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KCCA vs Express: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview And Stats

Uganda Cup
*KCCA FC vs Express FC, Omondi Stadium @3:3pm


Team News

•KCCA FC are boosted by the return of the striking duo of Samuel Ssenyonjo and Sadat Anaku who missed the first leg through injury.
•The pair of Filbert Obenchan and Samson Kigozi are both ruled out of the game with injuries.
•Brian Aheebwa is out for the season due to a knee injury.
•Defender John Revita has returned from a lengthy layoff but he is not fit to face his former pay masters.
•Julius Poloto, Pater Magambo, Andrew Kawooya and Joseph Bukenya are all out after getting injured in training.
•Dominic Ayella returned to training but he is a doubt for the game.
•Denis Iguma is suspended for the game but youngster Elvis Mwanje has been included in the travelling squad and may make his debut for the Kasasiro Boys.
•Express will be without the duo of Godfrey Lwesibawa and Eric Kambale who are injured and suspended respectively.
•Goalkeeper Mathais Muwanga and striker Frank Kalanda are both ill and unexpected to feature.
•George Ssenkaba and Abel Etrude continue to miss out through longterm injuries.
•Muzamir Mutyaba is available after shaking off injury and he is in line to face his former employers.

Probable Lineups

KCCA FC – Charles Lukwago (GK), Samuel Kato, Hassan Musana, Musa Ramathan, Gift Ali, Herbert Achayi, Bright Anukani, Ashraf Mugume, Hassan Jurua, Sadat Anaku, Charles Lwanga.

Express FC – Denis Otim (GK), Enock Walusimbi, Arthur Kiggundu, Isa Lumu, Murushid Juuko, Mahad Yaya, Daniel Shabena, Charles Musiige, Martin Kizza, Muzamir Mutyaba, Mustafa Kiragga.

Preview – Red Eagles, Kasasiro Boys Have Eyes On Last Four Berth

Express FC have been impressive in Uganda football this season and continue to impress.

The Red Eagles who struggled in the last few years are on course to winning a league and cup double this campaign.

Wasswa Bbosa’s side currently sit top of the Uganda Premier league courtesy of a one-point lead with just four games to play.

They are also in the quarter final of the cup where they travel away to KCCA in the second leg at Lugogo on Friday.

They come into the game full of confidence after drawing 0-0 in the first leg at Wankulukuku last week.

They come into the game in good form having won five games and drawn once in their last six competitive games.

The 10-time joint record cup winners have be magnificent at both ends of the pitch in that period, scoring 14 goals and conceding just three.

Ahead of the game, Bbosa says they are ready to walk away victorious on Friday.

“We have prepared well ahead of the return leg. We have a few injury concerns but the rest of the squad that is available is fine tuned to win the game. This is a knock out and there is no two ways about it so we shall win.” Said Bbosa ahead of the game.

For KCCA they have been dominant in the cup especially in the last few years.

The Kasasiro Boys have won two of the past three competitions but will go into Friday’s game as underdogs after a turn of events has seen them struggle as per their recent standards.

They have seen several key players move on in search of greener pastures and a serial winner in manager Mike Mutebi depart and replaced by Morley Byekwaso.

Byekwaso has had an average start to his tenure as head coach, overseeing indifferent results since his appointment.

However, he has been lethal in the cup, winning all four of his contest.

The game against Express is another test for how far KCCA have progressed under Byekwaso but no one will skin them even if they are eliminated on Friday considering that Express are arguably the best side in the country at the moment.

Match Stats

This will be the 25th meeting between the two sides since December 2010.

In the past 24 match-ups, KCCA have triumphed on nine occasions, Express four with the other 11 all ending in draws.

KCCA are currently on a five-match unbeaten run against Express FC including a 0-0 draw when the two sides met in the first leg last week.

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