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Wakiso Giants vs BUL: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview And Stats

Tuesday, May 18 @4pm
*Busoga United vs Express, Njeru
*Vipers vs Mbarara, Kitende
*Wakiso Giants vs BUL, Wakissha
*Onduparaka vs Bright Stars, Arua
*Kitara vs MYDA, Masindi


Team News

•Wakiso Giants continue to be without the suspended Hassan Wasswa who was sent off in the draw away to Busoga United FC.
•Captain Hassan Ssenyonjo is also out after limping off in the win against Kitara FC last weekend.
•Striker Ivan Bogere is still out with an injured he sustained against Busoga United.
•Defender Simon Namwanja is also out with an injury that has not seen him feature since the draw at Tooro United FC in the Uganda Cup.
•Tom Masiko returns from injury that has seen him miss several games.
•BUL will continue to miss the services of Ambrose Kirya and Hamis Tibita who have been out injured for almost the entire season.
•Frederick Kigozi, Abdul Kimera and Joseph Ssemujju all return from suspension.

Probable Lineups

Wakiso Giants FC – Samson Kirya (GK), Fahad Kawooya, Edward Satulo, George Kaddu, Gerige Atendele, Joshua Lubwama, Gadafi Wahab, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Vianne Ssekajugo, Pius Kaggwa, Frank Ssebufu.

BUL FC – Abdul Kimera (GK), Denis Okot, Aggrey Madoi, Kenneth Semakula, Walter Ochora, Ramadan Dudu, Robert Mukongotya, Richard Wandyaka, Musa Esenu, Charles Sempa, Joseph Ssemujju.

Preview – Red-Hot Purple Sharks Target BUL Scalp

Wakiso Giants have slowly but steadily turned around their season and are now looking their best.

The Purple Sharks started the season poorly, registering just two victories in their opening 16 games of the season and looked to be headed for the relegation scrap.

However, they have gone on a decent run that has seen them win four of their past six games (D2 L1).

That turn of events has seen Douglas Bamweyana’s climb into 9th spot with 30 points.

After struggling to put away chances earlier in the season, the goals are now going in. They have scored 18 goals in their last five games, an average of just under four goals per game.

The only concern is the fact that they have been conceding in all those games, letting in a total of seven.

Fresh from a 7-2 humbling of Kitara this past weekend, confidence must be high in the Wakiso camp and they will be hoping for more of the same when BUL rolls into Wakissha on Tuesday.

BUL who started the season fairly well are on a steady slump of late.

They are currently enduring a five-game winless run and won just once in their last 10 league games.

Not even a change in coaching looks to have brought the desired effect as Alex Isabirye is yet to register victory in the league.

The poor form has seen the Jinja based side slump to 11th with 27 points from 24 games.

Sitting just seven points above the drop zone, BUL know they are not safe yet and need an instant reaction to curb the deep in form.

A result away to In-form Wakiso will be hard but BUL has the capacity to pull it off like they have done in the past.

Match Stats

This will be the fourth meeting between the two sides since the first back in September 2019.

In the first three match-ups, either side has won once with the other fixture ending in a draw.

Last season, BUL beat Wakiso 1-0 at Wakisha before the two drew 0-0 in the second game.

Their early season meeting ended in a 1-0 victory for Wakiso.

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