Wakiso Giants FC have celebrated their 10th position in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League by tipping it as a big achievement for the club.
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (Fufa) decided to cancel out the league on Wednesday May 20th and as a result, Vipers were announced the champions.
Wakiso Giants finished 10th with 30 points from 25 games played this season, each club was remaining with five games.
According to the Purple Sharks, this was a big achievement given that this was their maiden season in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
“Finishing 10th ensures we achieve our target of staying up although we believe we could have finished in a better position,” the statement posted on the club’s official website reads.
“We would like to point out clearly that as a club, we always strive to achieve in the areas of technical excellence’ financial stability and making a social impact in the areas where we operate from.”
“On this note, we thank our technical team (past and present) and players for the job done. It has not been all rosy, but the sky is the limit as we retreat to embark on the forthcoming campaign,” the statement further reads.
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The Surprising big fan base of Wakiso Giants
Despite being in their maiden season in the topflight football, Wakiso Giants commands one of the biggest and organized fan bases in Ugandan football.
“We also thank our fans for unwavering support (moral, financial and social) even when results didn’t go our away always but you remained loyal and am glad to inform you that there has been a tremendous increase in officially registered fans.”
“In the same breath, we appreciate our partners – Papo Restaurant, Wakissha Resource Centre and Kyadondo SS among others and as a fraternity, we encourage fans to give back to those who support us.”
“The club also thanks the media for consistent coverage of our events and positive criticism and we hope the relationship continues,” the statement further reads.
More to come next season
As per the statement, Wakiso Giants’ CEO Sula Kamoga promised the club’s fans that they will be better next season given that they have gone back to the drawing board.
Wakiso Giants started the season with Kefa Kisala as their head coach before Livingstone Mbabazi replacing him who was also replaced by Deo Serwadda.
The sacking of these coaches came as a result of unsatisfying results to both fans and club management.
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