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EXPRESS vs POLICE: Red Eagles’ title flight faces Cops attack

Sinan RAJUB SENOGA

Express FC will entertain Abdallah Mubiru’s Police FC at Wankulukuku in one of the four UPL games scheduled for Saturday.

The Red Eagles are third on the table with 43 points and have no room for error if they are to keep their title hopes alive.

Both sides are buoyant coming into this one having qualified for the Stanbic Uganda Cup quarter finals in the mid-week. Police eliminated Soltilo Bright Stars while Express ejected URA.

Express come into this fixture with an aim of reducing the gap between them and the leaders URA from seven points to four.

Martin Kizza is in fine form. Express will count on him if they are overcome Police (URA FC photo)

Wasswa Bbosa says they respect Police because they have a good coach and a decent squad but remains positive of attaining maximum points,

” We shifted our focus back to the league immediately after we advanced to the cup quarters. We respect Police because they are a decent side with a good coach. The target remains winning our home games to keep in reach with the table leaders.”

Bbosa said via the club’s website

Police are fifth with 37 points but tied with KCCA who have a superior goal difference.

Bbosa’s men won the first leg encounter at Lugogo courtesy of Eric Kambale’s late goal and will be aiming for a double over the Cops.

The most recent 23 meetings between both sides have seen Express win 10 times, Police six while seven games have ended in stalemates.

Express FC will have to be wary of U20 star Derrick Kakooza ( Photo: Bata Images)

Team News
Express welcome back Isa Lumu from injury while striker George Ssenkaaba remains out.

Arthur Kiggundu and Abel Eturude have recovered from their respective injuries but will need a late fitness test to feature in this one.

Police welcome back Hassan Muhamood from illness and striker Derrick Kakooza who missed the last game against Soltilo Bright Stars with a minor injury.

Henry Katongole is suspended while Johnson Odong remains injured. Samuel Kayongo, Musa Matovu, Adam Mutesasira and Bashir Kabuye are all out while Eric Ssenjobe is a doubt.

Bbosa will look up to his attacking options in Kambale, Martin Kizza, Godfrey Lwesibawa and Charles Musiige for inspiration.

Mubiru has Ben Ocen together with Brian Mayanja Mululi as his lead strikers against Express’ mean defense. Mayanja and Ocen have all scored 11 league goals.

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