*Wakiso Giants FC vs Police FC, Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium @3:30pm
•Wakiso Giants will be without the duo of Ivan Bogere and Hassan Ssenyonjo who have both failed to recover in time for the game.
•Kipson Atuhaire who scored in the league win over MYDA FC is also out with Injury.
•Geriga Atendele has returned from an injury that forced him to miss the MYDA game and is available for selection.
•Police will be boosted by the return to full fitness of captain Tony Mawejje, defenders Henry Katongole and Hassan Muhamud plus striker Derrick Kakooza.
•The game is however to early for Henry Kisekka to return after sustaining an injury recently.
•Timothy Oyamo and Samuel Kayongo are both ruled out with injuries and will not take any part in the contest.
•Goalkeeper Tom Ikara who missed the loss to Mbarara City in the league is available for selection as the sending off does not affect him in the cup.
Wakiso Giants – Samson Kirya (GK), Fahad Kawooya, George Kaddu, Hassan Wasswa, Geriga Atendele, Joshua Lubwama, Tom Masiko, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Viane Ssekajugo, Frank Ssebuufu, Pius Kaggwa.
Police – Tom Ikara (GK), Henry Katongole, Mawejje Tonny, Ssozi Yusuf, Ruben Kimera, Muwadda Mawejje, Tonny Kiwalaze, Hassan Mahmoud, Mululi Mayanja Brian, Ocen Ben, Johnson Odong.
Preview – Purple Sharks Hoping For First Leg Advantage Against Tricky Cops
Wakiso Giants FC will be out to ensure they make home advantage count when they take on Police FC in the Uganda Cup quarter final first leg at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium on Thursday.
The Purple Sharks have been ruthless at home, in the cup, so far.
They have beaten Water FC 3-1 in the round of 32 and thumped Tooro United 5-1 in the round of 16, at this venue, and will be full of confidence making it three successive home victories at home in the cup.
Douglas Bamweyana’s side has also been in good form of late in the league as they have eight successive matches without tasting defeat (W5 D3).
In that period, they have been impressive in the final third, scoring 27 goals which is an average of close to five per game.
The only worry is that they have conceded in all those games, letting in a total of 10 goals.
The combination of Frank Ssebufu and Vianne Ssekajugo clicked immediately after the return from suspension of the latter and it will be what the Purple Sharks bank on for inspiration against a usually strong Police side.
For the Cops, they have also fairly impressed so far in the cup.
They annihilated Calvary FC 10-1 in the round of 32 before a first leg 4-1 victory lifted them past Bright Stars despite losing 1-0 in the second leg.
However, their will be serious concerns in the Police camp as they come into the contest without victory in their last six competitive fixtures (D2 L4).
Having scored lots of goals earlier in the season, the Cops are now struggling finding the back of the net as they have netted a disappointing two goals and fired blanks in four of the six past games.
The duo of Ben Ocen and Brian Mululi is struggling in front of goal but with Johnson Odong shaking off his injury issues, it is just a matter of time until they start scoring again.
This will be the fifth meeting between the two sides.
The first four have resulted into two Police victories, one for Wakiso and the other ending in a draw.
The two sides have already met twice in the league, this season with Wakiso winning once and the other ending in a draw.