The introduction of the Super 8 preseason tournament looked to have marked the end of the KCCA FC- organised Phillip Omondi tournament.
A delay in the start of the 2018/2019 league season has however given the four-team tournament a lifeline as clubs seek to get a feel of competitive action.
A tentative date of September 28 has been set for the topflight league but the picture is more blurred in the Big League with clubs still in the dark about the start of the second division.
The Phillip Omondi tournament will therefore come in handy particularly for a club like Kamuli Park that intends to change name to Wakiso Giants.
The Big League side has been one of the most active on the domestic scene and they will feature in the second game of the tournament against host side KCCA.
“We’re a new team with new players so we will be trying out the different combinations and checking the progress of the players’ fitness using this tournament,” Wakiso Giants assistant coach Ali Kiguundu noted.
They play a KCCA side that has similarly been active with manager boasting up to 27 first team players at the moment.
“I do not have a first or second team. The players that I have are almost at a similar level with the only difference being the level of experience,” he boasted.
The latest player to join is striker Musa Esenu who moves from Kirinya-jinja and who is rebuilding his career that appeared to stall after a move to Vipers two seasons ago.
The early kickoff will involve relegated Proline against Nyamityobora.
Today at Lugogo
Proline vs Nyamityobora – 12pm
KCCA FC vs Wakiso Giants – 3pm