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Express Vs Wakiso Giants: Team News, Probable Lineups, Preview, Stats and Stats

Friday, April 28
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*BUL Vs Bright Stars


Team News
Ivan Mayanja and Shafiq Ssebyala remain sidelined due to injury.

Arthur Kiggundu is also out as he steadily recovers while striker Anwar Ntege returns from suspension.

Midfielder Muhammed Ssenoga is a doubt after he was stretched off injured in their previous game against Bright Stars.

For Wakiso Giants, defenders Paul Willa and Apollo Kagogwe are still out while Mikdad Ssenyonga also joins the list of absentees.

Titus Ssematimba is the other player who is a doubt for this contest.

Midfielder Lawrence Bukenya will miss out due to suspension.

Probable Lineups

*Express FC – Abdul Kimera GK, Andrew Kaggwa, Joseph Dhata, Isma Kawawulo, Daniel Shabene, Denis Otim, Enock Ssebagala, Marvin Oshaba, Joseph Akandwanaho, Boban Zirintuusa, Allan Kayiwa

*Wakiso Giants- Bashir Ssekagya (GK), Grant Matsiko, George Kaddu, Ambrose Arinda, Ronald Madoi, Tom Masiko, Hassan Ssenyonjo, Marvin Nyanzi, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Norman Ogik, Moses Aliro.

Preview: Express Eye Wakiso Revenge

Express will all go out for revenge as Wakiso Giants visit Wankulukuku on Friday evening.

The Red Eagles suffered a 3-2 defeat to the Purple Sharks in a game held at Wakisha last year in November.

That day, despite their striker Anwar Ntege scoring a brace, Express failed to avoid defeat away from home.

Then, striker Frank Ssebuufu and midfielder Owen Baba Kasule scored for Wakiso Giants, but the pair have all since departed for greener pastures in USA.

On Friday, Express head coach James odoch revealed that they want to stop the Giants and they are ready for them.

“The game will be tight because they’re a good team technically but we will ensure to stop them, they beat us in the reverse fixture but we learnt from our mistakes and we hope to collect maximum points tomorrow, he told the club’s media on Thursday.

The Red Eagles picked a vital point against Bright Stars in their 1- all draw this week on Tuesday, with Allan Kayiwa the saviour on the day.

The task at hand for Express is to finish the season in style as they seek for a better position.

And given the fact that they are already out of the Uganda Cup, their full focus is now to pick needed results as they seek to climax the season in a better way.

They will call upon their star man, Allan Kayiwa, who is now in double figures (10) to be at his best if they are to pick needed results at home.

Meanwhile, the visitors, Wakiso Giants will be seeking to complete a league double against the Red Eagles on Friday.

The Purple Sharks picked a hard fought 3-2 win over Express in the reverse fixture held at Wakisha grounds last year.

And they come in to this game, having picked a comfortable 3-0 over Onduparaka recently, a game that ended their winless streak.

Before that victory , they had not tasted any victory, including three back to back losses on the bounce.

The visit to Wankulukuku will be seen as another opportunity to pick back to back wins as they also target a better finish in the season.

Stats
Express
are currently 9th on the log with 29 points.

They have picked three wins, drawn twice in their last five league games.

For Wakiso Giants, they are currently 7th with 30 points.

They have picked only one win in their last five league games. (W1, D1, L3).

Head to Head

2022/23
Express Vs Wakiso Giants….?
Wakiso Giants 3-2 Express

2021/2022
Wakiso Giants 1-2 Express FC
Express 1-0 Wakiso Giants

2020/2021
Express 3-0 Wakiso Giants
Wakiso Giants Vs Express (Not played due to COVID)

2019/2020
Wakiso Giants 0-3 Express
Express Vs Wakiso Giants (Not played due to COVID)

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