The start of the 2020/2021 Uganda Premier League season saw Wakiso Giants start the league strongly, before the break for the mid-season holiday.
After making a dream debut season, the purple sharks seem to have lost that touch with the energy they started the league with, as their poor home records compounded by the many poor refereeing decisions going against them has seen them drop many points this season. Refereeing incidents like the one which saw Coach Douglas Bamweyana sent out with a red card, which was later overturned by the refereeing body, have characterized the Giants mid-season.
But their unwavering belief, rooted in their philosophy of “If you can’t win a game, fight for a draw” has been the Sharks’ norm this season. This has seen them register 10 draws so far this season in the games played, equaling URA FC’s statistic for draws last season.
With only two 1 : 0 victories from Mbarara City and BULL FC, the Sharks not only need to build their backline but also need to see striker Viane Ssekajugo score more goals to ensure they displace the teams in mid table positions to stay clear of the relegation zone.
Final Report Comment: Waikato Giants is expected to do just enough to survive even though they have lost the swagger with which they started the campaign. The advantage they have is they are most likely to pick up a result against opposition in the same relegation predicament. UGsports.net predicts bottom half finish for the purple sharks.