Bright Stars vs Wakiso Giants: Purple Sharks eye third consecutive victory

first_img Tags: bright starskefa kisalaMuhammad KisekatopUganda Premier LeagueWakiso Giants Wakiso Giants have won both of their last two games.Uganda Premier LeagueBright Stars vs Wakiso GiantsMuteesa II Stadium, WankulukukuWednesday, 11-09-2019 @4:30pmWakiso Giants will be out to maintain their good start to the Uganda Premier League when they take on Bright Stars at the Muteesa II stadium in Wankulukuku.After losing to KCCA FC on opening day, the Purple Sharks who are currently in their debut top-flight season have gone on to defeat both URA FC and Tooro United.On Tuesday, they have a chance to make it three wins in as many games when they take on Bright Stars.It is a game that Wakiso will be expected to win as they ooze more quality in terms of playing staff than their opponents.However, head coach Kefa Kisala thinks it will not be an easy game.“We are ready for the game and the target is to pick maximum points, said Kisala ahead of Wednesday’s clash.“It will be a tough game because they are desperate to pick points but the boys are braced for the challenge.”True to Kisala’s words, Bright Stars are in desperate need for points.Muhammad Kiseka’s are yet to win a game this season and have taken just a single point from a possible nine.A 3-1 loss against Vipers SC was followed up with a 1-1 draw at Express and then a 3-0 loss away to Busoga United.A third loss in four games would spell disaster for the 2019 Uganda Cup finalists and they will be out to ensure that does not happen at all costs.Team NewsKirizestom Ntambi and Alex Komakech are available for Wakiso Giants after acquiring their licenses following delays in the paperwork. Hassan Wasswa Dazo and Yasin Mugabi are back in training but could be left out due to fitness issues while Yasin Mugume has no chance of playing as he is still injured.Mugabi (left) returned to training this week. (PHOTOS/Wakiso Giants)Bright Stars are still expected to be without striker Nelson Ssenkatuka who is eyeing a move elsewhere. Their hopes will have to settle with Methodius Jungu, Jamil Kalisa and Augustine Kacanchu.Match FactsThis will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides.Their only previous match-up came in a preseason friendly which Bright Stars won.The other game on Wednesday-Bul FC vs Busoga United @4pmComments last_img read more

Australia among Greeks popular destinations in 2018

first_imgMore and more Greeks have been traveling abroad, according to data provided by the National Bank of Greece.During the last 13 years, flights and cruises outside Greece have seen an increase of 240 per cent; from 3,6 million trips in 2005 hitting 7,96 trips in 2018.Of those trips a whopping 7,3 million tickets belong to individual travelers while 700.000 were booked through travel agencies.Greece’s most favourite – or popular – destination for 2018 was Bulgaria with 2,37 million trips, while Turkey came second with 967.000 arrivals from Greece. Within the European Union, Germany was the most preferred destination receiving 499.000 Greeks; neighbouring Italy received 405.000 visitors.ALSO READ: Souvlaki prices increase to 3 euros in Greece this summerMany are those who chose Easter to visit foreign destinations, 15 per cent more than last year according to FedHATTAn affiliated travel agencies.With Israel and Jerusalem at the top of the list around this time of year, mainly for religious reasons, Jordan, Dubai, Morocco and Egypt are also high on the list, usually as an additional stop before or after Jerusalem.Constantinople, Italy, France and Spain are also very popular in Spring especially among younger travelers. Meanwhile, Russia, Romania and Central Europe or the Balkans seem to be high on the list when it comes to organised tours.In the last two years, however, there has also been a surge in distant and more costly destinations such as Peru, Africa, the US, Latin America and Australia.Even though the Greek economy appears to be recuperating from the crisis, travel agents are yet to make up for the loss they suffered during the last decade, Lyssandros Tsilidis, President of Greece’s Travel Agents Association told the Athens-Macedonian News Agency (AMNA).ALSO READ: Australian citizens applying for partner visas also under scrutiny as of 17 April Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more