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Express Vs Bright Stars: Team News, Probable Lineups and Stats

Saturday, December 12
*Wakiso Giants Vs Vipers SC – Kabaka Kyabaggu Sports Stadium – Wakiso (Live on Sanyuka TV)
*Express FC Vs Soltilo Bright Stars FC – Betway Muteesa II Stadium – Wankulukuku
*Kitara FC Vs Police FC Kavumba Recreation Ground – Wakiso
*UPDF FC Vs BUL FC Bombo Military Barracks Grounds – Bombo
*URA FC Vs SC Villa Arena of Visions – Ndejje University, Bombo

Team News:

  • Express will be without captain Enock Walusimbi after he was sent off against Onduparaka.
  • Ibrahim Kayiwa and Mahad Yaya are injured while Mustafa Kiragga, Faisal Ssekyanzi and Baker Saka yet to secure their licenses by Friday.
  • For Bright Stars, only Warren Buule who featured in game one, is sidelined.
  • Goalkeeper Edwin Kiwanuka Buule, Alfred Onek and Methodius Jungu are still sidelined.

Probable Lineup:

Express FC – Mathias Muwanga (GK), Dennis Mubuya, Arthur Kiggundu, Isa Lumu, Murushid Juuko, Daniel Shabena, Geoffrey Lwesibawa, Abel Etrude, Frank Kalanda, Frank Ssenyondo, Eric Kambale

Bright Stars – Benson Wagina, Andrew Kaggwa, Ssemayange Simon Kato, Allan Katwe, Derrick Ngoobi, Hamis Gabite, Marvin Joseph, Joseph Janjali, Ronald Ssempala, Augustine Kacancu, Joseph Akandwanaho

Preview – Bbosa Expresses Confidence

Wasswa Bbosa targets nothing but victory against Bright Stars in is first home game of the 2020/21 campaign.

On match-day One against Onduparaka, the Red Eagles were on their way for maximum points before a Walusimbi red card which was followed by Living Kabon penalty.

“We are ready for the game, we had a whole week to correct our mistakes to see that we can score and defend as well,” Bbosa said on Friday.

“Bright Stsrs are a good team, and we give them respect but we are home and we want to win.”

Bbosa was not bothered by the absence of Walusimbi among others, saying that they added 30 new players hence have enough to fill the void.

The club, after missing Match-day two against Vipers, will come into the game having rested extra days in comparison to Bright Stars.

The visitors lost their opener at home to KCCA, in a game they should have salvaged a point after misses in the closing stages.

Against URA, Bright Stars defended well and managed to pick a deserved point.

They face a stern test against a new-looking Express side who have set their targets on winning the league title.

Stats:

League Meetings:

  • Last season, Joseph Janjali equalised before halftime after Frank Ssenyondo had given Express the lead as the game ended 1-1. The second round match was not played after the league was canceled due to Covid19.
  • This game has produced seven draws in the league.
  • This will be 14th league meeting, Express has won four times against Bright Stars’ two.

Head To Head – League

2019/20
Express 1-1 Bright Stars

2018/19
*Express FC 3-1 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 1-1 Express FC

2017/18
*Bright Stars 2-1 Express FC
*Express FC 0-0 Bright Stars

2016/17
*Bright Stars 0-2 Express FC
*Express FC 0-0 Bright Stars

2015/16
*Express FC 2-1 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 1-1 Express FC

2014/15
*Bright Stars 1-0 Express FC
*Express FC 0-0 Bright Stars

2013/14
*Express FC 1-0 Bright Stars
*Bright Stars 0-0 Express FC


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