Express FC vs BUL FC | Monday 11th March | Betway Stadium, Wankulukuku | Kick off: 3:00pm
Express FC and BUL FC renew rivalry in the quarter finals of the Uganda Cup at Muteesa II Stadium, Wakulukuku.
Both sides will be seeking to progress to the semifinals of Uganda’s oldest competition to join early birds Kyetume FC and Bright Stars.
The spotlight will however shine more brighter on the Red Eagles who are enduring an average league season at the moment.
That way, the remaining hopes to salvage their season is a solid deep run in the Uganda Cup, that will also see them chase a record 11th crown.
However, Coach George Ssimwogerere’s side need to take care of a tricky BUL side.
The Jinja based side has proved a hard nut to crack for the Uganda Cup record champions and come into this duel having won the most recent meeting a month ago thanks to a late Pierre Kambale Muhindo goal.
“We are very ready, the boys have been together and those who were injured are back so we shall play a good game better than our last game because we missed very many players who we have this time around,” Ssemwogerere told this website.
The home side will welcome back forward Eric Kambale from a two month injury absence while Isaac Mutanga also returns.
“It’s good that they are back, though Kambale is not yet on the level he is supposed to be playing at but he is doing well, Mutanga adds leadership to us and he is welcome.”
“Umony (Brian) is also improving fitness wise as well as Tony Odur, they are experienced players and make us stronger which we need right now.”
Express edged Police on penalties in the previous round while BUL made easy work of Bukedea Town Council 4-1 at Njeru.
The Red Eagles will rely on Michael Birungi, Disan Galiwango and Frank Zaga Tumwesigye while goalkeeper Mathias Muwanga will have to be on his best if Express are to advance to the last four.
BUL will look up to offensive options in Hamis Tibita, James Otim and Express’ tormentor Kambale in search for their second semi final appearance since 2015.
Vipers and Proline will tussle it out for the fourth and final semi final slot on Tuesday at Lugogo.