Express FC Chairman Kiryowa Kiwanuka has promised the fans that the club will come back stronger and better next season.
The sleeping Giants were 9th with 31 points when the league was ended last season due to Covid19 pandemic.
With the new league season tentatively scheduled to kick off o October 17, 2020, Kiwanuka believes that Express FC will be the team to watch.
“I firstly want to thank the fans for staying safe and following the Ministry of health guidelines, I also want to assure the fans that the board are fully behind the C.E.O and the technical team who are doing a tremendous job” Kiwanuka said, as quoted by the club website.
“The fans should kindly trust the process, we are going to come back stronger and better, I urge them to attend matches in large numbers because the players need their support.”
The fans have grown restless as the club continue to go empty handed since the 2011/12 season when they last won the league title.
Two seasons back, the 10-time Uganda Cup winners needed a last day-victory against Masavu FC to survive relegation.
Has Kiryowa Kiwanuka Walked The Talk Yet?
The prominent City Lawyer took charge of Express in August 2018, and some good changes have been made including securing the Betway sponsorship.
However, much needs to be done.
Having taken over from Hassan Bulwadda who had replaced Hon Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, some things have remained the same – This is highlighted by the short tenure of coaches and players as well.
Dissan Galiwango’s move to Vipers marks another season when the Red Eagles lose their captain.
The club has once again let over 10 players leave, which has been the norm every end of the season.
Nothing, for a lack of better word, has come out of their academy but the same cannot be said of big guns like KCCA and Vipers.
The departure of Hamza Junju and hiring of Isaac Mwesigwa has provided more questions than answers as the club’s board continues to mask their misdeeds with reshuffles.
Rumours of Murushid Juuko, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Saddam Juma, Steven Luswata and Mahad Kakooza signings have temporarily given hope for the fans but it will take more than marquee signings to push the club back where it belongs.