Uganda Premier League
Kyetume FC vs Express FC
Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
Tuesday, 08-10-2019 @4:30pm
NAMBOOLE – Express FC will be hoping to register back to back victories when they take on Kyetume FC at the Mandela National Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.
After losing two in a row, the Red Eagles produced a scintillating performance upfront as they defeated Police FC 5-3 in a thriller on Friday.
It was their second victory of the season having beaten Mbarara City 3-2 on match-day four.
Back to back victories in the league has been something of a rarity for the Red Eagles having last achieved it towards the back end of last season when they beat Busoga United and then Bright Stars. They did it only twice last season and it would be a welcome factor if it happened on Tuesday.
Speaking ahead of the game, Express FC head coach Goerge Ssemwogerere noted that his team is ready to take all three points despite Kyetume FC being an experienced side.
“We are ready just like any other game, said Ssemwogerere.
“They have many senior players with a lot of experience from various clubs and they are comfortable on the ball and can play but what we have to do is to press them and they do mistakes.
“We have no problem with that. It was a different game and we are not scared.”
Express will be without Lawrance Kigonya and Denis Sserukwaya who are both suspended due to yellow card accumulation. Hamdan Nsubuga may return having missed the Police game with a slight knock. Cyrus Kibande is also in contention after overcoming a minor injury. The others who are still out are Mathaius Muwanga, Emmanuel Adea and Muhammad Yiga.
The hosts on the hand are also buoyant after picking their second win of the season since beating Villa in the opener. The Slaughters humbled Tooro United 2-0 in Fort Portal.
Former Express players, now in Kyetume FC, like Julius Ntambi and Vicent Kayizzi may be key for the Slaughters.
This will be the first meeting between the two sides as Kyetume FC was elevated to the top tier last season.
Kyetume goes into the game having won two of their first five games in the top-flight (D1 L2).
At home, the Slaughters have won one and lost as many as their first two games.
For Express, they have won only two of their past 8 league games (D2 L4).
Away from home, the Red Eagles have won just one of their past 7 games (D1 L5).
The other games to be played on Tuesday
-Proline FC vs Busoga United @4pm
-Bright Stars vs Tooro United FC @4:30pm
-BUL FC vs KCCA FC @4:30pm
-Onduparaka FC vs URA FC @4:30pm