Lweza line-up against URA Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Uganda Premier league: Tuesday, 2nd May 2017

  • Lweza Vs Express – Mutesa II Wankulukuku (4:30 p.m)
[/media-credit] Soana’s Patrick Crespo Asiku (R) battles Lweza’s Sulaiman Achero Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Every time Lweza has faced Express at their treasured Mutesa II Wankulukuku stadium, it has never been an easy ride for either sides.

The match always presents a clash of egos for one bold reason, both sides share the Mutesa II Stadium as the home venue.

There is unfinished business to settle ahead of Tuesday’s return leg clash in the league as Express convincingly won the first leg 3-1 last year.

On Tuesday, Lweza kick starts the mission possible to avoid being relegated since they are a must win situation for all their remaining four games in the league.

[/media-credit] Hamza Kalanzi the coach of Lweza believes every game they play is like a cup final Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

As testified by head coach Hamza Kalanzi who stayed back after Ibrahim Kirya’s switch to URA, Lweza has a realistic chance of avoiding being relegated.

“Every game we play now is a like a cup final and we shall treat it with the due respect,” Kalanzi noted.

His counter part at Express, Mathias Lule will also aim for nothing but maximum points with a minimal chance of winning the Premier League.

[/media-credit] Express coach Matia Lule will present no favours to Lweza Football Club in the Wankulukuku derby Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

On 40 points now frm 25 games, Express remains with 5 matches and sure wins in all the five puts them in a contention for the title if KCCA and SC Villa fade off.

Lule acknowledged that the slim 1-0 loss to KCCA last Friday was a slight set back for his charges but it is time they rise up to the occasion in the Wankulukukuku derby.

“We blundered and lost concentration late against KCCA last week. We need to return to winning ways as soon as possible and the mission starts immediately against Lweza,” Lule stated.

Match winners:

Both clubs have a series of players on their respective sides that can turn around the fortunes of a team given all circumstances and prevailing conditions.

Lweza has a host of potential match winners in Manco Kaweesa, Owen Kasule, Hassan Kikoyo, Charles Ssempa and John Wesley ‘Neymar’ Kisakye have the ammunition to cause havoc to any side on a good day.

Express boasts of a talented crop in Saddam Juma, Yayo Lutimba, Derrick Tekkwo, Steven Luswata, Allan Kyambadde and Joseph Ssemujju among others.

[/media-credit] Express line up that faced KCCA last Friday. KCCA scored a late winner Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

On any given day, Express looks a formidable side (especially on paper), ready to encounter any side presented.

Bar, the players battle on the field of play, it will be interesting to witness how the two respective technical benches assemble their sides.

Meanwhile, we expect a few egos flying over the terraces.

What an epic clash expected.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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