BUSOGA UNITED vs EXPRESS FC: The Red Eagles aim to end three match winless streak

David GOMBE 

Express FC will begin life under the interim stewardship of James Odoch when they travel to Busoga United for the Uganda Premier league game at Kakindu Stadium in Jinja on Friday.

The reigning Uganda Premier league champions earlier this week sacked head coach Wasswa Bbosa and replaced him with Odoch.

Bbosa’s last game in charge of the Red ended in a 2-2 stalemate at Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku last week.

Despite a 15 game unbeaten run, Express are winless in their previous three league games.

Busoga United come into this game after suffering a 3-1 defeat to Onduparaka FC in Arua.

What the coaches say

James Odoch (Express FC)

“Tomorrow’s game is going to be tough, my history tells me we have always had a tough time when playing away in the east. Busoga is a good team despite their league position but according to the training we’ve done, the boys are in good shape and i believe we shall win the game”.

Team News


The hosts have a fully fit squad and will look up Ntege Anwar, Shaka Ssozi and Edrine Opaala for inspiration.

Skipper Anthony Mayanja has also returned to the side after recovering from injury, he sustained in the defeat against URA.


Arthur Kiggundu is the only players unavailable but the rest of the squad is fully fit for the contest.

Match Stats

This will be the 10th meeting between the two sides. In the previous 9, Express have managed 5 wins, Busoga 3 and only one game has ended in a stalemate.

Impact of Victory for either side

Busoga United will move out of the relegation zone with victory against the Red Eagles and will move to 17 points leapfrogging Mbarara City in the 13th position.

Express are searching for their fourth league win on the road this term and will move to fourth place with 32 points with a win in Jinja.

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