Action from the last season meeting at Wankulukuku Credit: John Batanudde

Saturday April 03, 2021

  • Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku 3pm Live on TV

Six time champions Express FC could complete a league double over visitors URA in a long time when the two teams face off at Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku.

The Red Eagles won the reverse fixture 1-0 thanks to George Senkaaba lone goal at Ndejje to condemn the tax collectors to their only defeat of the campaign so far.

URA comes into the game on the back of seven successive wins, the longest so far in the division.

Richard Wasswa Bbosa

Coach Wasswa Bbosa has respect for the visitors but is confident of completing a double over them.

“We’re glad to be back for the final part of the season with an almost fit squad,” he told media. “We ended our first round on a good note and we’ve been working tirelessly since then,” he added.

“A lot has been worked on to correct our mistakes from the first round and we hope to be better.  URA SC is a decent team and we respect it but we want to complete the double over them”.

Sam Ssimbwa Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Sam Ssimbwa who won the title for Express FC along with Wasswa Bbosa in 2012, the last trophy for the Red Eagles expects a tough game against fellow title contenders.

“Express has shown us and the rest of the competitors how good a team they are. They play solid and are hard to break down. Our front players have their work cut out for them,” he told the media.

“We also can’t disguise the fact that they are the only team to beat us this season. The game will be tough and our players equally need to toughen.”

Team News

George Senkaaba celebrates one of his goals at Wankulukuku Credit: John Batanudde

The hosts could unleash new signing Martin Kizza who was unveiled on Friday but are still without striker George Senkaaba, left back Arthur Kiggundu and midfielder Abel Eturude who is suffering a knee injury.

The visitors are without suspended Paul Mbowa and injured Hudu Mulikyi but are boosted by the return of midfielder cum defender Julius Mutyaba.

Key Stats

Express FC have won just three of the previous 17 league meetings, losing 7 and drawing as many.

URA players celebrate a goal against Express last season at Wankulukuku Credit: John Batanudde

At home, Express FC have only managed one win against the Tax men losing 3 and drawing 4 in the previous 8 meetings.

URA will reclaim top spot from Vipers SC if they avoid defeat while Express will come within a point of both with victory.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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