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Startimes UPL: Express visit Maroons in Luzira


Maroons will look to host Express with hope that they can collect a win in their own yard at the Luzira Prisons Grounds in a league game on Friday.

The Prisons side sit 10th on the table with 14 points after 12 games and will be boosted by the fact that they have lost only once at home(1-3 against Blacks Power) out of six.

They will look to forward Fred Amaku and Abraham Tusubira for goals on such a big game they have always delivered.

On the otherside, Express who collected an important point in their last game will head into this fixture with at most confidence.

With lots of talk of unpaid salaries surrounding the players, the Red Eagles will be eying their fifth win of the campaign and first of the last six games.

They also hope Allan Kayiwa will rise to the occasion once again to put up a great display with goals inclusive.

Ahead of the game, Express head coach James Odoch insists that his side has prepared to defend well and score goals ;

“We are not in a good situation due to poor results recently but a point against Vipers motivated the team.” he said

“I know how stubborn Maroons is especially when playing from home, we shall find the game abit difficult but we have as well prepared very well and we hope to defend well and score goals to win the game.” He concluded

The Wankulukuku side sit 9th on the log with 15 points, one above their opponent on the day.

Last game.

Both sides drew the last game, Maroons drawing 2-2 away in Arua with Onduparaka as Express held Vipers 0-0 at Wankulukuku

What would a win do?

A win will take Express up the table to 8th with 18 points while for Maroons it will lift them to 8th or 9th depending on the goals they score.

Team news.

Maroons welcome back skipper David Ndihabwe who is fit to face former pay masters

For Express they will be without four first team players in Joseph Akandwanaho and Faruku Katongole due to illness while goalkeeper Denis Otim and defender Andrew Kaggwa are suspended having accumulated three yellow cards.

Probable Line-ups

Maroons FC.

Simon Tamale (GK), Sula Mpanga, Fredrick Kigozi, Ben Olega, Patrick Bayiga, Norman Odipio, David Ndihabwe, Isaac Mpagi, Brian Nkuubi, Fred Amaku, Henry Kitagenda

Express FC

Abdul Kimera (GK), Joseph Dhata, Denis Otim, Isa Lumu, Daniel Shabene, Enoch Ssebagala, Hussein Ssenoga, Anwar Ntege, Ivan Mayanja, Shafic Ssebyala, Allan Kayiwa

Head to head


Maroons 0-1 Express
Express 2-2 Maroons

In the other games of the day, KCCA welcome Busoga United to Lugogo as Onduparaka visit Blacks Power in Lira.

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