UPDF vs Wakiso Giants: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Tuesday 25th October
*UPDF vs Wakiso Giants, Bombo
*Gadaffi vs BUL, Kakindu


Team News

  • UPDF FC will be without Kakaire Davis due to injury ahead of Wakiso Giants visit
  • Okello Donato is also ruled out for UPDF and will be sitting his final match after he was sent off against Busoga United.
  • Samson Kasozi, Mugisha Rogers, Abasi Kyeyune and Simon Mukisa are with the U20 national team.
  • For Wakiso Giants, they will miss the services of Goalkeeper Samson Kiirya and Midfielder Joshua Lubwama who are with the Sand Cranes in Mozambique for the AFCON Beach Soccer Championship.
  • Ronald Madoi and Titus Ssematimba are also ruled out due to International engagements with the U20

Probable Lineups

*UPDF: Ivan Mutumba (GK), Abdallah Saduru, Oyirwoth Daglas, Aggrey Kiirya, Ibrahim Magandaazi, Adriko Rogers, Ibrahim Wammanah, Ezekiel Katende, Yiga Frank, Ivan Ahimbisibwe, Pius Kaggwa.

*Wakiso Giants: Bashir Sekagya, Apollo Kagogwe, Grant Matsiko, Alex Komakech, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Moses Aliro, Ibrahim Kasule, Mikidad Ssenyonga, Norman Ogik.

Preview: UPDF Want to Break Wakiso Jinx

UPDF will hope to end their winless record over Wakiso Giants as they welcome the side at Bombo Barracks Military Ground.

The two have met four times but UPDF have only picked a point which was during their first ever league meeting, and have since gone on to lose the the subsequent three.

The Army side will bank on home advantage this time to see that the barren run is ended.

While playing at home, UPDF have picked four points in the two matches they have hosted, a 1-1 draw with Express and a 3-2 victory over Busoga United.

Coming into this game, the Bombo-based side settled for a 1-1 draw with Bright Stars courtesy of Abasi Kyeyune late equaliser to cancel out Emmanuel Loki first half lead.

Winger Pius Kaggwa will face his former pay masters having joined UPDF from Wakiso Giants.

For the Visitors, they will rely on their record against their counterparts and will hope to stretch the run.

Last season, the purple sharks defeated the Army side 1-0 both home and away.

John Luyinda side come highly motivated having picked their first win of the season in a 2-1 Home victory over Blacks Power thanks to Norman Ogik and Titus Ssematimba strikes in each half.

Speaking to the club media ahead of the game, Wakiso Giants Winger Moses Aliro says the morale us very high having registered their first win last week and are ready to face UPDF.

“Of course at the moment what I can say is that everyone is ready we have been working so hard,” Aliro opened to the club media.

“The other most important thing we got that winning touch against Blacks Power so as am talking right now we are ready for UPDF.

“All I can say is we are going to play, we are going to try everything we can do to make sure we get the three points”.

The last time these two sides met, Rahmat Ssenfuka’s 78th minute goal was the difference and gave Wakiso Giants the maximum points.

Stats

UPDF are 7th on the log with 5 points after four matches (1W, 2D, 1L)

Wakiso Giants are 9th with 4 points after 3 games (1W, 1D, 1L)

Head to Head

2021/2022
UPDF 0-1 Wakiso Giants
Wakiso Giants 1-0 UPDF

2020/2021
Wakiso Giants 5-1 UPDF
UPDF 0-0 Wakiso Giants

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