Straight from qualifying for the playoff round of the CAF Confederations Cup, Proline football club host Express football club at the Star Times Stadium, Lugogo upon league resumption on Tuesday 1st, October 2019.
This will be one five games on the day and will be live on Sanyuka tv.
Proline find themselves at the bottom of the Star Times Uganda Premier League table after they were docked six points and six goals for their failure to honour their matchday three fixture against SC Villa.
The hosts have managed one win and two losses from their opening three fixtures scoring once and conceding three while Express have played five won one lost three and drawn one scoring four and conceding seven times.
Express, on the other hand, come into the game on the back of a disappointing 1-0 loss at home to bitter rivals SC Villa. This added to the already existing unrest among the club faithful who have already expressed discontent with head coach George Ssimwogere who still seems to have the backing of his bosses at the moment.
Overall, the Red Eagles hold a slight advantage in the fixture, winning three of the last six encounters between the two. Proline have won just once against Express, with two games ending in stalemates.
In the dug-out, it will be interesting to see how both coaches counter each other’s style. Matia Lule and Ssimwogerere are more conservative coaches, but the onus will be on either to employ a more expansive approach as they try to force a result for their teams.
The Red Eagles will be without goalkeeper Mathias Muwanga and defender Emmanuel Baffoe as the pair recover from injuries. Muwanga is recovering from a back injury while Baffoe is recovering from a thigh injury, and is expected back in a week’s time.
But young goalkeeper Tony Kyamera is back in contention after recovering from a chest injury. He is expected to return in goal after missing the last 4 games where Joshua Adea kept goal.
Express still welcome back forward Frank Ssenyondo from injury. He was stretchered off in their last game against Villa after a collision with keeper Saidi Keni. He has been a spark in Express’ attack and seemed to have struck a potent attack with Frank Kalanda.
Proline will look up to Ivan Bogere and Bright Anukani. The two Uganda U-20 internationals have been in fine form scoring the three-goal over the two legs against AS Kigali to lead Proline to last round of the CAF Confederations Cup qualifiers.
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