• August 9, 2020

Police Vs Express: Visitors Without Ssenyondo, Yiga

 Police Vs Express: Visitors Without Ssenyondo, Yiga

Wednesday, January 15
*Mbarara Vs Wakiso Giants – 4:00PM
*BUL FC Vs URA FC – 4:30PM
*Kyetume FC Vs Tooro United – 4:30PM
*Police FC Vs Express FC – 4:30PM

Express FC will be without attacker Frank Ssenyondo and defender Mohamed Yiga when they visit Police FC at Lugogo on Match-day 17 of the StarTimes UPL.

Ssenyondo and Yiga have both accumulated three yellow cards, necessitating them to sit out the next game as per the competition rules.

Kabonge Edris and Shafic Avemah are favourites to fill the void left behind by Ssenyondo who has scored five goals for the club.

This leaves Frank Kalanda and Dissan Galiwango to carry the team’s scoring burden.

However, Hamdan Nsubuga and Ivan Ocholit are back and readily available for selection.

Defenders Cyrus Kibande and Martin Kizza have started to train but the game might have come early for the duo.

Express attacking trio: Frank Ssenyondo (left), Dissan Galiwango (middle) and Frank Kalanda

Kalanda scored a brace while Galiwango, Ssenyondo and Ocholit were on target as Express beat Police 5-3 in the reverse fixture.

Ben Ocen’s double and Timothy Oyamo strike proved as consolations at Wankulukuku.

Express have collected just five points from their last five games after a 2-0 loss to Busoga United in their opening game of the second round.

“We made some mistakes on our side and we lost the game, but the officials had a poor day as well,” said Coach Ssimwogerere in reference to the loss in Jinja. “The selection of the officials by the authority is bad, you can’t select all referees from the region of the home team.”

A Game that produces Goals

Express and Police is known for goals. They always rain. The last four league meetings have produced 21 goals.

Police come into the game having won three of their last four games including a 2-1 away win against Police FC at Wakissha.

“We have had good results in the past, it has given us good start and rhythm ahead of tomorrow’s (Wednesday) game,” said coach Abdallah Mubiru.

“We have put everything in the past for now, we respect Express for their history but we are ready to get maximum points, God willing.”

Ben Ocen and Andrew Kigozi scored for Police in the 2-1 victory against Wakiso Giants.

The club is expected to have Johnson Odong, Hood Kaweesa back after missing out due to license issues.

Recent meetings:

2019/20
*Express 5-3 Police

2018/19
*Express 0-2 Police
*Police 1-3 Express

2017/18
*Police 4-3 Express
*Express 0-1 Police

2016/17
*Express 4-3 Police
*Police 3-3 Express

2015/16
*Police 2-3 Express
*Express 0-0 Police

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

2013/14
*Express 1-1 Police
*Police 0-0 Express

Brian Kawalya

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