Steven Luswata (left) against Onduparaka Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Uganda Premier League Match Day 17:

Tuesday, 13th February 2018

  • Express Vs BUL – Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku (4:30 pm)
[/media-credit] Steven Luswata , the captain of Express (right) in control of the ball against Onduparaka’s Ezra Bidda Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Following a hard fought goal-less draw away to giant killers, Onduparaka Football Club, Shafik Bisaso’s Express return to play a home game against Kefa Kisala’s BUL.

Bisaso attained his first point in six matches since becoming head coach at the Red Eagle’s side late year.

BUL is fresh from a 1-0 late home win against visiting Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) football club at Kakindu stadium in Jinja last Saturday.

For the crucial three points, BUL ascended to 8th on the 16 time log with 21 points, same as neighbours, Kirinya-Jinja S.S.

On the other hand, Express remains entangled in the relegation zone with 12 points off 16 matches.

[/media-credit] Shafiq Bisaso Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Battle of tactics:

Bisaso and Kisala were both crafty players in the active days.

There is a strong feeling, they are impacting the same playing style to the teams they handle.

The better tactician on the day to get his notes read well to the dot will take the edge and smile home with the points.

[/media-credit] BUL FC’s Kefa Kisala Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Key Actors:

Tried and tested BUL former captain Patrick ‘Crespo’ Asiku still remains a threat to the opposition.

His leadership skills and work rate have never been in question on any single day.

Against Express, Asiku, if fielded will be expected to carry the mantle away from home.

Goal hero against URA, Douglas Owori, Uganda U-20 star Hamis Tibita, Yunus Sibira, Patrick Sembuya, James Odoch, Daniel Shabene and goalkeeper Paul Mujawanpani are other players of substance for BUL.

[/media-credit] BUL XI Vs URA Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

Enter Express, new kid on the block, goalkeeper Peter Kyameera, Michael Birungi, Davis Mayanja, captain Steven Luswata, Ayub Kisalita will be key for the Red Eagles on the day.

The game will be handled by Ali Kaddu as center referee.

Match Officials:

  • Center Referee: Ali Kaddu
  • 1st Assistant Referee: Mark Ssonko
  • 2nd Assistant Referee: Emmy Kakooza
  • 4th Official: William Oloya
  • Referee Assessor: Catherine Adipo

Other Fixtures:

  • Kirnya-Jinja S.S.S Vs Police – Bugembe Stadium, Jinja (4:30 pm)
  • UPDF Vs Proline – Bombo Barracks Grounds (4:30 pm)
  • URA Vs Bright Stars – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole (4:30 pm)
  • Mbarara City Vs Soana – Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara (4:30 pm)
  • Maroons Vs Masavu – Luzira Prisons Ground, Luzira (4:30 pm)
  • Vipers Vs Onduparaka – St Mary’s Kitende (Live on TV) -4 pm

Thursday, 15th February 2018:

  • KCCA Vs SC Villa Jogoo – Live on TV (4 p.m)

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

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