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URA, Express vie for quarter final slot in 4th meeting of the season



URA FC and Express FC will face off in the second leg of the Stanbic Uganda Cup round of 16 at the Arena of Visions in Ndejje.

Express come into the encounter with a slim advantage after winning 2-1 in the first leg at Wankulukuku on Saturday.

Ibrahim Dada scored for the Tax Collectors in the second minute of the game but the Red Eagles fought back through Martin Kizza and Eric Kambale.

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Express will be targeting a fourth win over Sam Ssimbwa’s men this season after winning the twice in the league, 1-0 at Ndejje and 3-1 at Wankulukuku.

URA will have to negotiate the tie without their two lead strikers Cromwell Rwothomio and Steven Mukwala who missed the first leg due to injury.

Hannington Ssebwalunyo is expected to start in goal in absence of Nafian Alionzi while Julius Mutyaba is ruled out after limping off in the first half of the first leg.

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Ssimbwa will look up to skipper Shafik Kagimu and Moses Sseruyidde Kinye alongside the only available striker Ibrahim Dada in search of the desired result.

Express’ long term absentees Abel Eturude, Arthur Kiggundu and George Ssenkaaba remain sidelined. Isa Lumu has recovered from a fever but he will have to pass a late fitness test.

Wasswa Bbosa says his team will be cautious not to concede but will look forward to converting the goal scoring chances that will come their way,

“We have prepared well ahead of tomorrow’s Stanbic Uganda Cup return leg against URA FC, the target is avoid conceding but score as well because it’s important we use our chances, the focus is to advance to the quarter finals.”

Bbosa said via the club’s website.

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Bbosa will rely on Kizza, Godfrey Lwesibawa and the in-form Kambale to overcome the Tax Collectors.

URA need to overturn the first leg defeat with at least a 1-0 win to proceed to the quarter finals.

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