KCCA vs EXPRESS: The Red Eagles aim to prolong KCCA’s wait for coronation

Daniel NSUBUGA

KCCA FC will all but seal their 13th league championship if they manage to dispatch Express FC at the Star Times stadium Lugogo.

Vipers the closest challengers have lost to URA FC this evening, leaving the gap at six points with three games left on the calendar.

KCCA will also look to avenge a 3-2 loss inflicted on them by Express in the first round of the league.

Express FC have however faced a torrid time on the road, having lost seven of their 13 games away.

KCCA on the other hand have only lost once at home, winning nine and drawing three times at home.

Team news:

Julius Poloto joined Mike Mutyaba and Muwadda Mawejje on the treatment table but the rest of the squad is available for selection.

Express FC will only miss out the services of striker Tonny Odur who will also miss a chance to haunt his former pay masters.

Form:

KCCA: W D W D W
Express: D W L D L

What the coaches say:

Mike Mutebi, KCCA FC

“We are going to approach this game like any other we have played this season”.

” The onus is upon us to win all the remaining games for us to clinch the championship, I am so impressed that my team now operate at a potential capacity of 50% and this gives us a clear edge” .

George Ssemwogerere, Express FC

“It is a big game being a derby between two of the biggest sides in the land, we have prepared well and ready to get the best out of it”.

” There is a lot to play for as a better position on the table gives us an opportunity to play in the Super 8 cup”.

“KCCA are good at home but we also beat them in the first round, so they aren’t indispensable, we have also trained on the artificial turf at Kitende in order to acclimatise with the difficulties involved”.

Victory for KCCA will see them stretch their lead to nine points above Vipers , whereas Express will move up to 36 points, displacing Bright stars in 10th.

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