Tuesday, October 8
*Proline FC Vs Busoga United FC (Lugogo)
*BUL FC Vs KCCA (Njeru)
*Kyetume FC Vs Express FC (Namboole)
*Onduparaka FC Vs URA FC (Arua)
*Bright Stars FC Tooro United FC (Wankulukuku)
Wednesday, October 9
*Mbarara City FC Maroons FC (Luzira)
*Police FC Vipers SC
*SC Villa Vs Wakiso Giants FC (Namboole)
12th placed Express FC will bank on their last win ahead of their short trip across town to face new entrants Kyetume FC at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on matchday eight of the StarTimes UPL.
The Red Eagles beat Police FC 5-3 in their last engagement and coach George Ssimwogerere will be targeting another positive result.
The 5-3 result may not clearly suggest what happened on the pitch, and not to take away much from the Red Eagles, Police FC will have themselves to blame for their childish mistakes at and making it easy for Express.
The win, second for the club and first at Wankulukuku, brought a big sigh of relief and pressure is off Sim and the players, for now.
“They accused me of not having strikers when we started that I signed only one striker and now they say we are scoring a lot so we have to know that the defense is also learning and you see the goals we conceded against Proline were two freekicks, there’s nothing we can do about those we just have to take it in,” Sim as quoted by Express website.
The coach is expected to ring a few changes to the team that beat Police FC – Lawrence Kigonya (just like Denis Sserukwaya) will sit out because of accumulated yellow cards.
The team will depend on their attacking trio of Disan Gilawango, Frank Kalanda and Frank Ssenyondo for goals. Disan and Kalands have scored three goals each this season.
Mathias Muwanga and Emmanuel Bafoe still sidelined while Cyrus Kibande who was withdrawn at halftime after picking a knock, is expected to start but Muhammed Yiga is doubtful after picking an injury in training.
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.
The journey so far:
*Kyetume 1-0 SC Villa
*Maroons 1-0 Kyetume
*URA 0-0 Kyetume
*Kyetume 0-1 Police
*Tooro United 0-2 Kyetume
*BUL 0-1 Express
*Express 1-1 Bright Stars
*Express 0-2 Onduparaka
*Mbarara 2-3 Express
*Express 0-1 Villa.
*Proline 2-1 Express
*Express 5-3 Police