Uganda Premier League
Express FC vs Tooro United FC
Kavumba Recreation Grounds, Wakiso
Wednesday, 19-02-2020 @4:30pm
Express FC head coach Wasswa Bbosa will be the center of attraction when his side hosts Tooro United FC on Tuesday.
Bbosa was at Tooro at the start of the season but decided to throw in the towel sighting unfavourable working conditions which included unpaid wages among others.
After replacing George Ssemwogerere two weeks ago, the former SC Villa tactician will be hoping to inflict more damage on his former side that is struggling at the wrong end of the table.
However, there will be some level of concern especially after Express bowed out of the Uganda Cup last week at the hands of Maroons FC.
The defeat to Maroons came after Bbosa registered victory in his maiden game in charge, beating Maroons 1-0 away from home.
Sitting just two points away from the relegation zone, Express will be desperate for three points on Wednesday.
“We are not safe yet and we want to start accumulating points as soon as possible, noted coach Bbosa ahead of the game.
“The victory over Onduparaka FC was followed with defeat to Maroons in the cup was demoralizing.
“However, the players have responded positively in training and i am confident we will take care of Tooro United”
Express have been boosted by the return of the duo of Cyrus Kibande and Hamdan Nsubuga who have been out for a while. Frank Kalanda got injured in the lose to Maroons but has recovered swiftly and he is expected to be available. The only major absentee for the game will be Joshua Ssetambule.
For Tooro, they are also desperate for points as the season heads into its final bend.
After a troubled start to the campaign, Muhammad Kiseka’s side sit second from bottom.
They however have been improving in the last few games and are now unbeaten in five.
Two of those games have been in the cup while the other three came in the league.
There last game was a 2-1 victory over Wakiso in what proved to be their first win since November 03.
This will be the 14th meeting between the two sides since October 2013.
In the previous 13 match-ups, Express has won five, Tooro four with the other five all ending in draws.
Tooro have only ever won just once away to Express (D2 L3). That victory came in 2014, six years ago.
Last season, either side won their respective home fixture.
The reverse game at the start of the season ended in a 2-0 victory for Express FC.
The other games on Wednesday
-SC Villa vs Onduparaka FC @4pm
-Kyetume FC vs Mbarara City FC @4:30pm
-Proline FC vs BUL FC @4:30pm