Nyamityobora and Paidha Black Angels are both fighting for survival as the first round of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League nears the end.
In fact no result in the Thursday game at Kakyeka can give any of the two teams breathing space as it would keep them in the red zone of the log.
Both teams have had mixed results, but Nyamityobora can afford to brag a little maybe because Asaph Mwebaze managed to pick the side’s first win against Ndejje University since their 2-1 over Mbarara City.
Its win number two for them in 13 games, both the two wins have been registered at home, and lost the other six home games.
Paidha has lost all their six away games, and have only won once in 13 league outings, head coach Mohammed Kiseka seems to be running out of ideas on how to revive the spirits of his team.
At Luzira, George Best Nsimbe and David Obua will hope to build on their 3-2 over Ndejje Lions if they are to pick three points off Express in Luzira.
Maroon’s home form has consistency to it, have only picked two wins, drawn one and lost three, they won the last there against Nyamityobora 2-1.
Express have lost their last two away games against Villa (2-0) and Kirinya Jinja SSS (1-0)
But they have defeated Paidha Black Angels (3-1) and Police (3-1), maybe those are results that will motivate them going into the tie.
Maroons have midfielder Rashid Agau to turn to for inspiration, the midfielder has banged in six goals for them already, Express will hope Micheal Birungi and Eric Kambale rise to the occasion.