Uganda Cup: Express Receive Boost Ahead Of Maroons

Express in training before Maroons game

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Express FC have received a major injury boost ahead of their Uganda Cup clash with Maroons FC at Kavumba Recreation centre.

Mathias Muwanga who missed the clash against Onduparaka, is expected to return and replace Tony Kyamera in goal.

Cyrus Kibande and Hamdan Nsubuga have been training are available for selection, the club has confirmed.

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Express goalkeepers Tony Kyamera and Mathias Muwanga. Express FC media

Express FC knocked out St Mary’s Nabweru 3-0 at the round of 64 under coach George Ssimwogerere.

This will be the second game for Bbosa, first at home, since replacing coach Sim. He beat Onduparaka in the league despite having Lawrence Kigonya sent off earlier.

The Red Eagles will seek to draw inspiration from the hard fought Onduparaka win and the home fans as they seek to stage another cup run.

Last season, the 10-time winners who last won the cup in 2006-7, were ousted by Bright Stars at the semis.

Maroons coach Douglas Bamweyana, back in the days as Express coach

Maroons Face Familiar Opponents

Maroons’ coach Douglas Bamweyana will be pointing guns at former team, Express.

He will need no extra motivation against a side that rudely showed him an exit.

With him, he bringa former Express players David Ndihabwe who was a captain, Edgar Bwogi and Davis Mayanja.

Davis Ndihabwe played for Express

Steven Mukwala who has scored 13 goals in the league, Pius Obuya, goalkeeper Hannington Ssebwalunyo, Abraham Tusubira headline Maroons contingent.

Both sides played out a four-goal thrilling draw in the league last year – Express led 2-0 with Frank Ssenyondo and Kalanda on target before Mukwala and Fred Amaku scored one each for spoils to be shared.

Maroons, eliminated by Mbarara City last season, edged out Young Elephants via penalties to reach this stage.

The side has since failed to win three subsequent games, including a 2-1 loss to KCCA in their previous fixture.

However, with the sides having same points (24) in the league, Maroons will feel that the ground is level and anything can happen.

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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