Tuesday, January 29
Tooro United Vs Express FC
(Buhinga Stadium, Fort Portal)
Express FC coach Kefa Kisala has rubbished all the talk of Tooro’s superiority when playing at Buhinga Stadium.
The Red Eagles start their second round campaign with a long trip to the Western part of the country, Fort Portal a distance of over 295 KM from Kampala to face Tooro United.
The hosts, have not lost a game of football at Buhinga – The Club’s only home loss this season was at Kavumba Recreation Centre against Kirinya Jinja where they hosted their first league game before traveling to Fort.
Fort has become a fortress for Tooro United with celebrations for a win extended to the trade centre, its a depiction of Arua town when Onduparaka has a game at GreenLight Stadium
The team has picked four wins (Nyamityobora, Maroons, Ndejje and Bright Stars) and two draws (Onduparaka and Villa) in the league at Buhinga.
They beat Entebe FC 2-0 before eliminating defending Champions KCCA FC from Uganda Cup recently.
As quoted by the club website, Kisala noted:
I usually say that it’s all about managing the 90 minutes those things of they have not lost at home are history and history has no room in football so we are going to handle the 90 minutes on that day very well we have to do all football related things well and we shall leave Tooro victorious.”
Tooro are tenth, and just a point below seventh placed Express FC on a 16 team log after round. The sides will be under pressure to deliver, so as they kick start the second round on a positive not.
We are ready but as I said the second round is going to be tight as you can see. It is usually divided into three: those who want to win the trophy, those who want to retain what they have or add a little and those fighting relegation.
There’s no weak team you are going to find, either on top, mid or bottom of the table so the league won’t be easy most especially in the second round.”
Umony named in travelling Squad
Brian Umony is among the four of the five signings that have made it to the list of the 21 travelling players to face Tooro United on Tuesday.
Sadiq Ssekyembe, Goffin Oyirwoth and Ivan Ocholit are the other new players expected to earn their debuts.
Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye misses out due to uncompleted paperwork after his six months loan move from Vipers, the club has confirmed.
Long term absentee Robben Kabuye misses out due to lack of match fitness after a six-month lay off due to groin problems but expected to be in the squad very soon.
When the two teams met in the first round Ibrahim Kayiwa and Eric Kambale were on target as Express FC cane out victorious, 2-0 against Tooro at Betway Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku