KAMPALA – Express FC have been very active in the current transfer window as they prepare for the upcoming Uganda Premier League season.
In a period of less than six weeks, the Red Eagles have signed up to 10 new players.
This is in effort to try and replace the individuals who left the club in June as the Wankulukuku based side let go of upto 16 players.
Having finished 9th last season, it is understood that the squad overhaul is aimed at ensuring a better finish come the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
The man at the center of all that activity is head coach Wasswa Bbosa who returned to Wankulukuku before the end of last season.
Speaking to the club’s official website, the former SC Villa and Tooro United FC tactician said that he is happy with the preparations ahead of the new season and assured the new players will come good.
“The COVID-19 Pandemic has made it tough for everything but i am happy we have prepared well especially with the new players. He said.
“I would like to thank my technical team for a good job done.
“Every one of those players will come good during the season because what we want is to see the club compete again.”
Bbosa has already publicly come out to suggest that Express will be able to compete for the league title in the next few years.
He was assistant to Sam Simbwa as the Red Eagles won their last title in 2012.
As they start efforts of trying to win a 7th league crown, Bbosa knows Express fans could be a handful and impatient with the club-at times, so he has asked them to act otherwise.
“I would like to call upon all the fans to be patient with the club, he continued.
“They should look at the changes as a positive direction because it is intended to take the club to greater heights.”
Express was-in the past, one of Uganda’s power houses in Ugandan football but issues concerning management and finances saw them become a mediocre of sorts.
However, things look to be taking a different direction since last year, when Kiryowa Kiwanuka became chairman.
With management now sorted, it will be up to the players and technical team to try and win as many games as possible so as to ensure the lost glory is retained.
Express have already signed Cryspus Kusiima, Denis Otim, Richard Bbosa, Mahad Yaya Kakooza, Lwesibawa Godfrey, Abel Eturude, Ivan Nsengiyunva, Baker Sakah, Musiige Charles and Kiragga Mustafa.