After the international break, the 2018/19 StarTimes Uganda Premier League season resumes tomorrow with two matches of match day 24 to be played.
The Red Eagles of Express will be visiting the Tax Collectors URA FC at Namboole.
Express drew their last game 0-0 with Mbarara City at home and have no win in their last 3 league games such an unwanted statistic need to be erased even against a tough opponent like URA away from home.
The tax collectors through coach Sam Ssimbwa believe they can finish second in the league behind winners KCCA or Vipers and will need to win any game which comes their most especially at home. They drew their last game at home 1-1 with BUL.
URA have conceded only 10 goals this season the lowest in the league even better than top teams KCCA and Vipers.
But since the coming of George Ssimwogerere, the Red Eagles have also greatly improved in defense. They have only conceded twice in one game, the 2-0 loss against Vipers at Kitende. They have kept 5 clean sheets, 3 in the league and 2 in the Uganda cup that’s 5 clean sheets in 8 games.
The team news from Express FC are; they will be without striker Eric Kambale who aggravated his harm string injury and expected to be back after one week.
Frank Zaga Tumwesigye recovered from his hamstring injury but may not be match fit and may not be involved in the game on Tuesday.
Defender Hamisi Batega is also under medication suffering from a hamstring injury.
Other squad members are fit to play and a further update will be got from the manager George Ssimwogerere in his pre match interview on Monday evening.
The previous meeting ended 0-0 at Wankulukuku in the first round of this season’s UPL.
Defender Mbowa Patrick is suspended for the Tax collectors but they will rely on their captain Shafik Kuchi Kagimu to set up for attackers Charles Sempa, Cromwell Rwothomio. Moses Sseruyidde and Joachim Ojera are other dangerous players who will need to be watched.
URA are 4th with 39 points, ten ahead of their opponents Express who lie in 11th position with 29 points.
In the other game on Tuesday, Tooro United will host BUL FC in Wankulukuku.
Defending champions Vipers SC and table leaders KCCA will be in action on Wednesday against Maroons and Kirinya Jinja SSS respectively. Onduparaka will also be hosting SC Villa at the Greenlight Stadium in Arua.
KCCA still lead the 16-table log with 49 points, 4 ahead of second-placed Vipers with 7 matches left to play. Ndejje University, Nyamityobora and Paidha Black Angels are the bottom three in the relegation zone with 20, 16 and 12 points respectively.
Tuesday, 26 March
URA vs Express FC, Mandela National Stadium, Nambole.
Tooro United vs BUL FC, Betway Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.
Wednesday, 27 March
Vipers SC vs Maroons, St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
Kirinya Jinja SSS vs KCCA FC, The Mighty Arena, Jinja.
Onduparaka vs SC Villa, Greenlight Stadium, Arua.