Monday, November 28
*Wakiso Giants Vs Express – Wakissha, 4pm
Tuesday, November 29
*Vipers Vs SC Villa, Kitende
*Blacks Power Vs UPDF, Akibua Memorial Stadium-Lira (4:00 pm)
*KCCA Vs Gaddafi, Lugogo
*Maroons Vs URA, Luzira
*Bright Stars Vs BUL, Kavumba
- Wakiso Giants forward Shariph Kimbowa limped off at halftime in the last game against Onduparaka with a knock but is available for selection.
- Ibrahim Kasule and Hassan Ssenyonjo expected to return to starting XI after they started on the bench due to a muddy Bombo pitch against Onduparaka
- For Express, they will be without forwards Allan Kayiwa and Joseph Akandwanaho who are out due to illness.
- Midfielder Daniel Shabene starts his suspension having been sent off against Bright Stars.
- Midfielders Abubaker Kasule, Yusuf Ssozi and goalkeeper David Lukwago are still long term absentees.
*Wakiso Giants – Samson Kirya, Grant Matsiko, George Kaddu, Apollo Kagogwe, Joshua Lubwama, Lawrence Bukenya, Rahmat Senfuka, Titus Sematimba, Ibrahim Kasule, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Sharif Kimbowa
*Express – Denis Otim, Andrew Kaggwa, Isa Lumu, Farouk Katongole, Denis Otim, Hassan Ssenoga, Ivan Mayanja, Enock ssebagala, Ntege Anwar, Joshua Musoke, Marvin Oshaba
Preview: Express, Wakiso Giants Seek to Bounce Back
Wakiso Giants and Express FC will be seeking to return to winning ways when they face off at Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium on Monday.
The Red Eagles suffered a 2-0 loss to Bright Stars at Wankulukuku in their recent game, a result that ended their three-game winning streak.
Back on the road, they face a Wakiso Giants side that is currently on top and will be yearning to extended their stay there.
Ahead of the game, Express head coach James Odoch anticipates a tough challenge but is optimistic.
“We expect a tough encounter against Wakiso Giants. who are without a doubt the best team in the league so far when you look at the standings and how they are playing,” said Odoch.
“But we have a strong record against them and we shall be hoping to capitalize on that to ensure that we return to winning ways having lost our previous game against Bright Stars.”
But the Red Eagles will be without their star man Allan Kayiwa due to illness, a big miss for a player who has scored five goals in the league this season.
But that aside, Express will bank on the fact that they have won all their four meetings against Wakiso to pick something positive on Monday.
Wakiso Giants, who are current leaders with 18 points, were held to a goalless draw against Onduparaka last week at Bombo.
That day, they were affected by the poor playing surface after a heavy downpour, something that limited the easy flow of the ball.
Back at home, they welcome a side that has always been stubborn to them and it will be time to prove a point.
Ahead of the game, head coach John Ayala Luyinda said: “We are facing a good team that is wounded and that makes the duel a highly intriguing one. But as usual, we have had good preparations and playing at home means we must do everything right to pick all points.”
On their poor run against the Red Eagles, Luyinda added: “In football, we don’t duel much on the past but the present and we are fully focused on the game and not the past meetings.”
In Express, they face a side that has sights on closing the gap at the top and as well as returning to winning ways.
Currently on top with 18 points, Wakiso Giants are now just a point above second-placed BUL and third placed Vipers.
Express are fifth with 14 points in eight games and can move joint second with a win.
Express have won all their four meetings against Wakiso Giants. Last season, they picked a 1-0 win at home before picking a 2-1 win at Kabaka Kyabagu Stadium.
Head to head
Wakiso Giants 1-2 Express FC
Express 1-0 Wakiso Giants
Express 3-0 Wakiso Giants
Wakiso Giants Vs Express (Not played due to COVID)
Wakiso Giants 0-3 Express
Express Vs Wakiso Giants (Not played due to COVID)