August 8, 2022

Ssemwogerere hopeful ahead of Police test | Stanbic Uganda Cup

By Peter Tabu

Express FC have the opportunity to book a spot in the quarter finals of the Stanbic Uganda Cup when they face Police FC at the round of 16 come Monday at Betway Muteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku.

New man in the dugout George Ssemwogerere and his charges are coming off a 2-0 win against Nyamityobora in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League last week. 

A lifeline victory having gone winless in five, they face a Police side that handed them a third straight loss in the league at the same venue a few weeks ago.

The Wankulukuku based club new signings Frank “Zaga” Tumwesigye and Brian Umony are expected to deliver the good once more like this did against Nyamityobora.

The record cup winners welcome back captain Michael Birungi from suspension and striker Tony Odur who was nursing a shoulder injury.

“The return of Odur and Birungi is a huge boost, they’ve been trying to get back into the groove and hopefully they’ll help the team on Monday,” Ssemwogerere told www.football-256.com. 

As for the game, the former Cranes International believes the Police squad has been together for quite a while now which is a threat.

“The Police side has been together for a while now and that’s an advantage to them not like us we are still learning how to play together, but I believe the boys will make us proud,” he noted.

Abdullah Mubiru will hope Juma Balinya turns the heat on like he has done for them in the league.

The winger has bagged 11 league goals this season and will have to play a major role if the Kops are to arrest the Eagles at Wankulukuku.

Monday Fixture
Express vs Police
URA vs Bright Stars

Sunday Results 
Proline 2-1 Onduparaka
Kitara FC 0-1 Kyetume FC

Saturday Results 
Vipers SC 1-0 Kiboga Young
Nebbi Central 1-0 Nkambi Coffee
BUL FC 4-1 Bukedea T/C

Friday Result
Wakiso Giants  (4) 0-0 (2) Tooro United

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