Express FC the League and CECAFA Kagame Cup champions return to the Startimes Uganda premier league action on match day 26 when they host Onduparaka FC today 22nd April 2022.
The Red Eagles are looking to win a fourth straight league win in as many games.
Onduparaka comes to this game after a hard fought 1-0 win against SC Villa at home while the red Eagles thumped wakiso giants at their home in a 1-2 win courtesy of a brace from the skipper, enock walusimbi.
Today’s match will mark the tenth meeting between both sides with the Red Eagles picking up two wins compared to Onduparaka’s three with three draws between them.
Express FC are currently in the 6th position with 42 points and Onduparaka are in the 9th position with 30 points from the 25 league games played.
Assistant captain Abel Etrude returns from an injury layoff.
Mahad Yaya Kakooza and Godfrey Lwesibawa are unavailable as well.
G.K Denis Otim is out nursing a cut on the eyebrows which he picked up on national team duty.
Defender jimmy Ndalambi is out because of school engagement and Agau Rashid still injured.
Atamba Nathaniel returns to the squad.
“We’ve been working on a few issues ahead of our game against Onduparaka FC on Friday like our defence because we’ve been conceding unnecessarily especially in our last three games but atleast we’ve tried to work on it. Friday’s game is abit challenging because Onduparaka FC have done well against us on previous occasions, we’re also aware that Mohammed Shaban has been scoring so we’ve prepared well to ensure he doesn’t score. Our target remains finishing in the top four and we can only do that by winning games”. Interim head coach, James Odoch.
Match day 26
Today 22nd April 2022
Express FC Vs Onduparaka FC, Betway muteesa Stadium at 4:00PM
Tomorrow 23rd April 2022
Police FC Vs URA FC, MTN omondi Stadium, Lugogo at 4:00PM