Uganda Premier League
Wakiso Giants FC vs Kyetume FC
Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, Wakissha
Saturday, 22-02-2020 @4pm
Wakiso Giants FC and Kyetume FC will renew their rivalry when they face off on Saturday afternoon.
The two sides have slowly built a rivalry of sorts in the last two seasons and will both be desperate for three points of one another once again.
They faced off three times last season when they were both still playing in the Big League.
Having been in the same group, they were eyeing top spot (automatic elevation to the top tier) with Wakiso finishing first and Kyetume settling for second.
However, Kyetume got the better of Wakiso in the Uganda Cup as they beat them to reach the quarter finals where they were eliminated by eventual winners Proline FC.
With the silent-rivalry in place, new Wakiso head coach Deo Sserwadda anticipates a difficult contest come game time on match-day 23.
“It will be another tough game against a good team with a lot of experienced players, noted Sserwadda ahead of the game.
“But the target for us is to build on the previous win.
“We have rectified the mistakes and all we need is to be clinical at both ends.”
Sserwadda who took over from Livingstone Mbabazi last week will be in charge of only his second game at the helm of Wakiso Giants FC.
His first was in the 2-1 come-back victory over Maroons on Thursday.
Sserwadda has some concerns regarding the encounter as top-scorer Viane Sekajugo is out. Sekajugo was hurt by Maroons FC custodian Hannington Ssebwalunyo and he is not physically in shape to feature. He is joined in the stands by Lawrence Bukenya who is also carrying injury. Goalie George William Katende is also side lined and will be out. However, right back Geriga Atendele returns and will be available for selection.
The victory over Maroons saw Wakiso move five points away from the relegation zone and ease up on their worries about the drop.
However, that is not the same case with Kyetume who are still fighting at the wrong end of the table.
The Slaughters sit just four points above 14th placed Police and will know that run of just two poor results may see them back in the three relegation spots.
Their last fixture saw them come from a goal down to overcome Mbarara City FC.
The 4-3 win at home to the Ankole Lions came with some consequences as coach Jackson Mayanja decide to step aside.
This will be the 5th meeting between the two side since last season.
In the previous four meetings, Wakiso have won twice, lost once and drawn the other.
When the two met earlier this season, Wakiso beat Kyetume 3-0 at Namboole.
Wakiso heads into the encounter having losy just one of their last five league games (W2 D2).
At home, the Purple Sharks have lost just one of their last five games (W3 D1).
For Kyetume, they head into the contest having won two and drawn one of their last three league outings.
However, away from home, they have won only one of their last 7, losing the other six.
The other games to be played on Saturday @4pm
-KCCA FC vs Express FC
-Bright Stars FC vs Proline FC
-Onduparaka FC vs Mbarara City FC
-Tooro United FC vs Police FC