Wakiso Giants’ home record at the Kyabaziga Stadium in Bugembe will be put to the test when they host Tooro United in the Stanbic Uganda Cup Round of 16 on Friday.
The Big League side are yet to lose a game there and actually no visiting team has found the back of the net at the ground.
Those two stats will be put to the test when StarTimes Uganda Premier League side visits, but Wakiso Giants’ coach Ibrahim Kirya has all eyes on the price.
“Our target in the competition is go as far as possible and it hasn’t changed,” Kirya told www.football-256.com before adding.
“Playing at home where we haven’t lost a game neither conceded a goal gives us confidence.”
“Tooro United is a very good side with a good coach and a division above us but we can match them,” Kirya added.
Former Police striker Norman Ogik is cup tied for this one while Ayub Kisalita is also injured, new signing Yasin Mugabi makes the match day for the first time since joining the team in the January transfer window.
To get to this stage, Wakiso eliminated Vision FC didn’t show up at Bugembe at the round 64, at the round of 32, they eliminated Kireka United 5-4 on penalties after a one all draw at Namboole.
Tooro United have been enjoying a good run at their Buhinga home turf, they saw off Entebbe FC 2-0 at the round of 64.
The Wasswa Bossa coached side then dumped out the defending champions KCCA FC 3-1 on penalties, normal time had ended one all.
“Playing at home in this competition is always an added advantage, but that is not always the guarantee that you will win,” Bossa told this website.
“We know what to do, they are a good side with good players and with a very good home record, but our team is equally good and can cause some damage,” he added.
Njeru BUL FC will play Bukedea Town Council Football Club, while URA’s tie with Bright Stars has been postponed to Monday because of the unavailability of Namboole Stadium.
Wakiso Giants vs Tooro United
BUL FC vs Bukedea T/C
URA vs Bright Stars (Postponed to Monday)
Kitara FC vs Kyetume FC
Vipers SC vs Kiboga Young
Nebbi Central vs Nkambi Coffee
Proline vs Onduparaka
Express vs Police
URA vs Bright Stars