Kakungulu Cup Quarter-final
Express v Police
DAVID Otti is nearing return to duty at Wankulukuku stadium but the veteran coach will miss his fourth match at the Express bench when the Red Eagles host Police FC in a Kakungulu Cup quarterfinal today.
Otti was discharged from Mulago hospital after an operation to his foot and is steadily recovering.
Express and Police last clashed in the Kakungulu in the 2003 final which The Red Eagles â€“ the most successful side in the competition â€“â€“ won 3-1 to lift their tenth trophy.
Assistant coach Matia Lule sounded positive about todayâ€™s encounter at Wankulukuku. He said he had had a chat on phone with Otti on how to approach the fixture.
â€œWe shall miss him (Otti) but we are not panicking. He has told me to go and fight,â€ Lule said after training yesterday.
Although Express will deploy Daniel Sserunkuuma and Moses Ndaula to hunt for the goals, the Red Eagles will be without first choice goalkeeper Godfrey Wakabu, who suffered a knock in the Cranes camp. He will pave way for Robert Ssaka to take charge.
Police FC coach, Angelo Lonyesi is on the other hand determined to fight for his first silverware if he must keep trust of the Cops officials.
The two leg semi-finals and the final will be played next month.
Eagles to miss Wakabu for Cup tie