Sinan RAJUB SENOGA
Express FC and KCCA will be keen to take the first leg advantage when both sides meet in the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarter final at Wankulukuku.
Express are on a run to win their second ever double whereas KCCA want to end their campaign with at least something to smile with having fallen off the league title race.
KCCA eliminated Maroons in the round of 16 while Express edged rivals URA 2-1 on aggregate in the previous round.
The two sides are the joint record holders of the Uganda Cup having won the tournament on 10 occasions each. Express won their 10th title in 2007 while KCCA’s most recent triumph was in 2018.
The Red Eagles will not only bank on home advantage but also their scintilating form having won eight on their last nine games across all competitions.
The last time both sides met was in the league and ended 1-1 with Charles Lwanga scoring a late equalizer for KCCA.
Wasswa Bbosa welcomes back midfielder Mahad Yaya Kakooza who has been sidelined for the past two weeks.
Abel Eturude is set to play his first game after a long lay off whereas George Ssenkaaba is still injured.
KCCA will hope to welcome strikers Sadat Anaku and Sam Ssenyonjo who missed the club’s last game against Busoga United due to injury.
Filbert Obenchan and Andrew Samson Kigozi have knee injuries, Brian Aheebwa is ruled out for the rest of the season while John Revita continues to struggle for match fitness.
Musa Ramathan also returned to training while youngster Dominic Ayella is currently at school.
The game will kick off at 3:30pm.