Express FC vs Arua Hill SC – Red Eagles Hoping for a Return to Winning Ways
Friday – Express FC will be looking to bounce back from their back-to-back losses in their last two league games when they welcome rivals Arua Hill SC to Wankulukuku Stadium on Friday afternoon.
The Red Eagles who are currently 5th on the Uganda Premier League log lost to Bright Stars FC (2-0) and Wakiso Giants (3-2) in Match Day 9 and 10 respectively.
Meanwhile, Arua Hill comes into the game after a 2-1 win over local rivals Onduparaka at Barifa and will hope to continue that form against the Wankulukuku based side.
The two sides are separated by one point with the hosts on 14 points in nine games, and Arua Hill are 8th on 13 points.
Long-term absentees Goalkeeper David Lukwago, defender Aboubakar and midfielder Faisal Ssekyanzi recently returned to training but won’t feature against Arua Hill. Joseph Akandwanaho who missed Monday’s 3-2 loss to table leaders Wakiso Giants has returned.
Arua Hill is struggling with numerous key players ruled out. Bright Vuni, Richard Anyama, Richard Matovu and Paul Musamali are all suspended for this fixture. Gadafi Kacancu who was instrumental for Arua Hill against Onduparaka is battling malaria. Geriga Atendele and Ibrahim Faizul remain long-term absentees for the Kongolo. Samuel Sekamatte and Allan Mugalu have family issues and haven’t travelled to Wankulukuku.
Head to Head
Express have not won a league match against Arua Hill SC since the latter earned promotion to the StarTimes Uganda Premier League. The Mukwano gwabangi lost their previous two games to the West Nile based side.
StarTimes Uganda Premier League – Match Day 11 Fixtures
Friday 2 December 2022
- Onduparaka FC Vs KCCA FC, Bombo Military Barracks Grounds-Wakiso (2:00 pm)
- Express FC Vs Arua Hill SC, Muteesa II Stadium-Wankulukuku (4:00 pm)
- URA FC Vs Blacks Power FC, Nakisunga Ssaza Ground – Mukono (4:00pm)
- BUL FC VsWakiso Giants FC, FUFA Technical Centre- Njeru (4:00pm)
Sunday 4 December 2022
- SC Villa Vs Maroons FC, Akibua Memorial Stadium-Lira (2:00 pm) Live on FUFA TV
- Gaddafi FC VsVipers SC, Kakindu Stadium-Jinja (4:00pm)
Monday 5 December 2022
- Busoga United FC Vs Soltilo Bright Stars FC, Kakindu Stadium-Jinja (4:00 pm)