe and up to 10 others have not reported to training citing the poor working conditions at the UPL newbies.
•It is understood that the team travelled with only nine players for the game against Wakiso Giants but are trying to convince the others to join them.
•Peter Musoke, Amos Etojo and Rashid Mpata are doubtful for the game due to respective injuries.

Probable Lineups

Wakiso Giants FC – Derrick Emukule (GK), Atendere Gerige, Hassan Wasswa, Simon Namwanja, Joshua Lubwama, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Owen Kasule, Pius Kaggwa, Tom Matsiko, Vianne Ssekajugo, Kipson Atuhaire.

MYDA FC – Isaac Osikol, Fred Okot, Isma Mafabi, Outta Dickson, Amos Etojo, Derrick Basoga, Solomon Babyesiza, Eric Mutebi, Rashid Mpata, Paul Kibande, Ibrahim Nsimbe

Preview – Wounded Sharks eyeing first home win

It has been a weird start to the season for Wakiso Giants FC.

The Purple Sharks have lost just a single game in their opening 10 games but ironically, have drawn nine of them.

The loss came in their latest encounter as they were schooled 3-0 by Express FC at Wankulukuku.

Wakiso lost to Express FC in their last game. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)

On Tuesday, they have a chance to bounce back when they take MYDA FC.

Having drawn all of their five home games so far, it is also an opportunity to register their first three points at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium.

“We had a terrible day out in the last game and it does happen sometimes. Wakiso Giants head coach Douglas Bamweyana spoke ahead of the game.

“But a strong team is marked by how it returns and tomorrow is an opportunity for us to make things right and come out stronger.”

Wakiso have been relatively strong at home as they have held both KCCA FC and Vipers SC to 1-1 draws.

Bamweyana’s side has also netted in each of the five home games, scoring eight goals in the process.

Several questions will be asked of them in case they don’t take care of a MYDA side that has collected just a single point out of a possible 30.

The Tororo based outfit have been one of the poorest in the division so far and start the day bottom of the pile.

MYDA look increasingly destined for relegation back to the Big League as they have failed to get their campaign start.

Currently, they are on a six-game losing streak, conceding as many as 23 goals and scoring just five in that period.

MYDA have also already lost five games while conceding four or more goals and must be worry of a Wakiso side that has scored in seven of their 10 games.

The Stats

This will be the first ever meeting between the two sides.

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