Muzamir Mutyaba enjoyed a brilliant five-year spell at KCCA but was unceremoniously released by the club in August 2020, finding solace at Express for free in January.
During his time at Lugogo, Mutyaba won three league titles, two Uganda Cups, one Uganda Super Cup and the CECAFA Club Championship.
The 27-year-old will return to the MTN Omondi Stadium for the first time as an Express player when the two city rivals face off in the second leg of the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarter-final.
“I am focused, motivated and good to go like anybody else on the team, and I will try my level best to see that we win and go to the next level of the tournament,” Mutyaba told media.
“Yes, it is my former team, and we respect them because they are a big team, but we have prepared well despite having a few injuries, we expect to go out there and win,” he added.
Mutyaba has had limited playing time at Wankululuku since joining the Red Eagles but should be in for a starting berth this time around against his former side given that Wasswa Bbosa’s side will be without several players due to injury.
The StarTimes Uganda Premier League table leaders will be without in-form forward Eric Kambale, Godfrey Lwesibawa and Frank Kalanda for Friday’s game.
With the tie standing goalless on aggregate from the first leg, there is all to play for at Lugogo.
The two sides have won the Uganda Cup a joint record 10 times. KCCA’s last cup title came in 2018, while Express last won the title in 2007.
Express has a chance to win a domestic double given that they are at the top of the league table while the Uganda Cup is KCCA’s only hope for silverware this season, a situation which describes the kind of game we are headed for on Friday.