Wakiso Giants Vs Maroons: Team News, Probable lineups and Stats

*Friday, March 3

*Wakiso Giants FC Vs Maroons FC, Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium-Wakiso.

*Soltilo Bright Stars FC Vs Blacks Power FC, Kavumba

*Busoga United FC Vs UPDF FC, FUFA Technical Centre-Njeru.

*Saturday, March 4

*Onduparaka FC Vs Gaddafi FC, Green Light Stadium-Arua

*BUL FC Vs URA FC, FUFA Technical Centre-Njeru

*Sunday, March 5

Express FC Vs SC Villa, Muteesa II Stadium-Wankulukuku

Team News.

  • Wakiso Giants will still miss Titus Ssematimba, Ronald Madoi and Apollo Kagogwe who are with Uganda Hippos in Egypt
  • Despite returning to training, Moses Aliro is still unfit to play
  • Maroons will continue to miss Captain David Ndihabwe and so is Sula Mpanga who got a concussion against Busoga United
  • The Visitors may also be without second captain Belmos Opio who was stretchered off hurt in their last week’s encounter.

Probable lineups.

*Wakiso Giants – Samson Kirya, Grant Masiko, Alex Komakech, Paul Willa, Ambrose Arinda, Lawrence Bukenya, Tom Masiko, Rahmat Senfuka, Frank Ssebuufu, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Mikidad Ssenyonga.

*Maroons – Simon Tamale, Ceaser Olega, Fredrick Kigozi, Patrick Bayiga, Jacob Okao, Micheal Etudude, Felix Okot, Ronald Orombi, Fred Amaku, Brian Kayanja, Abraham Tusubira.

*Preview: Wakiso Giants Seeks First Win in Second Round

Wakiso Giants will be looking for their first win of the ongoing second round when they host Maroons at Kabaka Kyabaggu.

They lost 0-1 to KCCA in their second round opener before a goalless draw against Vipers last week.

But that draw at Kitende felt like a win, and having faced off with the two best teams in the division, the Purple Sharks will fancy their chances to start a winning run.

The Purple Sharks’ other worry will be their goal draught since beating Express 3-2 late November last year.

They initially looked like a side that was going to put up a good challenge at the top but have since run out of steam.

And a win against Maroons will inject renewed momentum for a side that lost against Busoga United to end the first round on a low note.

They are now 5th on the log with 26 points, nine points adrift of leaders KCCA.

“It’s a couple of games since we last tasted victory and I must admit there is pressure to win again,” said Wakiso Giants coach John Ayala Luyinda.

“In the last games, we haven’t created many goal scoring chances which hurt us and the intensity of how we must play went a little low but it’s time we get back on track.

“We face a good side in Maroons but we are motivated by the need to bounce back and need to win for our fans as the last two games at home haven’t gone to plan.”

On the other hand, Maroons will be looking for their first win against the Purple Sharks in the league.

It’s going to be their first visit at Wakissha since February 2020 when they lost 2-1 courtesy of Tom Masiko’s late penalty and Viane Sekajjuko last minute winner, canceling David Ndihabwe’s opener.

The first round fixture at Luzira ended in a goalless draw.

Maroons have only managed one win away from home this season, which was a 1-0 victory against Busoga in their second round opener three weeks ago.

And what they take at Wakiso is a disappointing barren draw against Bright Stars in Luzira Last week where they failed to register a single shot on Target.

They currently are currently 10th on the log with 19 points and a win can only move them one place up.

*Head to Head *
Maroons 2-2 Wakiso Giants
Wakiso Giants 2-1 Maroons.

Maroons 0-0 Wakiso
Wakiso Giants ?? Maroons.



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