Six-time league winners Express will seek immediate redemption from their last fall against a back to life Police side few dread to play at an artificial tough.
As Express lost 2-0 against Busoga United in Jinja last Friday, Abdallah Mubiru’s Police was winning the battle of tactics and wits in Wakiso with a convincing 2-1 victory over Wakiso Giants - displaying telepathic combination and free flowing football.
Express coach George Ssimwogerere aka Ssimu expects a tougher contest against the Cops at a time he decries what he terms as biased officiating against his side.
“We are ready just like any other game. We have to adjust and play on the artificial turf very well,” Ssimu told the club website as the 11th placed Red Eagles prepared for the showdown at StarTimes Stadium this afternoon. He is expected to keep Mathias Muwanga in goal despite a calamitous display in the loss to Busoga United. Ssimu will certainly miss suspended forward Frank Ssenyondo (five goals to his name) but is optimistic of having attacking midfielder Hamdan Nsubuga back from an injury layoff.
With Muhammad Yiga also out with accumulated yellow cards, Express will bank on Disan Galiwango and Frank for goals against a Police side that is always all out to attack.
At Bombo Barracks Grounds, Livingstone Mbabazi will be out to register his first triumph as Wakiso Giants coach against a Mbarara City side he handled to relative success recently.
Brian Ssenyondo’s side is reeling off defeat by KCCA in their last match and are still struggling to fill the attacking gap left behind by midfielder Paul Mucureezi’s move to Vipers this month.