Tuesday 29th March
Express Vs Police FC – Wankulukuku
Forward Erick Kambale is back having missed out on the previous game against Mbarara City.
Express will continue to be without Winger Martin Kizza who is part of the Cranes squad in Uzebakstan.
Defender Murushid Juuko and midfielder Abel Etrude are still out while Mahad Yaya Kakooza will need a late fitness test.
For Police FC, they welcome back goalkeeper Tom Ikara who missed the previous game against Gaddafi due to suspension.
Forward Marvin Oshaba recovered from illness and is available for selection.
Defender Hassan Mahmood, right back Eddy Kapampa and Mubarak Nsubuga are long-term absentees. Joseph Sentume is the other player who is out injured.
For Youngster Sammy Ssebadduka, he took part in the final training but will need to undergo a late fitness test.
Express- Denis Otim, Deus Bukenya, Sadiq Ssekyembe, Issa Lumu, Enock Walusimbi, John Byamukama, Enock Ssebagala, Ivan Mayanja, Charles Musiige, Joseph Akandwanaho, Eric Kambale
Police – Tom Ikara GK, Tonny Kiwalazi, Missi Diego Semugera, Emmanuel Mugume, Ssenjobe Eric, Tonny Mawejje, Yusuf Ssozi, Ruben Kimera, Johnson Odongo, Frank Kalanda, Juma Balinya
Preview: Struggling Express seek to end winless streak against the Cops
Express FC will be seeking for maximum points to end their winless streak when they host Police FC at Wankulukuku Stadium on Tuesday.
The Red Eagles have gone eight games without picking up any win across all competitions! Under interim Coach James Odoch who replaced Wasswa Bbosa, they are yet to pick any Victory in his first five League games in charge.
It is now high time for Odoch’s men to start picking up needed results if they are to finish in a better position this season.
Back at home in Wankulukuku, they come into this contest off a goalless draw against Mbarara City last week and they must react well infront of their fans.
While speaking ahead of the game, Odoch is aware of the immediate task at hand and is optimistic his side will pick maximum points on Tuesday.
“We have prepared well ahead of our home game against Police FC. We are all aware how important this game is because we have gone eight games across all competitions without winning but we have used this time to prepare well. They are a sturborn team and they also have experienced players like Tonny Mawejje, Frank Kalanda and Juma Balinya but we shall do our best to win, he told the club’s media on Monday.
Forward Eric Kambale, who returns after missing the Mbarara City game will be called upon to lift up his side if they are to pick needed results at home.
Meanwhile the visitors Police FC have ambitions of beating up relegation fears this Season and will be eager for maximum points as well.
Seated in the 9th Position with 24 points, the Cops are not yet safe as they are just four points above safety.
They come into Tuesday game off a goalless draw against Gaddafi last week in Jinja.
Back on the road again, they face an Express team that is struggling to pick up results and will have to use that opportunity if they are to pick something from Wankulukuku.
Ahead of the game, assistant coach Deo Sserwadda admired that the better team will take all the three points on Tuesday.
“According to our final preparations, they have been good but on Tuesday, the most organised team will take the day, he told Police FC media on Monday.
Forward Frank Kalanda will be pointing guns to his former pay masters Express, a side where he was the previous seasons before leaving them at the end of last season.
With only nine games to go, each point now matters for Police FC to avoid dropping to the red zone.
The reverse fixture played last year in November saw Express pick a 2-1 win at the Mtn Omondi Stadium in Lugogo.
Express are currently in the sixth position with 33 points.
The have drawn four and lost the other in their last five League games.
Police are seated in the 9th position with 24 Points after 21 games.
They have picked two wins, drawn three in their last five League outings.
Head To Head
Express Vs Police FC…?
Police 1-2 Express FC
Express 2-0 Police
Police 0-1 Express
Police 6-1 Express
Express 5-3 Police
Express 0-2 Police
Police 1-3 Express
Police 4-3 Express
Express 0-1 Police
Express 4-3 Police
Police 3-3 Express
Police 2-3 Express
Express 0-0 Police
Express 1-0 Police
Police 2-1 Express