Friday, April 02
*KCCA FC vs BUL FC @4pm – Omodi Stadium (Live on Sanyuka TV)
*Kitara FC vs Bright Stars FC @4pm – Kavumba Recreation Grounds
*UPDF FC vs Vipers SC @4pm – Bombo Military Barracks Stadium
*Wakiso Giants FC vs Mbarara City FC @4pm – Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium.
• Wakiso Giants will be without star forward Viane Ssekajugo who starts his four match-suspension for violent conduct in the loss to Kitara FC.
• The Purple Sharks will also be without Edward Satulo who is a longterm absentee.
• Rahmat Ssenfuka and Faizul Ibrahim have returned to training but not expected to feature.
• Striker Ivan Bogere is in line to make his home debut after featuring in the draw at UPDF last time out.
• Mbarara City will be without the suspended duo of captain Hilary Mukundane and Stephen Othieno.
• The duo were slapped with a four-match ban for violent conduct in their loss to Onduparaka FC before the international break.
• Coach Livingstone Mbabazi returns to the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium for the first time with Mbarara City after having a poor stint with the Sharkes.
Wakiso Giants – Samson Kirya (GK), Atendere Geriga, Alex Komakech, Simon Namwanja, Hassan Wasswa, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Tom Matsiko Ibrahim Kasule, Ivan Bogere, Pius Kaggwa, Kipson Atuhaire.
Mbarara City – Muhammad Ssekeba, Zaidi Byekwaso, Jasper Aheebwa, Karim Ramathan, Ronald Otti, Pistus Barenga, Ronald Edwok, Jude Ssemugabi, Bebe Swalik, Salim Huud, Henry Kitegenyi.
Preview – Wakiso Eye Maiden Home Win Of Campaign
Wakiso Giants had a poor first half of the season and will be hoping to get of a good start to the second round.
The Purple Sharks struggled for victories, winning just twice in their first 15 games.
Those two victories all came away from home and they will be desperate to register their first win at home, on Friday.
Douglas Bamweyana’s side have so far drawn six of their seven games at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium this season, losing once.
The loss can in their final home game of the first round, going down 1-0 against Busoga United.
They need to come up with consistent results if they are to surge up the standings from 12th.
“We feel ready and the target is to have consistent decent results. Noted Bamweyana ahead of the game.
“The break has helped us to work on areas where we lacked and we are raring to go.”
Wakiso’s problems have been more defensive this campaign and will hope to have sorted them when they come up against Mbarara.
They failed to score in just five of their 15 first round games but it was the goals that they were conceding at the other end that were letting them down.
Mbarara have also, so far, not done themselves favours this campaign either.
They start the day in a disappointing 13th spot, just two points above the relegation zone.
Their first round was so wanting that they won just three games whilst losing as many as seven.
Away from home, the Ankole Lions have won just once all campaign, losing four and drawing the other two.
This will be just the fourth meeting between the two sides in history.
In the first three meetings, these sides are yet to register a draw with Wakiso winning twice and Mbarara once.
Their meeting earlier in the season saw Wakiso win 1-0 at Kakyeka, a game that saw Jude Ssemugabi miss a penalty for Mbarara