Express are looking for their first league win at home in their first home tie under new coach George Ssemwogerere as they host Maroons at Betway Muteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku on Thursday evening.
The Red Eagles are currently in blistering form after their 2-0 away win against Nyamityobora in league that was followed by knocking Police out of the Stanbic Uganda Cup on Monday 4-1 on spot kicks after normal time had ended 0-0..
“It will be a good game if the players play the way they are supposed to play. I believe they will play well because the motivation is there and their fitness improving,” Ssemwogerere told www.football256.com.
Davis Mayanja, Goffin Oyirwoth and Badru Nsubuga are all available for selection after recovering from injuries although it’s not likely that for the former team captain will change much.
However, they will be without Hamis Batega who is down with malaria, Eric Kambale who is suffering from a hamstring and Shafiq Nana Kakeeto who got injured after landing awkwardly against Police on Monday.
The visiting side will rely much on the services of their midfielder Rashid Agau and marauding left back Brian Majwega who is dangerous in set pieces as well as good crosses, veteran striker Herman Wasswa will also be a threat to Express’ defence.
Express is unbeaten against Maroons in their last five meetings, the Wankulukuku based club have managed three wins and two draws.
The 2015/16 season is the most memorable one where the Red Eagles completed a double against the Luzira side, the first round tie in Luzira ended one all.
Express sit 10th with 24 points on the 16 team log, while Maroons are 13th with 18 points from, both teams have played 19 games.
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