USL Match Preview: Express FC vs URA FC

Top of the table clash as table leaders Express FC host second placed URA FC. The place to be is Wankulukuku stadium this evening when table topping Express FC host defending Champions URA FC. Only a point seperates the two sides with Sam Ssimbwa’s side on 38 points while Alex Isabirye’s tax men lie second on 37 points albeit playing two games less than Express FC. A win for the hosts will open a four point gap at the top while the visitors can reclaim top

spot with a win.

EXPRESS FC TEAM NEWS: Injury worries for Ismail Kazibwe and Julius Ogwang ahead of the tie is the only concern for Sam Ssimbwa. Jamal Salim is expected to maintain his position in goal. Lutimba Yayo, Kasozi Bob and Katöngole Henry are to marshal the rear guard with Bonny Baingana, Erisha Ssekisambu and James Obua leading the attack. Captain Willy Kavuma, Hashim Ssempala and Willy Kavulu in midfield.

MAN TO WATCH: Left back Yayo Lutimba has scored five times from dead ball situations this seasön with his recent two conversions from the spot helping Express FC to come from a goal down in the 2-1 win over Fire Masters. The Champions must avoid giving away easy fouls especially near their goal area as he will punish them.


URA FC TEAM NEWS: Worries over their return leg with Djoliba FC in CAF Champions league may be the only mishap for Alex Isabirye’s side. Allan Owiny is expected to be in goal. Sam Mubiru and Sam Ssenkomi at the heart of defence. Allan Munaba may replace Ssegawa Lawrence at left back as Isabirye may need fresh legs. Osama Farouk may also start ahead of Oscar Agaba along side Manko Kawesa in midfield. Robert Ssentongo, Bagala Sula and Vicent Kayizzi will continue in a three man attack.

MAN TO WATCH: Robert Ssentongo has scored 12 league goals so far and will be the man tasked to hunt the goals for URA FC. Express FC must be wary of his threat. RECENT FORM: LWWWL.

PREDICTION: A hard one to predict with Express FC having home advantage as an intangible asset for the tie. However URA FC will want to react following a 2-0 shock defeat at the hands of Masaka LC. A score draw is likely. EXPRESS FC 1-1 URA FC. What is your prediction?

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