Saturday 6th April 2024

Express FC vs URA FC – Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku @4pm

In what promises to be a riveting encounter, URA FC is gearing up for a trip to Wankulukuku to take on Express FC in a highly anticipated Uganda Premier League (UPL) showdown this evening with one mission of returning to winning ways after a poor run of results in the previous games.

This clash on matchday 23 is poised to be a spectacle for football enthusiasts as it’s the only one in the City center today.

Both teams enter this fixture with a burning desire to bounce back from disappointing defeats suffered in matchday 22 against Vipers SC and Maroons FC respectively.

Team News.

Defender Eric Ssenjobe returns in the squad but the Tax Collectors will miss the services of skipper Saidi Kyeyune who is suspended after accumulation of three yellow cards.

Ivan Ahimbisibwe will still miss the tie due to suspension as he was sent off against Kitara, Godfrey Sekibengo, Denis Kisiriko and John Innocent Kisolo (All at School) while Hassan Kalega, and Najib Fesali ain’t in the match day squad.

Pre-Match Reactions.

David Obua – Head coach.

“We have nothing in our mind apart from victory. This is not where we are supposed to be and this match gives us the opportunity to get back to winning ways. I love Express FC but we are coming on a mission to win.”

Enoch Walusimbi.

“We have been prepared well by our coaches and all we are going out for is victory. I will not be an easy game as Express are also fighting but we are going to fight all through out.”

Form Guide in last five games.

Express FC: LLLLW
URA FC: LLDLW

Head To Head.

It will be the 30th meeting between the two sides with URA FC managing 10 wins, 7 coming from home, 3 away, and 3 draws, scoring 29 goals and raking 43 points.

The first round meeting this season in December 2023 at Mehta stadium Lugazi saw us come from behind to win 2-1 thanks to Moses Aliro and Laban Tibiita goals.

Currently on the log, URA FC sit in 8th place with 31 points from 22 games while the Red Eagles are in 9th place on 29 points from 22 games.

As the countdown to kickoff begins, anticipation reaches a fever pitch. Football aficionados across Uganda eagerly await the electrifying showdown between URA FC and Express FC. With both teams hungry for success, this clash is destined to be a eye catching in the ongoing UPL.

John Bugembe
April 6, 2024

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