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URA faces Express with an eye on extending unbeaten run

By Shafik Ssenoga, Bruno Mugooda

Added 26th March 2019 03:22 AM

Express will be without striker Eric Kambale after aggravating a hamstring injury

StarTimes Uganda Premier League 

URA v Express (Namboole 4 pm)

Tooro United v BUL (Wankulukuku 4:30 pm)

Wednesday

Vipers v Maroons

Kirinya Jinja v KCCA 

Onduparaka v SC Villa 

URA will be looking to stretch their unbeaten run in the StarTimes Uganda Premier league to ten matches.

The tax collectors who have gone nine games without defeat are favourites in today’s encounter when they host Express at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

A win will see URA go third on the table standings with 42 points, seven below table leaders KCCA who will not be in action.

Eleventh on the log with 29 points, Express has largely been inconsistent in the league, something they need to work on before they confront a side like URA that has conceded the least number of goals (10) in the league.

Express will be without striker Eric Kambale after aggravating a hamstring injury and he will be expected to be back after one week.

The return of midfielder Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye from a hamstring injury will be a big boost for George Ssimwogerere’s side that played to a goalless draw with URA in the reverse fixture.   

URA coach Sam Simbwa was the last tactician to win a major trophy with Express - the 2012 league title.

Elsewhere, Tooro United will face BUL at Muteesa II Memorial Stadium in Wankulukuku. Tooro shifted to Wankulukuku after their home ground, Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal, was taken over by the government for reconstruction.

Buhinga has been one the toughest grounds in the league that no team managed to pick a win from Tooro during their tenancy. 

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