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Express aim to mantain perfect record against Wakiso Giants in visit to Kabaka Kyabaggu


Sinan Rajub SENOGA

Express FC will be banking on their perfect head to head record against Wakiso Giants as they visit Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium in Wakiso in the only league game scheduled for Monday.

The Red Eagles have won all their four previous meetings against the Purple Sharks since their first ever meeting in 2019.

The highly anticipated clash comes as both sides are seeking to return to winning ways following unconvincing results in their most recent league games.

Express lost 2-0 at home to Soltilo Bright Stars courtesy of a Nelson Ssenkatuka brace whereas Wakiso Giants were held to a goalless draw by the bottom placed Onduparaka side at Bombo.

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The game will be testing Wakiso’s credentials since they currently lead the table and posses an eight match unbeaten run since losing their opener against KCCA FC.

The John Luyinda coached side leads the table with 18 points garnered from nine games while Express sit 5th with 14 points from eight games played.

Team News

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Wakiso Giants have no reported injury concerns after striker Sharif Kimbowa has been declared fit for the contest despite receiving a knock in the previous game.

Express on the other hand have ruled out wingers Allan Kayiwa and Joseph Akandwanaho due to illness.

Midfielder Daniel Shabena will miss the game as he starts his two match suspension having been sent off against Bright Stars.

Other long term absentees Abubaker Kasule, David Lukwago and Yusuf Ssozi are still ruled out of action.

What They Say

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John Luyinda, Wakiso Giants head coach

” We are facing a good team that is wounded and that makes the duel a highly intriguing one. But as usual, we have had good preparations and played at home means we must do everything right to pick all points.

“In football, we don’t duel much on the past but the present and we are fully focused on the game tomorrow and not the past meetings.” Luyinda said via the club’s website.

James Odoch, Express FC head coach

“We expect a tough encounter against Wakiso who are without a doubt the best team in the league so far when you look at the standings and how they are playing. But we have a strong record against them and we shall be hoping to capitalize on that to ensure that we return to winning ways having lost our previous game against Bright Stars.” Odoch said via the club’s website.

Players to watch

Ibrahim Kasule, Titus Ssematimba and Moses Aliro are expected to be instrumental for the home side.

For the visiting Red Eagles, if it’s not Kayiwa then it’s supposed to Marvin Oshaba, Enock Ssebagala and Hussein Senoga for inspiration.

Head To Head

13/4/2022: Wakiso Giants 1-2 Express
26/11/2021: Express 1-0 Wakiso Giants
26/2/2021: Express 3-0 Wakiso Giants
2/11/2019: Wakiso Giants 0-3 Express

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