Uganda Cup: KCCA FC travel to Wankulukuku to face Express FC in the Uganda Cup Quarter Final first leg.

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By Edward Tumusiime

Express FC vs KCCA FC
Venue: Muteesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku
Time: 3:30pm

Express FC are currently leading in the Uganda Premier league with 58 points from the 26 games played, just a point ahead of URA FC while KCCA FC is in fourth with 45 points from the same number of games as Express.

Express will shift their focus to the Uganda Cup when they host the Kasasiro Boys on Wednesday in the first leg of the Quarter finals at Muteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku.

The Red Eagles have been in fine form with their unbeaten run now standing at 9 games across all competitions and will be looking to gain the advantage going into this tie.

Having eliminated Kyetume FC and URA FC in the previous rounds of this competition, Express FC will be very certain about their prospects of winning this tie being the team in form coupled with KCCA FC’s recent struggles especially in the domestic league.

Express FC team news;

Holding midfielder Yaya Mahad Kakooza is back having missed the last two games due to a fever while Abel Etrude is subject to a late fitness test but George Senkaaba remains sidelined.

Match stats.

Both sides are record Uganda cup winners having won it 10 times each.

The last league meeting between both sides ended in a 1-1 draw.

Express FC have scored five goals and conceded three in the four cup games played so far.

KCCA FC have managed two wins in their last five league outings.

According to Express FC’s Club Website they have been preparing for the KCCA FC game, as they know they’re one of the clubs who have dominated the Uganda Cup because they have the same number of Cup titles just like them, they’re also a decent team with good players and Coaches, and they believe it won’t be an easy game however they have prepared the boys well and they have to win their home games and most importantly the first leg game.

They are very happy as a team, they expect this game to be a big game, they know the fans are very excited but as a team they are very focused, they want to kill the game in the first leg so that they don’t hustle in the return leg but the team is focused and ready, they also emphasized that as a team they want to achieve more so they are ready and they want to win.

According to KCCA Coach Morley Byekwaso the game between the two teams will be an interesting one with both teams having a name to protect, although Express FC are in a good form but they (KCCA FC) love the trophy so much so they need to get at least a point from Wankulukuku or 3 points so that they can gain confidence for the second leg.

About the fitness update on Sadat Anaku, Ssenyonjo Sam and Musa Ramathan; he confirmed that they have not yet recovered so they will not be ready for the first leg against Express FC.

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