URA vs Express, Namboole
Tooro United vs BUL, Wankulukuku
URA FC Coach Sam Ssimbwa says that he respects Express FC as a traditional club, but is ready for the challenge as the two sides meet this Tuesday in a premier league tie at Namboole stadium.
Ssimbwa says that he has enough in armory to beat the Red Eagles.
“We are ready just as we were against BUL last time out. We respect Express as a traditional giant but that will not come on the pitch,” noted, Ssimbwa who faces former side. Express will be without striker Eric Kambale whose hamstring injury aggravated while midfielder Frank Zaga Tumwesigye and goal keeper Mathias Muwanga are doubtful.
“The boys are ready for the game, they have trained well, we have played two friendly games which we have won so I think the boys are ready and we expect a very good game. URA is a big team but what we want are the three points, we shall play with the boys who are around and get the points we want. Its a matter of organizing the players and commanding them and we expect positive results. All the players have gained confidence which will enable us get the results we want,” noted Express coach George Semwogerere.
URA comes into this game without a recognized central defender. Allan Mugalu has been ruled out for the season remainder while Benjamin Nyakojo is still nursing the injury he sustained in Paidha.
Paul Patrick Mboowa is suspended after accumulating three yellow cards.
Shafik Kagimu is also doubtful to feature and will wait for a late confirmation.
URA that come off a 1-1 draw against BUL, are 4th with 39 points after 23 games and can leapfrog third placed Mbarara City (41 from 24 games) with victory. Express meanwhile are 11th from 29 points from 23 games and can move to 9th and replace police with a win. The Red Eagles played to a home barren stalemate in the first round when the two sides met in Wankulukuku.
In another tie, Tooro United host 5th placed BUL fc at Betway Muteesa II stadium, Wankulukuku. Tooro changed their home from Buhinga-Fort Portal with effect from today, to pave way for the facility reconstruction.
The 7th placed Wasswa Bbosa side were yet to lose at Buhinga since relocation from Kavumba this season.