New Express boss Bbosa optimistic of revival

By Shafik Ssenoga

The Red Eagles are 13th on the log on 21 points, one above the relegation zone. Bbosa believes they can survive the drop.

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KAMPALA - Express FC's new head coach Wasswa Bbosa is optimistic that he can revive the struggling side.

Bbosa, who has returned to the club for the second time after the sacking of George Ssimwogerere, believes he knows the identity of the team.

"I believe we can survive relegation," he said.

"We just need to add in some players in the team and everything will be okay. I have been at Express before so I know what to do.

"Express is a big side that does not need to be in such a situation. There is no need to worry - everything will be ok," added Bbosa.

He has been given until the end of the season to revive the six-time Premier League champions. He will have to first deal with the confidence of his players.

Express are lying 13th on the log on 21 points, hanging just one position above the drop zone. To give you a better idea of how far down they have sunk, The Red Eagles are 25 points adrift of leaders Vipers.

Bbosa is now the third coach in two seasons to take charge of Express after Ssimwogerere and Kefa Kisala.

Musa Mukasa, Isa Lumu, Mahad Yaya Kakooza are some of the players Bbosa is pleading with football governing body FUFA to add to the Express team despite the transfer having ended last month.

The said players are currently free agents after leaving Tooro United.

Express, who last won silverware in 2012, only have a chance of winning the Uganda Cup as the only trophy this season. They play Maroons in the round of 32.

Bbosa‘s first game in charge will be against Onduparaka this Friday at Green Light stadium in Arua in the Premier League. In the first round, The Red Eagles suffered a 2-0 defeat to the West Nile side at Wankulukuku Stadium.

Bbosa, who has been out of employment since resigning at Tooro United in October last year, will work with James Odoch and Samuel Kawalya as his assistant and goalkeeping coaches, respectively.