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Wakiso Giants Vs Busoga United: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Saturday, October 30
•Onduparaka Vs Bul FC – Ababet Green Light Stadium, Arua
•Wakiso Giants Vs Busoga United – Wakissha Resource Centre
•KCCA Vs Tooro United – Mtn Omondi Stadium, Lugogo
•Express FC Vs Vipers SC – Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku

Team News

  • George Kaddu will be sitting out the second game of his 10-match ban following his red card incident at Kitende last week. Goalkeeper Samson Kirya was also suspended for two matches following a decision from Fufa referees committee.
  • Pius Kaggwa (injured), Ivan Bogere (knock) are also ruled out of the contest. For captain Hassan Ssenyonjo he will have to pass a late fitness late after he was injured in the game against Police FC. Right back Grant Matsiko is available for selection and he is in line to mark his debut at the club.
  • Busoga United will be without Youngster Elvis Ngonde who will be Serving his second game following his red card against Gaddafi FC in their opener.
  • Paul Sekulima is also also still ruled out due to injury.

Probable Lineups

Wakiso Giants XI – Derrick Emukule, Edward Saturo, Fahad Kawooya, Simon Nawanja, Moses Aliro, Lawrence Bukenya, Joshua Lubwama, Titus Sematimba, Frank Sebuufu, Amos Muwonge, Sharif Kimbowa.

Busoga United – Michael Nantamu, Derrick Basoga, Douglas Bithum, Peter Onzima, George Kalyowa, Stephen Okello, Elvis Kibaale, Laban Tibita, Anthony Mayanja, Shaka Ssozi, Anwar Ntege

Preview: Gitta On the Wheel

Wakiso Giants will officially start a new life without their former head coach Douglas Bamweyana when they welcome Busoga United on Saturday.

Earlier this week on Wednesday, the club comfimed parting ways with Bamweyana, who is said have put in his resignation, following a 5-0 loss to Vipers SC at Kitende last week.

The gaffer later on missed the league game against Police which the Purple Sharks edged 1-0 for their first win of the season, and his assistant Alex Gitta was on the touchline as they got three points at Lugogo.

The club already confirmed that Gitta will take over as the interim coach and his first full game on his new role will come against Busoga United this Saturday.

“We expect to make 2-3 changes given the injury situation. We last won at home last season and come into the game after losing 3-0 to KCCA in the first game here,” Gitta told the club media.

“But we are prepared to give the fans and everyone associated with the club the happy moments they deserve come tomorrow.”

After picking maximum points against Police FC, their first win in the season as well, Gitta will be targeting to maintain the good run given the fact that they are playing at home.

Forward Shariph Kimbowa will be facing his former bosses Busoga United after crossing to the Giants in the previous transfer window.

On facing his former side, Kimbowa said: “For now, I belong to Wakiso Giants and will do all it takes to ensure we win. If I score, I will celebrate since they are now former bosses. Before and after the game, they will be friends but during the game, it will be a different story.”

On the other hand, the Visitors will be targeting to bounce back with victory having lost to KCCA 1-0 at home in Njeru in their previous game.

Despite beating Gaddafi FC in their league opener, Abbey Bogere Kikomeko’s side failed to use their little chances in their previous game against the Kasasiro Boys.

And now, having it mind that each point is vital to avoid an early relegation dog fight, there will be no room for error when they face the Purple Sharks on Saturday.

Match Stats

  • This will be the 5th league meeting between the two sides. Busoga United take the Lion’s share as they have won on two occasions, Wakiso Giants have won one with the other ending in a draw.

Head to head

2020/21 Season
*Busoga United 1-1 Wakiso Giants
*Wakiso Giants 0-1 Busoga United

19/20 Season
*Busoga United 1-0 Wakiso Giants
*Wakiso Giants 2-1 Busoga United


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