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Big League: Wakiso Giants Target JMC Hippos Scalp

Thursday, February 7

Kiboga Young Vs Bumate
Ntinda Vs Proline
Kabale Sharp Vs Kira United
Bukedea Vs Kataka
Wakiso Giants Vs JMC Hippos
Light SS Vs Entebbe FC
UPDF Vs Doves All Stars

Saturday
Kitara Vs Doves FC

Sunday
JMC Hippos Vs Nebbi Central
Bukedea Vs Kyetume

Wakiso Giants will go all out for nothing but a win when they take on JMC Hippos in the FUFA Big League encounter at Kyabazinga Stadium in Bugembe.

The Giants, top of the Elgon group table with 23 points, will be hoping to make it seven wins out of 12 games. Ibrahim Kirya’s side are yet to lose a game, a record they solely own across the two groups this season.

Kirya was not pleased with the team’s performance despite a convincing 3-0 win against Amuka Bright Stars last Thursday. The coach, speaking after the game, told journalists that he was disappointed with the way the boys missed chances, adding that his side could have scored more on the day.

Wheel Barrow: Wakiso Players in training. Wakiso Photo

Captain Feni Ali, new signings Norman Ojik and Yasin Mugume scored one each as Wakiso obliterated Amuka. The team will rely on the trio for goals but Hakim Ssenkumba, Hassan Wasswa Dazo, Clinton Kamugisha and Daff Luboobi among others will be strong pillars.

Kirya will demand a much better and clinical performance against a team that is seated second from the bottom. JMC have won only two games, with nine points so far.

In the reverse fixture, Wakiso needed Kiweewa’s equaliser to get a point off JMC who had taken the lead through George Nsimbe. However, Wakiso had a goal wrongly disallowed when Clinton Kamugisha was pulled in the area before he held on to bundle home in an empty net – The referee handled a freekick against Wakiso.

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Last time the teams met at Kakindu. Wakiso photo

The Hippos who will get the full backing of the home crowd (given the club is Jinja based, unlike Wakiso), will rely on veteran Crespo Asiku and Nsimbe, the latter has scored five goals in the league so far.

JMC come into the match on the back of a goalless draw against Bukedea Town Council FC.

JMC Hippos

In other games, Proline will look to bounce back when they Ntinda FC following a recent slump against Kitara at Lugogo. Kira United covered one of the longest distance of Match-day 13 to face Kabale Sharp.