URA Vs Express: Ssimbwa, Birungi Face Former Side

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Saturday, November 23
*KCCA FC Vs Kyetume FC – 4PM, Lugogo
*URA Vs Express – 3PM, Bombo

URA FC Coach Sam Ssimbwa will be facing his former team Express FC when the two sides battle out at Bombo Barracks ground in a TV game on Saturday.

Ssimbwa was in charge when Express won their last league title in 2011 and also helped the team to a 2007 Uganda Cup triumph.

He will not be in forgiving mode however when he faces George Ssimwogerere’s charges.

URA picked a point off KCCA on Wednesday but the side remain winless in their last three league games since beating Police 1-0.

Ssimbwa’s side are 10th with 16 points from 13 games, a place and point below ninth placed Express who have collected 17 points from 14 games.

Michael Birungi will be the other area of focus after the attacker joined URA from Express at the beginning of the season. He was arguably the best Red Eagle last season but was among the players that Ssimwogerere failed to lure to stay.

Michael Birungi during URA training

The Red Eagles will be without defender Cyrus Kibande, midfielder Hamdan Nsubuga and goalkeeper Mathias Nsubuga but an attacking trio of Disan Galiwango, Frank Kalanda and Frank Ssenyondo will carry Express’ hopes going forward.

Galiwango scored a brace as Express came from down to dent Tooro in Fort Portal, 2-1. Galiwango has scored five, Kalanda has seven while Ssenyondo has five.

Last season, the tie ended one all at Wankulukuku before Ronald Kigongo scored in the 78th minute to give URA a 1-0 win at Namboole.

Last meetings

2018/19
*URA 1-0 Express
*Express 0-0 URA

2017/18
*URA 1-1 Express
*Express 1-0 URA

2016/17
*URA 1-1 Express
*Express 1-1 URA

2015/16
*URA 1-2 Express
*Express 0-0 URA

2014/15
*Express 1-2 URA
*URA 1-0 Express

2013/14
*Express 1-1 URA
*URA 2-0 Express

2012/13
*URA 2-1 Express
*Express 0-1 URA

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