By Edwin Kyle Kule
Wakiso Giants FC continues their resurgence and relegation escape with an easy home tie against bottom side Kitara FC at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium on Saturday.
However, Douglas Bamweyana’s men will be wise to wary of another upset from their visitors who stunned them to a 3-2 defeat in March at the Kavumba Recreation Grounds.
A brace from Viane Sekajugo was not enough to cancel goals from Peter Lomoro and Edson Agondeze’s double to hand Kitara their first-ever top-flight victory.
Both sides return to action after holding stalemates in their previous games in the SUPL. Wakiso drew against Busoga United in Njeru, while Kitara came from two goals down to hold BUL Bidco FC in Jinja.
The Purple Sharks fought from a goal down and a man less to pick up a 1-1 draw against Busoga United at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru on Tuesday.
Busoga took an early lead through Sharif Kimbowa after 15 minutes played, but Wakiso played to their 12th stalemate after Rodgers Omedwa turned Ivan Bogere’s cross into his own net.
In the same game, Wakiso Giants defender Hassan Wasswa Dazo received a red card after fouling pacy Isma Mugulusi.
Wakiso Giants will rely on its home form. They thumped UPDF FC 5-1 in their last game at Kabaka Kyabaggu.
Meanwhile, Kitara came from two goals down in their draw with BUL FC. Joseph Ssemujju’s first-half brace was cancelled out by Patrick Kusemererwa and Edson Agondeze’s goals.
Kitara lies in the 16th position on 10 points after 23 games, and any further dropped points will sink them further. Bamweyana’s charges sit in ninth position on 27 points from 23 games.
Wakiso will miss Yasin Mugume, who is down with Malaria and Tom Matsiko, who is nursing an injury. Captain Hassan Ssenyonjo returns from suspension, while midfielder Lawrence Bukenya has been cleared to return to action.