Express FC head coach George Ssemwogerere believe that the return of his captain Isaac Mutanga and striker Eric Kambale from injuries is a big boost to the team.
Express host BUL on Monday in the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarterfinal tie at the Betway Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku, a must-win for Ssemwogerere if he is to win the hearts of many doubters.
“We are very ready, the boys have been together and those who were injured are back so we shall play a good game better than our last game because we missed very many players who we have this time around,” Ssemwogerere told this website.
“It’s good that they are back, though Kambale is not yet on the level he is supposed to be playing at but he is doing well, Mutanga adds leadership to us and he is welcome.”
“Umony (Brian) is also improving fitness wise as well as Tony Odur, they are experienced players and make us stronger which we need right now.”
Ssemwogerere lost his first game as Express FC head coach against BUL in the League, Express lost 1-0 at the FUFA Technical Center in Njeru courtesy of Muhindo Kambale’s late strike.
“They are two different competitions, the other one was a league game and this is Uganda cup though the teams are the same.”
“In the league, we play only 90 minutes but this one we expect extra time and penalties if possible. So both games are handled differently.”
“We tried to defend in the first game because they were away from home and on artificial turf but here we shall be at home on natural grass and we shall attack them,” Ssemwogerere noted.
The game will kick off at 3 pm other than the usual 4 pm due to the prospect of playing extra time in case of a draw and penalties.