Uganda Premier League
Wakiso Giants FC vs Onduparaka FC
Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, Wakissha
Sunday, 19-01-2020 @4pm
Wakiso Giants FC have had a poor start to the Uganda Premier League second round.
Livingston Mbabazi’s side has lost its opening two games, losing 2-1 to Police FC before going down 1-0 at Mbarara City FC.
However, they have a chance to return to winning ways when they take on Onduparaka at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium in Wakishha on Sunday afternoon.
It is a very important game for the hosts who are also seeking a first victory under Mbabazi.
The former Onduparaka tactician joined the Purple Sharks in November, filling the void left by Kefa Kisala.
However, despite spending good time with the team, results are not falling their way.
Going into the game, Mbabazi’s assistant Backer Kasule is optimistic they will register victory despite the poor run of results recently.
“Our previous two games have ended in disappointment but we continue to rectify the mistakes, noted Kasule ahead of the game.
“In Onduparaka, we are facing a good side that is ready to fight for the ball but we are ready and believe we shall end with maximum points.”
Wakiso have no fresh injury worries in the camp as almost everyone is available for selection. Only Kirizestom Ntambi and Yasin Mugabi are unavailable for the game through injury. Tom Masiko could start a game for the first time since his injury in the first round. He made a second half appearance in the 1-0 loss to Mbarara City at Bombo.
Viane Ssekajugo and Karim Ndugwa are available to face their former pay masters but Geriga Atendele could still be unavailable due to licensing issues.
Faizul Ibrahim scored the only goal in the seventh minute as Onduparaka, beat Wakiso 1-0 in the reverse fixture played at Greenlight Stadium, Arua.
The Caterpillar drew one-all against Maroons in their last encounter, just a week after getting a walkover against Tooro United FC.
With Wakiso in wanting form, Onduparaka will be fancying their chances of completing a double over them.
This will be the second competitive meeting between the two sides.
The first saw Onduparaka defeat Wakiso 1-0 a few months ago with Mbabazi in charge of the Caterpillars.
Wakiso heads into the encounter with just two wins in their last 8 games (D1 L5).
At home, they have won five and lost the other three of their opening 8 fixtures.
Onduparaka too have not been in the best of form as they head into the contest having won just two of their last seven games (D2 L3).
Away from home, they have won four of their past seven games (D0 L3).