Uganda’s CAF Champions League representatives Express FC are upbeat about their
fixture with Sudan’s Al Merrick at St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende tomorrow.
Express FC’s head coach, Wasswa Bbosa, says that they will capitalize on the experience
from the CECAFA Tournament to search for victory.
//Cue in: Okuva lwetwava mu …
Cue out: … nga tufuna obuwanguzi”//
Team captain Enock Walusimbi also believes that
they are ready to face El Merrikh based on their exposure from CECAFA.
//Cue in: Tommorow’s game …
Cue out: … tomorrow to win”//
The match between the two sides promises to be a
tough contest since Uganda’s side has so far bagged two trophies including the
domestic Uganda Premier League and the regional CECAFA Kagame Cup in Kigali,
The Wankulukuku based team will have to raise
their spirits high if they are to overcome a resilient Sudanese side that has far more experience on the
continental level. The two sides will battle in a double header as they struggle to
reach the second Preliminary round.
Wednesday, Express confirmed that their head coach Wasswa
Bbossa had renewed his contract with the Wankulukuku based club for another year. This is expected to raise the confidence of the team ahead of the continental championship.
On top of that, Express recently confirmed the
signing of midfielder Nicholas Kasozi and defender Deus Bukenya to beef up
their squad ahead of their first continental appearance in over 13 years.
The red eagles will need the brilliance of their forwards Erick Kambale,
Martin Kiiza and Godfrey Lwesibawa to help them break Al Merrick’s defence. They also
need the experience of Muzamiru Mutyaba and defender
Murshid Juuko to help them silence Al Merrikh.
Unfortunately, the Red Eagles will not enjoy their usual fanfare home ground at “Betway Mutesa II
memorial stadium” since the stadium does not reach CAF Standards. Express will
host the first encounter at St. Mary’s stadium in Kitende and later travel to
Sudan for the return leg on 18th September 2021.
Express FC will also miss
the supportive environment of their fans since the game will be played behind
closed doors. The winner of the two legs on aggregate will advance to the second
preliminary round. nd.