- Monday February 4, 2019
- Express FC vs Police FC – Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku 4pm
Six time league champions Express FC have an opportunity to earn a rare double over Police when the two sides meet at Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku on Monday.
The Red Eagles won the reverse fixture 3-1 at Lugogo but have not done a double over Cops in the previous ten league meetings.
They come into the game with optimism despite losing their last game 1-0 away to Tooro United and will fancy their chances against Abdallah Mubiru’s side that has conceded in all but two matches this season.
Nevertheless, Kefa Kisala doesn’t believe that Police’s leaky defence means it will be a walk in the park for his charges.
“It doesn’t matter how many they have conceded previously,” said Kisala. “We just have to be clinical and score more than they could because they are also good going forward,” he added.
After the game against Nyamityobora, Abdallah Mubiru hinted at a change of personnel and signs indicate former Kaizer Chiefs defender Ivan Bukenya and Edgar Bwogi, former at Express could feature.
Eric Kambale is out of the game due to injury suffered in the defeat to Tooro United but the rest of the squad is available for the hosts.
Frank Tumwesigye Zaga could make his debut after missing the game in Buhinga due to paper work.
Police could miss the services of Shakur Makeera again but Samuel Kayongo could be handed a start.
Ibrahim Kayiwa, Michael Birungi and Tony Odur have been the star performers for the club in recent months and will no doubt be the key players for the hosts.
The visitors, winners of the corresponding fixture last season will rely on Juma Balinya, Ronald Nyanzi and Ruben Kimera for inspiration.
The previous eleven league meetings have produced four wins for either team with only three games ending in draws.
There has only been one goalless draw between the sides in the last eleven league meetings.
The two teams are on the same points and only separated by goal difference.