Muzamiru Mutyaba has revealed the reason why he is yet to make his first start for Express and insists that he is patiently waiting for his time which he is sure will come eventually.
Mutyaba made a move to the Red Eagles in January on a free transfer from KCCA FC after sitting out the opening two months of the season.
The midfielder made a 25-minute appearance on his debut for the Red Eagles against Vipers SC but is yet to start a league game for Wasswa Bbosa’s side.
He was an unused substitute in their victory over URA FC and has since completed only 81 minutes in three games, coming on for the last 11 minutes against MYDA on Tuesday.
Bbosa has previously voiced his happiness with the 27-year-old and confidence that he will adapt to the system, while Mutyaba has admitted that he is not in the best physical shape to earn a starting berth.
“I have fitted in quite easily with the rest of the group because of the good feeling and brotherhood I found beneath the whole squad,” Mutyaba told the club’s media in an interview.
“I have struggled with my fitness and am not yet in the best shape,” he said before adding; “I need to continue working on my fitness and I know my time will come to get a run of games.”
“Going by the conversations we have had with the coach; he has made me aware that I need to work harder and that gives me confidence.”
“But I have to be in the best shape to help the team when the opportunity comes,” he explained.
Mutyaba and Express are preparing for their 10th game of the season with a home bout against Wakiso Giants at the Betway Muteesa II Stadium on Tuesday.
The Red Eagles like their visitors are still unbeaten in the league, but their last two home games have ended in disappointing draws against Vipers and KCCA, games they dominated but failed to win.
However, on the road they have been excellent producing commanding victories over MYDA and BUL Bidco FC, scoring eight goals in the process.
Mutyaba called upon his teammates to build on their victories away from home as they chase their first home win since defeating Bright Stars 2-1 in December 2020.
“We are in good shape,” he stated; “We have been winning and the have been scoring many goals especially on the road but we need to build on those results away from home.”
“The boys are confident and raring to go for the game tomorrow and we want to give our fans some joy at home by winning again.”
Express is joint second on 19 points with Police ahead of them on goal difference while Bamweyana’s side is in the 10th position on 11 points. They have won five of their opening nine games and drawn four.
Express beat Wakiso 3-0 at the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium in their only top-flight meeting so far.