KAMPALA – Wakiso Giants continues to take Ugandan football by storm and it looks they will not be stopping anytime soon.
On Sunday, the one-year-old club launched its season tickets at an event held at Grand Imperial Hotel in Kampala, becoming only the second club after KCCA FC, to do so, this offseason.
“Today (Sunday) we are launching our season tickets for the upcoming season. Said Wakiso CEO Sula Kamoga on Sunday.
“The tickets are aimed at helping our fans avoid the inconvenience of having to buy match-day tickets each week.
“We have also added other benefits like getting a Wakiso Giants FC jersey on top of others, so as the holders feel special.
The tickets have been categorised into three – Gold which has been priced at UGX 500,000 while Silver and Ordinary will go for UGX 200,000 and UGX 100,000 respectively.
Wakiso Giants will be participating in the top flight for the first time after achieving promotion last season.
After hosting their Big League games in Bugembe last season, the club have already commission Wakisha Stadium, which they intend to use as their home ground.
The club is expected to start preparations for the 2019/2020 season on Monday, 1st July, with a Gym session at Freedom City.
At the same event on Sunday, Ivan ‘Kalolo’ Kiwewa was named the most valuable player (MVP) for last season.
Kalolo who scored six league goals in the 2018/19 campaign, beat off competition from Hassan Wasswa and goalkeeper Ivan Mutumba, to walk away with a 55′ flat-screen TV.
Wasswa was given a 42′ TV while Mutumba received UGX 500,000, for finishing third.
It should also be remembered that Kefa Kisala was unveiled as the new head coach and it was on Sunday that out-going tactician Ibrahim ‘Uchumi’ Kirya handed over to the former.
“I and my technical team did our job and elevated this team (Wakiso Giants FC) to the top tier but now I want to hand it over to you so as you continue from where we left off. Said Kirya while welcoming Kefa.
Club President Musa ‘Atagenda’ Ssebulime thanked everyone who was part of Wakiso’s journey to the top flight and urged them not to stop.
“We thank the players for the efforts you put in last season, the outgoing coaching staff, media and everyone who helped us in one way or the other, we can’t stop thanking you,” said SSebulime.
“I would like to urge you not to stop because the journey to becoming the best team in Uganda has just started.
To earn promotion to the top tier, Wakiso topped the Elgon Group of the FUFA Big League, before losing the play-off final to Elgon Group winners-Proline FC so as to finish second overall.
Wakiso Giants Season Tickets
Gold (UGX 500,000)
-Free access to all home games
-Drinks and snacks.
Silver (UGX 200,000)
-All Home games
-Seat in covered stands
Ordinary (UGX 100,000)
-All home games