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Startimes UPL: Wakiso Giants seek for first season win just-like Bright Stars and Blacks Power

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On Tuesday evening, there will be two games played in the 2022/23 Startimes Uganda Premier League.

Unbeaten Maroons will be hosting Wakiso Giants at the Luzira Prison Grounds on Match-day three 

Maroons have been boosted with their new signings like and some of their long serving players like Fred Amaku who was the Maroons player of last season in the FUFA Big League

On the other hand, purple sharks who last season struggled to win away last season, collecting only three wins, will be hoping to better their away record.

Last game

In their last game, the Luzira side were involved in a barren draw against Bright Stars just after they had thumped Busoga United 5-0 in season their opener.

While Wakiso Giants who were not in action on the previous MatchDay, lost their first game to KCCA FC 3-2 and will be hoping to collect their first win this season.

What would a win do?

A win will see second-placed Maroons climb to the top of the table, with seven points while a win for the Visitors would see them get their first three points this season.

Team News

For Maroons, they will have both new signings, Brian Nkuubi and Samson Kigozi who were involved with the Sand Cranes and recovering from Malaria respectively

While Wakiso Giants also welcome back the duo of Samson Kirya and Joshua Lubwama Sand Cranes action.

Probable Lineups

Maroons FC

Simon Tamale(GK), David Ndihabwe, Sula Mpanga, Godwin Kitagenda, Patrick Bayiga, Jacob Okao, Norman Odipio, Isaac Mpagi, Fred Amaku, Tezikya Lawrence, Noel Nasasira.

Wakiso Giants FC

Samson Kirya(GK), Grant Matsiko, George Kaddu, Apollo Kagoogwe, Aggrey Madoi, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Owen Kasule, Moses Aliro, Shariph Kimboowa, Joshua Lubwama

HEAD TO HEAD

2019/20

Wakiso Giants 2-0 Maroons.
Maroon 2-2 Wakiso Giants

Blacks Power VS Solitilo Bright stars.

In the other game of the day, two winless teams this season in Blacks Power and Solitilo Bright Stars at the Akii – Bua Memorial Stadium, Lira.

Blacks Power who have not had a goal to their name against both BUL FC and Busoga United and conceded seven (7) will hope to open their account against a young Mwebaze coached team.

Bright Stars have drawn their first two games of the season, not scoring a goal against both SC Vipers and Maroons FC something that is worrying on their side.

The team had a vibrant transfer window bringing in lots of young players the most notable ones being midfielder, Noordin Bunjo from Proline and striker, Sam Ssenyonjo who are putting in a good shift but haven’t got off the mark yet.

Bunjo dribbling the ball at Kitende.

Last game

Blacks Power lost 2-0 away to Busoga United FC while Bright Stars drew with Maroons FC 0-0 at home in Kavumba.

What would a win do?

A win for Blacks Power would take them to ninth, level on points with Bright Stars while for Bright Stars it would take them to second in place of Maroons incase it doesn’t win.

Team news

Blacks Power will continue to be without both shot stopper Tonny Kyamera and Defender Mike Kawooya who were suspended by the Club on Tuesday, last week but will welcome back Dickens Okwir.

For Bright Stars, they will be without Sam Ssenyonjo, Isa Bugembe, second choice goalkeeper Derrick Were all through injury and Ivan Irinimbabazi who is doing his Senior four exams.

Probable Line Ups

Blacks Power.

Muhammad Ssekeba (GK), Jimmy Ndalambi, Ivan Okello, Franco Onen, Ahmed Amayo, Micheal Siwu, Simon Misaki Opio, Emmanuel Odur,  Bronson Nsubuga, Francis Onekalit, Baden Mujahid.

Bright Stars.

Hassan Matovu, Andrew Kyambadde, Warren Buule, Ashraf Mulindi, Denis Kaka Omony, Muhammad Kyeyune, Noordin Bunjo, Cleophas Fiat, Ibrahim Kasinde, Jafari Kaziro, Nelson Ssenkatuka

Both games will be played at 4pm EAT.

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