Nyamityobora will be without 5 of their first team players when they visit an Express side fresh from a derby defeat to SC Villa.
The five players include Ibrahim Pengere, Lameck Ebong, Joseph Akandwanaho, Benjamin Mpiirwe and Martin Arinaitwe. These went absent without official leave and Asaph Mwebaze will have to find a away of negotiating today’s fixture without them.
The strugglers however come into this fixture on the back of an inspirational 2-0 victory over fellow debutants Ndejje University in their previous outing.
Express FC tactician Kefa Kisala is also wary of the threat that Nyamityobora can cause but he expects his team to make the most of the home advantage.
” We are taking on a side struggling for form but they won their previous game yet we lost ours, we definitely have to pick ourselves up and bounce back. This is our home where we are expected not to make any mistakes”.
“It’s a shame that our league is disturbed by lengthy layoffs which also interfere with our rhythm, we are still in a holiday season and this spills over to the morale of the players”.
Express FC have only managed 2 victories at home, drawn 3 and lost the other out of the 6 matches played at home this term.
Kisala will be without first choice center forward Tonny Odur Reuben Kabuye and Arthur Kiggundu, whereas Isaac Mutanda will be subject to a late fitness test.
Some news to smile about is the return of Michael Birungi from suspension, Ibrahim Kayiwa managed to shake off the injury that ruled him out of the trip to Paidha and goal keeper Mathias Muwanga is back in contention for a starting berth.
The red eagles can move up to 7th above Kirinya JSS if they manage to win this fixture, where as Nyamityobora can only displace Maroons in 13th.