- Tuesday April 11, 2017
- URA Vs Express – Mehta Grounds, Lugazi @ 4pm
Two in form sides URA and Express face off in the quarter finals of the Uganda Cup with either seeking progress to the next round.
Express, the record Cup holders with 10 triumphs head into the game on the back of a morale boosting 1-0 win over rivals SC Villa that stretched their unbeaten run to six games, their last loss coming against Bul on February 14.
On the other hand, URA are also enjoying very good form and are yet to lose or draw under new coach Ibrahim Kirya and have won a record six out six games under the former SC Villa and Lweza coach, who won the Uganda Cup with the Jogoos.
The Tax Collectors, who have won the competition seven times less, offered Kirya a contract on condition that he wins the competition.
With the two sides set to meet again on Friday in the league, Kirya thinks this it’s one game at time.
“It’s one game at a time,” said Kirya. “Our focus now is on the game tomorrow. Realistically, this competition provides the only chance for silverware this season and we shall treat it like a final,” he added.
The Red Eagles will have to negotiate the tie minus midfielder Derrick Tekwo and defender Sam Ssenkoomi who are on loan from URA but may have ex-URA gem Noah Ssemakula back in the team.
For URA, Hamis ‘Diego’ Kiiza and Bokota Labama Kamana will be the go to men as the side targets a 6th semi-final appearance in their history.