A good manager is as good as their previous game they say. Such is the situation Express FC manager Kefa Kisala finds himself in with the top hierarchy at Wankulukuku beginning to ask why the blip in form is taking long to be fixed.
Express who recently unveiled sponsorship packages with several brands have registered back to back losses against Onduparaka (0-2) and Kirinya Jinja SSS (1-0) in the 2018/2019 StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
With the last one away to Kirinya causing a scene from fans who questioned Kefa’s tactics and team selection.
Express face a KCCA FC side that seems to have found its winning touch having thrashed Ndejje 3-1 on Saturday as Mike Mutebi marked 100 league games since his return in 2015.
Mutebi, in a pre-match press conference on Monday morning emphasized that his side was using the fixture to prepare for first leg of the 2018/2019 Total CAF Confederation Cup first round tie against Mtibwa Sugar slated for December 15th at Lugogo.
“The players around will be the ones to feature, if we are playing Mtibwa Sugar we would want to use this to prepare, Mutyaba and Gift Ali return which is a boost to the team” Mutebi said.
On other hand, Kisala wants his team to forget the past and move on as they try to find a solution for the current dip in form.
“What is happening to us shouldn’t he happening especially. We are at home that motivation enough for us to put up a good show for our fans because they need it,” Kisala told Football256.
KCCA FC top the log on 21 points, three points ahead of fourth placed Bright Stars who visit Police on Wednesday.
Elsewhere, third placed Onduparaka travel to Jinja to face sixth placed BUL, who on 16 points would really want to improve their points tally.
Simeone Masaba’s charges have won all their last three outings, scoring seven times and conceding only once. Such is the confidence they hope will spur them to three points and second on the log.
Meanwhile record league winners SC Villa hope to continue their revival mission with a trip away to fellow strugglers and relegation troubled Ndejje Lions.
New Villa coach Douglas Bamweyana who highlighted the need to improve on finishing after Villa’s 1-1 draw with Maroons could have his work cut out at the Arena of Vision.
Ndejje have gone winless in their last five matches, picking only one point against Kirinya Jinja SS.
The 3-1 loss away to KCCA FC on Saturday being their last outing, the Lions’ head coach Raymond Komaketch seems to have fallen out with some section of the.
In the other ties, Mbarara City host Tooro United while George Best Nsimbe’s Maroons host Nyamityobora in Luzira.
Maroons are smiling all the way to the bank having signed up Virgin Cooking oil as a shirt sponsor in a deal with Shs130m for two seasons.
Express vs KCCA FC
Paidha Black Angels vs Kirinya Jinja SS
BUL vs Onduparaka
Ndejje Lions vs SC Villa
Mbarara City vs Tooro United
Maroons vs Nyamityobora
Police vs Bright Stars