As they embark on their CAF Champions League journey, Express head coach Wasswa Bbosa has rallied his charges to remain humble and disciplined if they intend to make important strides in the competition.
Bbosa warned they can not afford to have recent success take over their heads, calling it a bygone with the need to write more, and or even better history.
The Red Eagles have already won two titles, including the 2020/21 Uganda Premier League, the 2021 CECAFA Kagame Cup, and have a semifinal date with BUL Bidco FC for the Uganda cup.
“We have had a short break after our recent exploits in Tanzania, and we are now back to train for the upcoming Champions League game against Al-Merrick,” Bbosa said during an interview with Bukedde TV after training at the Betway stadium, Wankulukuku.
“We have not had the normal pre-season because of the regional engagements, but we shall try to use this to build our fitness levels.”
“We have to stay humble, keep having the discipline that we have had throughout. We can not afford to get arrogant at this time. We need to make more history,” asserted the tactician.
Four Express players including goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa, defenders Murushid Juuko and captain Enock Walusimbi and forward Martin Kizza) are currently working with the Uganda Cranes in preparation for the World Cup qualifiers against Kenya and Mali.
Express are back on the continent for the first time since 2008, when they played in the CAF Confederation Cup. However, it is 24 years since they last featured in the Champions League in 1997.
The first leg with the Sudanese outfit will be played in Kampala between September 10-12, with the reverse fixture in Khartoum around September 17-19, 2021.
The winner over the two legs will face the victor between Equatorial Guinea’s Akonangui FC and Zambia’s Zanaco FC in the second round.