Friday, October 4
*Express Vs Police – 4PM
Troubled and troubled Express FC coach George Ssimwogerere will be hoping that his side beat Police FC or else the defeat will compound more misery and his job will continue to be on the line.
The Red Eagles will play host to the visiting Cops on Friday on matchday seven of the StarTimes UPL at Betway Muteesa II Stadium.
Express are in search for their first home win this season at Wankulukuku; a place they have lost twice against Onduparaka and SC Villa, and a one all draw against Bright Stars.
The six time winners are languishing in the root of the log, occupying 13th, with just four points – The side’s only win came against a Mbarara where they edged a five goal thriller to win at the death.
Many fans remained behind after the loss against Proline at Lugogo with an intention of unleashing their anger to Coach Sim, and he may once again get a bitter reception from the home crowd. The pressure has continued to mount. The clock is ticking for the club’s former captain. Much, is at stake.
“We have to make sure that we get all three points on Friday,” Sim noted according to the club’s website. “We have tried to train and we expect amount of goals we concede to reduce.”
“We have tried to reduce on the mistakes we do, like against Proline we conceded set pieces so we have tried to correct how we defend them, how the goalkeeper should stand and command his backline, the reaction.
“The last two days we have worked on that and tomorrow (Friday) we shall not have such problems hopefully.”
Goalkeeper Mathias Muwanga is still sidelined, the same can be said of Emmanuel Bafoe. Doubts sorround the availability of Daniel Shabena who limped off during the loss to Proline FC.
After beating Kyetume FC 1-0 in their last engagement, Police FC will seek to build from their new moment to pile more misery for Express.
Abdallah Mubiru’s charges, who were docked three points for failure to honour Onduparaka fixture, are second from the bottom with two points but will feel that Wankulukuku is one of those places they must pick maximum points at the moment.
The last meeting between the teams saw Express win via shootouts in the Uganda Cup.
In the league, Juma Balinya and Johnson Odong scored a goal each Police won 2-0 at Wankulukuku in the second round. Tony Odur, Ibrahim Kayiwa and Michael Birungi scored one each before Balinya brought one back as Express won 3-1 at Lugogo.
Last meetings in the league
*Express 0-2 Police
*Police 1-3 Exprees
*Police 4-3 Express
*Express 0-1 Police
*Express 4-3 Police
*Police 3-3 Express
*Police 2-3 Express
*Express 0-0 Police