Wakiso Giants unveiled their new bus in early preparations for the 2019/20 Uganda Premier League season in which they will be debutants.
The function was held at their proposed home ground, Wakisha Resource Centre in Wakiso where they took distinguished guests and fans around a guided tour as renovation works take place.
The guests were led by Fufa President Moses Magogo, Wakiso District Chairperson Matia Lwanga Bwaniika, club ambassador Joseph Mayanja alias Dr Jose Chameleone and welcomed by the club CEO Sula Kamoga and directors led by the chairman of the club, Hassan Lule.
Lule thanked Chameleone for taking the club places and also everyone that has played a part in its growth so far.
“We are very delighted to have a bus with us here through our brand ambassador Jose Chameleon, it’s been a collective effort but courtesy of him we have one of our dreams here,” Lule told journalists.
“We would like to thank all our fans who have been behind the team the entire season. As we are sighting more fan base here in Wakiso and the entire country, we are looking forward to doing all it takes to see the club host its home games here in Wakiso,” Lule added.
Bwaniika pledged total support from the district to the club including helping in making the stadium acceptable by Fufa standards.
“As Wakiso, we are blessed to have almost everything including State House, the only international airport and the only stadium in Namboole,” he stated. “And now, we have a super division club which as a chairman, I pledge total support on behalf of the council,” he added.
“I have heard the pitch still has something lacking but in case you need support in any form including machinery, we shall offer.”
Magogo congratulated the club upon attaining top tier promotion, thanked Jose Chameleone for lifting the Wakiso Giants brand and also gave a promising remark on the proposed new stadium.
“For us as FUFA, our objective is very organised clubs playing at the highest level that promotes the game,” said Magogo. “I have also been invited in this event to have a look at the proposed stadium. The people who are technical at Fufa will carry out evaluation but from my point of view, whatever is missing can easily be done,” he added.
Chameleone narrated how it all got to getting the bus before revealing his undying support to the club.
“Growing up, my father was a staunch Express FC fan but I never loved club football until my heart went for Wakiso Giants,” said Chameleone. “So it was easy for me to ensure the gift I got on behalf of the team got here and am happy, the bus is here now,” he added.