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Startimes UPL: Express and Bright Stars meet with an intention of maintaining their winning runs

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Express will host Bright stars in their seventh game of the season at the Wankulukuku Stadium on Tuesday

This game comes at a good time for the hosts as they have won three games on the bounce 2-1 against Onduparaka, 1-0 to BUL and lastly 1-0 against Busoga United courtesy of a late Allan Kayiwa free kick.

This will a great test for Red Eagles who struggled in their last games with Bright Stars most natably those in the previous season that ended in stalemate (0-0) and (1-1).

Ahead of the Former Bright Stars midfielder Andrew Kaggwa spoke to the club media and said his side are going to try and prove a point;

We find ourselves in a good run of results and we want to maintain that performance but we are going to face a tricky side who are trying to gather results here and there and are going to come to try and prove a point but I believe that we have prepared enough to encounter them.

There will be Red Eagles that will face their former side in Andrew Kaggwa, Derrick Ngoobi, and forward Joseph Akandwanaho

On the side of Bright Stars, they come into this game with Confidence after winning their last game against Onduparaka.

The team which has been named the “draw specialists” of late with the most in the division five(5) will hope to secure a win this time round after their great run against Express.

Ahead of the encounter, Bright Stars forward Emmanuel Loki labeled the game as a sure win.

Tomorrow’s game is a special one, We have a good record against Express FC so it’s a sure win for us

Last game.

Express won 1-0 away at Busoga courtesy of a Allan Kayiwa free kick in the 87th minute while Bright Stars won 2-1 at home against Onduparaka FC.

What would a win do?

A win for Express will take them up the log to 5th with 14 points level on points with SC Villa and Vipers SC while a For Bright stars, it will push them to 6th in place of Express FC.

Team news.

Express will welcome back midfielder Hussein Ssenonga after he missing the game against Busoga United.

For Bright Stars they continue to be without Alex Mandela and Ashraf Mulindi

Probable Line-up.

Express FC

Denis Otim (GK), Joseph Dhata, Denis Otim, Isa Lumu, Farouk Katongole, Daniel Shabena, Hussein Ssenoga, Anwar Ntege, Ivan Mayanja, Allan Kayiwa, Joseph Akandwanaho

Bright Stars FC

Hassan Matovu (GK) , Jonathan Odongo, Warren Buule, Andrew Kyambadde, Denis Omony Kaka, Fiat Cleophas, Sharif Nsereko, Emmanuel Loki, Noordin Bunjo, Sam Ssenyonjo, Nelson Ssenkatuuka

Head to head

2021/22

Express FC 1-1 Bright Stars
Bright stars 0-0 Express FC

2020/21

Express FC 2-1 Bright Stars
Bright Stars 2-1 Express FC

2019/20

Express FC 1-1 Bright Stars

2018/19

Bright Stars 1-1 Express FC
Express FC 3-1 Bright Stars

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