Steven Bengo's close ball control while playing for Wakiso Giants Credit: Wakiso Giants
Immensely gifted midfielder Steven Bengo controls the ball during Wakiso Giants’ previous game. (Photo: Wakiso Giants FC Media) Credit: Wakiso Giants

FUFA Big League 2018/19 |Thursday, February 7th, 2019

Elgon Group:

  • Wakiso Giants Vs JMC Hippos – Bugembe Stadium, Jinja
  • Bukedea Town Council Vs Kataka – Emokori Playground, Bukedea
  • Light SS Vs Entebbe FC – Amuria High School play-ground, Amuria
  • UPDF Vs Doves All Stars – Bombo Military Stadium

Rwenzori Group:

  • Kiboga Young Vs Bumate – Bamusuuta Playground
  • Ntinda Vs Proline – Lugogo Stadium
  • Kabale Sharp Vs Kira United – Kabale Municipal Stadium

Uganda’s Top music artists Jose Chamelone, who is incidentally Wakiso Giants’ brand ambassador, and Eddie Kenzo are expected to grace the Wakiso Giants – Jinja Municipal Council Hippos tie at the Kyabazinga Stadium, off the outskirts of Jinja town on Thursday.

Big talking, free spending and unbeaten Wakiso Giants Football Club face a stern test of character since they are playing a side that will for a reason or another enjoy the home advantage.

Still unbeaten in 11 games of the season, Wakiso Giants has spit venom game after game with impressive displays.

Ibrahim Kirya, Wakiso Giants Coach

Already, Ibrahim Kirya’s coached side leads the Elgon group with 24 points, four ahead of second placed Dove All Stars.

Coming to encounter against JMC Hippos, Wakiso Giants boasts of a formidable side with new signings Norman Ogik, Yasin Mugume already sparkling; having scored on their debut during the 3-0 win against Amuka Bright Stars.

Other important team players on the side include trusted captain Moses Ali Feni, Fahad Kawooya and Steven Bengo among others.

Left footed midfielder Duff Luboobi remains a big doubt being sidelined with an injury.

JMC Hippos has former BUL skipper Patrick ‘Crespo’ Asiku and George Nsiimbe as two pillars who can turn around the game at any stage.

We have 9 more games to play and one of them comes on Thursday. The Big League is the toughest division in Uganda and we know anything can happen between now and May so we are going to just try and win all our remaining games so that we are not under any sort of pressure in the end. JMC are a very strong side like all the other teams. We will respect them regardless of their position and we will try to get all three points in the end.

Ibrahim ‘Uchumi’ Kirya, Wakiso Giants FC Head Coach
Uganda top musician Jose Chameleon (second left) at Bugembe Stadium during Wakiso Giants game.

During the other Elgon matches, Bukedea Town Council hosts on fire Kataka, Entebbe is playing Light SS in Amuria, UPDF faces Dove All Stars in Bombo.

In the Rwenzori Group, Proline will play Ntinda at Lugogo, Kiboga Young entertains Bumate at the Bamusuuta playground in Kiboga as Kira Young is away to Kabale Sharp at the Kabale Muncipal Stadium.

Three clubs shall be promoted to the Uganda Premier League by the close of business in May 2019.

The top two per group qualify automatically. The third club is determined via a promotional play off.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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