MATCH PREVIEW: Express quest for first win against Onduparaka

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Express FC vs Onduparaka FC
Saturday, 1st December 2018
Venue : Betway Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku
Kick off : 4:00pm

Express FC welcomes Onduparaka at Wankulukuku in pursuit for their first ever win over the West Nile counterparts.

The Red Eagles have previously played to two draws and lost twice in their four meetings against Onduparaka.

Onduparaka come into this duel on a high after attaining a 3-0 comfortable win over Ndejje University in Arua thanks to Gadaffi Gadinho, Abel Eturude and Denis Okot.

Express have managed two draws of an identical scoreline (1-1) in their most recent games against Vipers at home and Bright Stars at Mwererwe.

FORM GUIDE
EXPRESS FC : DDWWD
ONDUPARAKA : WLDDW

The caterpillars are 6th on the premier league table with 14 points that is one more than their opponents and hosts who sit 7th after 8 games.

Kefa Kisala the Express FC tactician is very optimistic about achieving a positive result come match day,

” It is a tricky game, Onduparaka isn’t an easy team because they have experienced players. We have prepared our players well and those who have been injured are back to fitness and ready for the task. Since we are at home, we shall get positive results.”

Kisala welcomes back inspirational and mercurial striker Tony Odur who sat out against Bright Stars due to suspension, Isaac Mutanga from injury and goalkeeper Mathias Muwanga from national engagements with the Kobs.

Ponytailed midfielder John Revita is expected to make his debut after securing clearance from CAF while Nasir Mbabali and Rueben Paul Kabuye are ruled out by injury.

Hard tackling midfielder Pius Mbidde will however sit out due to accumulated yellow cards while Tony Kyamera is in his UACE examinations.

Onduparaka have already named their traveling squad from Arua which excludes Solomon Okwalinga who is nursing an injury.

Ceaser Okhuti and youthful defender Hassan Muhamood will be in line to torment their former paymasters. Okhuti’s well struck volley in the dying minutes was the difference when the two sides last met at Wankulukuku last year.

Gadaffi Gadinho, Rashid Toha and FUFA Awards nominee Viane Sekajugo are expected to lead Onduparaka if at all they stand a chance to scoop maximum points. Toha alone has scored 3 goals against Express.

The hosts will look up to Odur, Eric Kambale, Michael Birungi and Ibrahim Kayiwa for inspiration as they search for their 4th victory of the campaign.

Victory on either side can propel the winner to as high as the third place.

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