THE BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Onduparaka Look To Continue Fine Form vs Express FC
WestNile gaints Onduparaka Football Club will look to continue their fine form in the league when they visit Express Football Club at Mutessa II stadium (Wankulukuku).
The mouth-watering StarTimes Uganda Premier League clash gets underway on Friday 22/04/2022, kick-off at 16h00.
The Caterpillars have picked up 12 points from the last 15 up for grabs with their most recent a 1-0 win over SC Villa at Ababet GreenLight thanks to the lone goal from prolific goal machine Muhammad Shaban.
Express on the other hand managed to pick up 11 points from their last 5 games on the road. The Red Eagles were winners in their previous encounter as they defeated Wakiso Gaints 2-1 at Wankulukuku Stadium coutersy of a brace from Captain Enock Walusimbi while Moses Aliro scored a consolation goal for the Purple Sharks.
Express vs Onduparaka Team News:
The Red Eagles will be without the injured duo of Mahad Yaya Kakooza and Godfrey Lwesibawa meanwhile custodian Denis Otim is out nursing a cut on the eyebrows which he picked up on national team duty.
However James Odoch will be pleased by the return of assistant captain Abel Etrude who have recovered from an injury layoff.
As for the Caterpillars they will continue to be without their assistant captain Rashid Okockha and Agau Rashid who have been sidelined due to suspension and injury respectively but the rest of the players are available for selections.
Head-to-Head Express FC vs Onduparaka:
The last time the two teams met the game ended in a 1-1 draw with Godfrey Lwesibwa cancelling out Muhammad Shaban’s opener at Ababet GreenLight Stadium last year in November.
However the fixture has produced 9 meetings between the two teams, resulting into two wins for Express FC, three wins for Onduparaka FC and four draws.
Tournament’s Log Chart:
Ahead of Friday’s fixtures, Express FC sit in the 6th place of the log with 42 points from 25 games whilst the Caterpillars are 9th with 30 points from 24 matches.
Startimes Uganda Premier League MD26-Fixtures: (Friday 22/04/2022)
- Express FC vs Onduparaka FC
- Police FC vs URA FC
- Center Referee: Mashood Ssali
- 1st assistant: Okello Lee
- 2nd assistant:Tobby Obua
- Fourth official: Richard Kimbowa