Uganda Premier League
Kyetume FC vs Wakiso Giants FC
Bombo Barracks Stadium, Bombo
Tuesday, 12-11-2019 @4pm
Wakiso Giants FC will be hoping for three more points when they visit Kyetume FC at Bombo Barracks Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
After a run of three successive defeated, the Purple Sharks returned to winning ways as they beat Busoga United 2-1 last weekend.
It was relief for the Wakiso faithful and a first victory under caretaker coach Steven Bengo.
It was also Bengo’s second game in charge after losing to Vipers SC in his maiden bow.
Wakiso have under performed as per the standards they set for themselves at the start of the season and it can as no surprise that Kefa Kisala was let go of following the 3-0 loss to Express on match-day 11.
There seems to be a feel good factor currently at the club after the change in management and it remains to be seen if that can be a motivation factor against Kyetume.
Wakiso start the day in 9th position with 16 points and have a chance to move into 5th that is if they can win and other results go their way.
Ahead of the game, Bengo is worried about how Kyetume will react after a hammering in their latest game.
“It was important winning against Busoga United but that is now behind,” said Bengo.
“We are playing against a very good side who will be eager to make amends after losing badly in Arua so we must be careful.
Coming into Tuesday’s contest, Wakiso will be without captain Yasin Mugabi who suffered a cut on the eye in the 2-1 win over Busoga United. He joins Tom Masiko, Ayub Kisaliita and Yasin Mugume who are not match fit despite returning to training. Hakim Ssenkumba and Kirizestom Ntambi are also doubtful after picking knocks in training.
For Kyetume, they will be eager to return to winning ways after a humiliation in Arua.
The Slaughters were beaten 7-1 by Onduparaka, their heaviest loss since they attained promotion to the top tier.
Before last Friday’s game, George Best Nsimbe’s side had proved hard to break down as they had conceded two goals in a single game on only one occasion.
Against Wakiso, they need to be careful as the Purple Sharks have proved to be unpredictable this campaign.
Just like Wakiso, Kyetume also have 16 points and sit 8th on the log.
The two sides met in the Big League last season and this will e their fourth meeting in history.
The other games on Tueday
-Mbarara City FC vs Onduparaka FC @4pm
-Vipers SC vs URA FC
-Busoga United vs Maroons FC
-Proline FC vs Bright Stars FC