Busoga United Vs Express: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview and Stats

Wednesday 16th November
Busoga United Vs Express FC – Kakindu stadium

Team News
•Busoga United will be without Hassan Kintu due to suspension after he picked his third yellow card of the season against Onduparaka
•Thomas Ochungu returned to training and he’s available for selection
•But Douglas Mulabi who picked a knock in training will miss his second game.
•Express FC welcome back defender Hamim Ssemakula from injury while Allan Kayiwa, Enock Ssebagala and Ivan Mayanja are doubtful and will require a late fitness test.
•Hussein Ssenoga misses the trip as he is serving his suspension of accumulated cards.
•Faizal Ssekyanzi is ill and joins the sick bay with long term absentees David Lukwago, Yusufu Ssozi and Abubaker Kasule

Probable Lineups

Busoga United – Michael Lutaaya (GK), Derrick Basoga, Charles Mulanda, Isaac Isinde, Ibrahim Kayiwa, Laban Tibita, Peter Onzima, Thomas Ochungo, Frederick Ngalo, Isaac Mweru, Dickson Niwamanya

Express FC – Denis Otim (GK), Joseph Dhata, Issa Lumu, Farouk Katongole, Denis Otim, Anwar Ntege, Daniel Shabena, Allan Kayiwa, Shafic Ssebyala, Joseph Akandwanaho, Marvin Oshaba

Preview: Express Target Third Straight Win

Express are eager to extend their decent performance in the league as they visit struggling Busoga United on match-day eight of the Uganda Premier league at Kakindu stadium in Jinja.

The Red Eagles have managed to avoid defeat in their last three games picking two (Onduparaka and BUL) wins and a draw (Gaddafi) after bouncing back from their first league loss against SC Villa.

Head coach James Odoch has urged his players to fight for maximum points and make it three wins in a row.

“We know how hard Busoga United is especially when they are playing at their home but we have prepared well and all the players are determined to fight for a win,” said Odoch.

“The spirits are high in the squad having won our previous two fixtures and we shall be hoping for a third consecutive win.”

Express have put up a strong start in the league and currently sit 6th on the log with 11 points and midfielder Anwar Ntege has urged his teammates to keep up with the same spirit.

“The team has put up a strong performance so far this season and we want to continue improving our position on the table. We are playing against a tricky team who also won their last game and defeated us the last time we visited them but this time around we won’t settle for nothing less than three points.” said Anwar Ntege.

Busoga United come into this game with a positive result against Onduparaka in their previous game which saw them win away from home 1-0.

An away win is a huge boost as they snapped a poor run of performances which had seen them go five games without picking a positive result, their other league win came against Blacks Power at home on match-day two.

They currently sit 12th on the log with six points from the seven games they have played so far.

Busoga United will fancy their chances against Express having won their last league meeting at home last season.

Head to head

*Busoga 1-0 Express
*Express 4-0 Busoga

*Busoga 0-4 Express
*Express 1-0 Busoga

*Busoga 2-0 Express
*Express 1-2 Busoga

*Express 2-1 Busoga
*Busoga 1-0 Express

*Busoga 2-0 Express
*Express 0-0 Busoga

*Busoga 0-1 Express
*Express 1-1 Busoga



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