UPL: Express FC Optimistic Ahead Of Nyamityobora Tie


Wednesday, February 13
Nyamityobora FC Vs Express FC, 4:30 PM
(Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara)

Express FC are confident and hopefully going into their tricky tie against fellow strugglers Nyamityobora FC on Wednesday.

Express have continued to go down the log and following the current trend, the club are at the edge of the red zone – 12th on the table with 21 points.

After losing his first game in charge, 1-0 late slip against BUL FC on Sunday, new coach George Ssemwogerere has been given another chance to make amends.

The Red Eagles are back in action on Wednesday against Nyamityobora in Kakyeeka.

It will be a good game, the boys are learning what we want to play and they are in a good mood. The morale is high we shall be able to get good results,” Ssemwogerere told the club website.

Nyamityobora will give us hard time because they are in a bad situation but we shall do our best to get the three points.”

Express FC welcome back Frank Zaga Tumwesigye – The youngster missed the Jinja trip after losing a relative. The game comes so early for Ivan Ocholit.

Express FC celebrate the opener against Nyamityobora in the first round. Uganda Premier League photo.

Michael Birungi will continue to miss out due to suspension but Brian Umony is expected to start.

Birungi scored the winner in the reverse fixture with about 13 minutes on the clock at Wankulukuku after Alex Komakech had canceled out Badru Nsubuga’s opener.

The Stats

Express FC are on a three game losing streak in the league – they lost against Tooro, Police and BUL, all without scoring a goal.

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Express’ last win in the league came against Nyamityobora, who happens to be their opponent on Wednesday. The Red Eagles won 2-1.

After starting the second round on a strong note, beating up on Police 4-1, Nyamityobora have lost the subsequent two games – Vipers (0-1) and Mbarara (3-0) – both games at Kakyeka.

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