Friday, February 11
•Express Vs Tooro United – Wankulukuku, 2pm
•SC Villa Vs Bright Stars – Njeru, 4pm
- Express welcome back Nicholas Kasozi who returns from suspension, Godfrey Lwesibawa is available for selection while Arthur Kiggundu will need to pass a late fitness test.
- Forward Erick Kambale is not available due to personal reasons and Captain Enock Walusimbi remains unavailable as he’s engaged in build up matches in Spain.
- For Tooro United, Isaac Mpagi is out injured
- The club is hoping to recieve licenses for new signings Sulaiman Majanjalo, Abdul Lukwata and Muhammad Nsereko
*Express – Dennis Otim (GK), Deus Bukenya, Sadiq Ssekyembe, Isa Lumu, Murushid Juuko, Mahad Yaya, John Byabakama, Nicholas Kasozi, Godfrey Lwesibawa, George Ssenkaba, Martin Kizza
*Tooro United – Kenneth Lukyamuzi, Gerald Lubwama, Rashid Lubega, Musa Doca, Appolo Kagogwe, Martin Arinaitwe, Ronald Kayongo, Hussein Mwanje, Mohammed Senoga, Keneth Madira, Ronald Magwali.
Preview: Express Seek Return to Winning Ways
Hosts Express will be looking forward to return to winning ways following a one-all draw against Bright Stars in their previous fixture.
That result with Bright Stars put their title defence chance in jeopardy after the side slipped eight points adrift of leaders Vipers SC.
They have a chance to redeem themselves against a relegation-threatened Tooro United in an early kickoff at Wankulukuku.
Against Bright Stars, the team looked flat and short of ideas going forward but will remain positive after the return of winger Godfrey Lwesibawa.
The Red Eagle are on a 7-match unbeaten run at home and Wasswa Bbosa cannot afford any error.
The gaffer will be buoyed for the occasion as he faces his former team after a bitter separation with the side.
They will also be looking forward to complete a double header following a 2-0 win against Tooro United in the first round fixture at Buhinga Stadium.
“We’ve prepared well ahead of our game against Tooro United FC, we respect them despite their position on the log but we want to win this game,” Bbosa told the club media.
“The boys are ready, we’re also not deterred by the early kickoff as we’ve mentally prepared the boys.”
The visitors on the other hand, will be looking forward to build on a home win against Onduparaka in thier previous fixture in order to redeem their slim chances of survival.
Unexpectedly, the players under new coach, Ibrahim Kirya, looked a motivated side regardless the many problems the club is going through highlighted by departures and financial hardships.
They will be eager to impress again with eyes on the three points which will reduce the relegation gap to 4 points.
“The boys are willing to play and put up a good show at Wankulukuku,” Apollo Kagogwe told The-SportsNation.
“We are targeting relegation survival which is still possible. It’s our only mission in the second round of the season. When you look at the table, about three or four wins can change our position quickly.”
However, the side is yet to register a single point away from home, And its hard to tell that this will be their first away point.
Head To Head
Tooro United 2-2 Express
Express 2-0 Tooro United
Express 2-0 Tooro United
Tooro United 1-0 Express
Tooro United 1-2 Express
Express 2-1 Tooro United
Tooro United 0-2 Express
Express ?? Tooro United