Mbarara City target double over wounded Express

SINAN RAJUB SENOGA

Express FC vs Mbarara City
Tuesday, 5th March
Betway Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku
Kick off : 4:00pm

Wounded Express FC will hope to shake off their disappointing 2-0 defeat at Vipers when they play host to Mbarara City at Wankulukuku.

The visiting Ankole Lions will be targeting to complete a season double over Express having won the first leg fixture 3-1 at Kavumba.

Mbarara City who are third on the log with 39 points, come into this encounter in high spirits after edging Paidha Black Angels 2-1 in their most recent match.

Express are sitting in the 11th position having managed 28 points from 22 outings.

FORM GUIDE
Express FC : LWDWL
Mbarara City : WLLDW

The previous three meetings between the two sides have seen Mbarara City win twice (3-1 and 1-0). Express have won the other 1-0 that came in the closing stages of last season.

TEAM NEWS
Express FC
George Ssemwogerere welcomes back creative midfielder Frank Zaga Tumwesigye and left wingback Disan Galiwango from injury and suspension respectively.

Striker Eric Kambale returned to training but will have to wait a little longer for match fitness, Joel Male is ruled out by a knee injury.

Defenders Arthur Kiggundu and Charles Musoke Mutima are doubtful and will wait for a late fitness test.

Mbarara City
Charles Livingstone Mbabazi will continue life without Jasper Ahebwa who has continuously been sidelined by a muscle injury. Ahebwa has been a mainstay in Mbarara City’s regular selection and his absence has since then proved a problem for the Ankole Lions.

Siraje Musindo is also ruled out by a groin injury.

Mbarara City have already named an 18-man squad for the mission at Wankulukuku.

Ali Kimera (GK), Muhammad Ssekeba (GK), Stephen Othieno, Zaid Byekwaso, Hilary Mukundane, Muhammad Rashid, Pistis Barenge, Ivan Mboowa, Ivan Eyam, Paul Mucurezi, Wol Makweth, Ibrahim Orit, Bebe Swalik Segujja, Derrick Onyai, Dennis Umony, Stephen Kabuye, Jude Semugabi & Ronnie Kisekka.

Paul Mucurezi (7 goals and 12 assists) will be the man to watch for the visiting team while Tony Odur and Frank Zaga Tumwesigye are the players expected to inspire Express to a positive result.

Three points can temporarily move Express to the 8th place while Mbarara City can clinch the 42 point mark.

Tuesday 5th March
• Express vs Mbarara City
• Ndejje University vs Vipers
• Nyamityobora vs Onduparaka

Wednesday 6th March
• Maroons vs Bright Stars
• Paidha Black Angels vs URA FC
• Tooro United vs KCCA FC
• BUL FC vs Police FC
• SC Villa vs Kirinya Jinja SSS

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