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Startimes UPL: Wakiso Giants set to host URA in Wakiso

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The 2022/23 Startimes Uganda Premier League returns with seven games on Match day 6 including Maroons visiting Vipers Sports Club who rested during the previous round.

Below are the games to be played on the respective days;

Tuesday

Wakiso Giants FC V URA FC – Kabaka Kyabaggu
Busoga United V Gaddafi Modern FC – Kakindu stadium.

Wednesday

BUL FC V Onduparaka FC – FUFA Technical Center, Njeru

Friday

Arua Hill SC V UPDF FC– Barifa Stadium
SC Vipers V Maroons FC – St Mary’s stadium Kitende

Saturday

Bright Stars FC V SC Villa – Kavumba Recreation Grounds
KCCA FC V Blacks Power FC – MTN Omondi Lugogo

We are going to focus on one of the two games that will be opening up the Matchday on Tuesday. Wakiso Giants will host URA FC in Wakiso as Gaddafi Modern visit Busoga United at Kakindu.

WAKISO GIANTS VS URA FC.

URA FC will be looking for maximum points after their poor run when they visit Wakiso Giants in a league game at Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium in Wakiso

The Tax Collectors sit seventh with 6 points, a point below their opponent Wakiso Giants and five below leaders BUL.

After a slow start into the season, the visitors have won only once in their last five and will be hoping that they can defend better than they did in their last game against Bright stars where they drew 2-2.

The tax collectors will again need George Senkaaba, Ibrahim Dada and Derrick Nsibambi on top of their game to pull down Wakiso Giants who had picked up a sort of form in recent times.

Ahead of the game, the URA assistant coach Baker Mbowa is confident that his side will collect maximum points.;

We have tried to correct our mistakes from the previous game that cost us 3 points having led 2-0. We want to win at Wakiso Giants which will be a big boost to the entire team.”

I believe with the preps and morale in camp we shall get maximum points.”

The hosts on the other hand, are hoping to maintain their winning run their 1-0 win away from home against UPDF FC.

They face a solid team that is hard to defend and has more quality in depth, but the Ayala coached team will hope to finished off the job without their star players in Titus Ssematimba and Ronald Madoi who are away at the CECAFA U20 with the Uganda Hippos in Sudan.

Last game.

Wakiso Giants won their last game 1-0 away in Bombo against UPDF FC courtesy of a Moses Aliro goal while URA drew with Bright stars 2-2 at home in Mukono.

TEAM NEWS.

Wakiso Giants, welcome back Goalkeeper Samson Kiirya and Midfielder Joshua Lubwama who were with the Sand Cranes in Mozambique for the AFCON Beach Soccer Championship.

But will continue to be without Ronald Madoi and Titus Ssematimba who are away on National Duty with Hippos

For URA FC, versatile Huud Mulikyi returns from suspension while Derrick Nsibambi, Derrick Ndahiro, Hassan Kalega and John Kokas Alou remain sidelined for this tie.

Justin Opiro is away on National Duty with Hippos

Probable Line-ups

Wakiso Giants FC

Samson Kiirya (GK), Apollo Kagogwe, Grant Matsiko, Alex Komakech, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Moses Aliro, Ibrahim Kasule, Mikidad Ssenyonga, Norman Ogik.

URA FC

Alionzi Nafian (GK), James Begisa, Eric Ssenjobe, Patrick Mbowa, Benjamin Nyakoojo, Ibrahim Dada, Saidi Kyeyune, Kabon Living, Shafiq Kagimu, George Ssenkaaba, Vianney Ssekajugo

HEAD TO HEAD

2021/22

Wakiso Giants 0-5 URA FC
URA FC 1-1 Wakiso Giants

2020/22

Wakiso Giants Vs URA FC (not played)
URA FC 0-0 Wakiso Giants

2019/20

URA FC Vs Wakiso Giants (not played)
Wakiso Giants 3-1 URA FC

In the other game, it will be a Jinja affair as Busoga United host Gaddafi Modern at the Kakindu stadium, Jinja.

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