Michael Birungi and Mubaraka Nsubuga will be keen to know their opponents in the Uganda Cup semi-finals
Eric Kambale volleys the ball during their home game against Tooro United. The Red Eagles now host Ndejje University. PHOTO: JOHN BATANUDDE Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Uganda Premier League (Match Day 15 – Thursday games):

Express Vs Ndejje University – Mutesa II Wankulukuku Stadium

Paidha Black Angels Vs Maroons – Green Light Stadium, Arua

BUL Vs Nyamityobora – FUFA Technical Center, Njeru

Tooro United Vs Bright Stars – Buhinga Stadium, Fort Portal

Kefa Kisala’s Express Football Club is one inconsistent side this first round of the Uganda Premier League with a win here as well as a loss and draw there.

Coming from the one all draw away to Maroons at the Luzira Prisons play-ground, the Red Eagles now face a boggy entity in newly promoted Ndejje University at the Mutesa II Wankulukuku Stadium.

Currently, Express sits 9th on the 16 team log having accumulated 20 points from 14 games, same as Bright Stars who visit Tooro United on the same evening.

Debutants Ndejje University have struggled to find a footing as they have lost as many as 10 matches since being promoted from the second division league, with two wins and draws apiece.

This is one game that has a big impact to the two clubs in question ahead of the second round that kicks off in February 2019.

Key actors and battles:

Right from the two technical benches, there is a lot to report home about.

Kefa Kisala at the helm of Express is well aware about the significance of maximum points before home fans and so is Raymon Komakech, the Ndejje University tactician.

Therefore, the two tacticians have their own battles to fight at hand.

Express will pray that striker Tonny Odur replicates the scoring form he had at Maroons as he leads the line at a time of his recovery from injury during the previous weeks.

Odur will at all times need the backing of Michael Birungi, Eric Kambale, Mubaraka Nsubuga, Davis Mayanja, John Revita as well as goalkeepers Ronald Mutebi and Tonny Kyameera and company for the quest of maximum points before the usually demanding home fans.

Ndejje University recently fell on the road 2-0 away to Tooro United, can only use this match as a plat form to make quick amends.

Noel Nasasira (on loan from KCCA), Francis Onekalit, Emmanuel Wasswa, Simon Ngore, Raymond Odokonyero, Edward Kabona are some of the important players for the visiting side who will be expected to put up a decent fight for the side christened as ‘Ndu Lions’.

The other three games on Thursday will witness Paidha Black Angels play host to Maroons at the Green Light Stadium in Arua.

BUL takes on another newly promoted side Nyamityobora on the FUFA Technical center astro turf and Tooro United will host Bright Stars at Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal.

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

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