WAKISO – It is now official that Wakiso Giants are very much intent on shifting to a new stadium.
The club that was started last year and has been hosting their games at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe, in the just concluded 2018/19 season, .
However, on Thursday, 16th May, the FUFA Big League-Elgon Group winners, invited FUFA President Moses Magogo, Wakiso District Chairperson Matia Lwanga and Journalists as they embarked on efforts to renovate the Wakiso Recreation Center play ground and also unveiled their new team bus.
Speaking at the function, Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) President Moses Magogo expressed his delight on how Wakiso Giants is beefing up efforts to improve, by the day.
“As FUFA, our objective is seeing very organized clubs playing at the highest level. That promotes the development of the game and gives our players an opportunity to play in good conditions, noted Magogo.
“I was invited at this event to look at the works going on at the proposed stadium and the FUFA Licensing committee will definitely come and do their evaluations, he continued.
“From my point of view, whatever is missing here, can easily be done. The only issue would be the pitch and i am sure if it is worked on, there is no reason as to why the club wouldn’t host their games here.
“It is a very good pitch that is if you look at the standards here in Uganda but i will leave it to the technical people to complete their job.
Magogo also noted that Wakiso Giants management assured him that they are in constant communication with the Licensing committee, something that the FUFA President sighted as a positive move.
“I have been assured by the club’s management that they are in constant communication with the Licensing committee and hopefully by the beginning of the season, everything will be already.
About the Club’s bus, Magogo lauded Wakiso Giants brand Ambassador Jose Chameleon on a job well done.
“Am grateful to Jose Chameleon for the job he has done for the club. But also thankful that through his connections, helped the club acquire a bus. In football, we all know how important a bus can be.
Also speaking at the same event, Wakiso District Chairperson Matia Lwanga assured the club that he will invest his resources and efforts so that Wakiso Giants moves forward.
“After learning that the stadium is not yet up to standard, i am going to do all in my power to help cub the issue because i have the resource to help in that area, said Lwanga.
“My plea to the FUFA president (Magogo) is that he joins me to try and save the situation of sports facilities in the country. Take an example of Lugogo which was once flooded by stadia but now embracing shopping malls. It is an act of people who don’t care about sports.
The issue of stadiums has been a huge cry amongst the football fraternity for a while now with several top tier side still sharing home grounds.
In the just concluded StarTimes Uganda premier League, up to 10 sides have been sharing stadiums.
Wakiso is trying to avoid a similar scenarios as they enter into their first ever season in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
One of Wakiso Giants Directors, Hassan Lule who was also in attendance at the event highlighted on the club’s ambitions and also called upon Magogo (Moses) and Lwanga (Matia) to come along and help the team move forward.
“This team was set up with a view of helping to promote talent and that is where we put most of our emphasis, noted Lule.
“We also support our ex-internationals like it is evident from the number of former Cranes’ personnel that we have in out team. It would be a huge task if we did it alone and right now i would love to say thanks everyone who has invested an effort starting with the Wakiso District Chairperson who has pledged his support towards all our activities, the FUFA President who has come out to embrace the job we are doing, our Ambassador Jose Chameleon, our coach who worked tirelessly to ensure that we reach where we are today.
“As Directors of this club, we assure everyone that Wakiso Giants will not be a disappointment in the top flight. Lastly we ask our fans to continue their support so as to push us to further platforms.
Wakiso was elevated from the just completed 2018/19 FUFA Big League to the top flight, with a game to play after a dominate display in the Elgon Group that saw them finish winners in the end.
On Saturday, they take on Rwenzori Group toppers Proline FC in a match that will determine the overall winner of the Big League.