Friday, February 20
*Express FC vs Wakiso Giants FC @4pm – Mutessa II Stadium (Live on Sanyuka TV)
*BUL FC Vs MYDA FC @4pm – Kyabazinga Stadium
•Express head into the game without injuries or any suspensions.
•Their only concern is about Martin Kizza who is yet to acquire a license that enables him to feature after joining the Red Eagles last month.
•Muzamir Mutyaba h1as slowly gained fitness and is pushing for a start on Friday.
•However, Wasswa Bbosa is expected to maintain the same team that thrashed MYDA FC 4-1 on Tuesday.
•Wakiso Giants have no injury issues going into the game.
•Frank Ssebuufu and George Kaddu still don’t have licenses and will continue not featuring.
•Ivan Bogere is still with the U20 National side in Mauritania so he will not be available once again.
Express FC – Mathais Muwanga (GK), Enock Walusimbi, Isa Lumu, Murushid Juuko, Arthur Kiggundu, Abel Etrude, Mahad Kakooza, Charles Musiige, Eric Kambale, Godfrey Lwesibawa, George Ssenkaba.
Wakiso Giants FC – Samson Kirya (GK), Atendere Gerige, Ben Komakech, Hassan Wasswa, Simon Namwanja, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Lawrence Bukenya, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Viane Ssekajugo, Kipson Atuhaire, Pius Kaggwa.
Preview – Battle of the unbeaten sides
Express FC have been flying high since the campaign started and there are no indications that they intend to slow down soon.
They currently sit third o the table, two points behind leaders Vipers SC and they know that a victory will see them climb top of the log for at least 24 hours.
One of just three sides yet to lose a contest, the Red Eagles look to be growing in strength by each passing day.
Friday’s game sees them make a return to Wankulukuku after two consecutive away games.
Those away games have seen them impress immensely as they have won both of them while scoring eight goals in the process and conceding just once.
The Red Eagles thrashed BUL FC 4-0 before a brace each from Ssenkaba and Lwesibawa lifted them past MYDA 4-1.
Having drawn 1-1 with KCCA FC in their last game at Wankulukuku, Express head into the game hoping to replicate their away form at home.
However, it will not be easy as they come up with another side yet to register a loss this season.
Despite not losing, Wakiso have however been less impressive as victories are not falling their way.
In nine games, the Purple Sharks have won only once while all the other eight encounters have ended in draws.
The positive is that that victory came in an away game as they took care of Mbarara City FC 1-0 on match-day six.
It will be a huge task for Wakiso, something their head coach Douglas Bamweyana agrees with.
“It is to be a big test for us against a very good opponent who is enjoying a very good run at the moment. Bamweyana noted ahead of the game.
“But we are confident going into the game but we also have to improve on some elements that are not good from our last games.
“It’s generally been a very good week for us in terms of preparations and the nature of opponents that we have.”
Wakiso will start the day in 10th position in the table with 11 points.
This will be just the second meeting between the two sides.
Their first and only match-up was in November 2019, one that saw Express thrash Wakiso Giants 3-0 away from home.
How to Watch
The game will be live on Sanyuka TV starting at 4pm.