The grading of the Wakisha play ground
The Pavilion wing at Kabaka Kyabaggu Sports Stadium

Newly promoted Uganda Premier League outfit Wakiso Giants Football Club is barely weeks old in the top tier, but they are thinking big prior to the kick-off of the 2019/2020 season in late September 2019.

Wakiso Giants Football Club has therefore commenced renovation of their proposed home ground whilst in the Uganda Premier League.

Works on levelling of the bumpy surface, improving the drainage channels, re-greening, perimeter fencing and renovation of the dressing rooms are already underway.

The re-greening process of the Wakisha playground surface

The ground is in Wakiso district at the resource center of Wakiso Head Teachers Association (WAKISHA) base.

The WAKISHA ground is also known as the Kabaka Kyabaggu Sports Stadium, named after one of Buganda Kingdom’s kings, the twenty-fifth (25th).

Kyabaggu Kabinuli was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda from 1750 until 1780.

Workers apply the loam soil and fertilizers onto the surface

The club which took over Kamuli Park at the start of last season hosted their games while in the FUFA Big League at the Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe on the outskirts of Jinja.

The present state of Kabaka Kyabaggu Sports Stadium playing surface (Photo: David Isabirye)

Originally, Wakiso Giants Football Club had requested the FUFA supreme organ, the Executive to host their home games while in the FUFA Big League which was turned down.

They were however advised to wait until the 2019/2020 season to shift base to any venue of their choice within Wakiso district.

The pavilion wing at Kabaka Kyabaggu Sports Stadium (Photo: David Isabirye)

As part of the FUFA club licencing prerequisite, it is mandatory for all the top flight clubs to own or hire a stadium with a good playing all green flat surface, with affluent dressing rooms, internal perimeter fencing as well as a training ground.

Wakiso Giants Football Club is never buying time, neither taking risks, nor any chances to have the playing ground issues sorted four months to the long-anticipated 2019/2020 Uganda Premier League kick off.

Present state of the Kyabaggu sports ground (Photo: David Isabirye)

For starters, Wakiso Giants was the first club to be affirmed for the 2019/2020 Uganda Premier League with a match to spare (away to Doves All Stars in Arua).

Section of fans in the pavilion wing of Kabaka Kyabaggu sports stadium (Photo: David Isabirye)

The Purple Sharks topped the Elgon group standings and will play the Rwenzori group champions Proline in the main championship finale this Saturday, 18th May 2019 at the StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo.

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

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