With five points separating the two sides, and nine games left to the end of the season, any result from this fixture will be very telling in the quest...
IUEA are in their second season of the league after going winless in 2019.
At Mutesa II Stadium, Ronald Magwali's 30th-minute header from a Fred Agandu cross proves decisive.
“Ours is a difficult group but I think we can make it," says KIU coach Geoffrey Akabwai.
He was influential in the 2017/18 league-winning squad under Portuguese tactician Miguel da Costa.
Express hold a rich history in the competition, having won it 10 times - and are joint record-holders with KCCA.
The ninth edition of the University Football League kicks off Wednesday. Four new entrants are set to make their debut this season.
It will be a new-look squad for holders UCU following the departure of eight players.
All eyes will be on holders Proline, who host Tororo side Admin today at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.
Tito Okello was in remarkable goalscoring form in Njeru as he scored his first hattrick at Vipers to stretch the Venoms' lead over KCCA to five points....
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