THE BIG MATCH PREVIEW: Express Out To Avoid Successive Defeats Against Arua Hill SC
Express Football Club will be determined to register thier first ever win against the visitors and return to winning ways when they host Arua Hill Sports Club in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Friday 2nd December 2022.
The Red Eagles will face off against The Leopards at Wankulukuku Stadium in a match that offers both sides the opportunity to either consolidate or improve on their position in the league table.
James Odoch’s guns are back in action after suffering two consecutive defeat including the most recent 3-2 defeat away to Wakiso Giants.
The hosts are currently placed 5th on the league standings with 14 points from 9 matches and a victory against Arua Hill will elevate them to 17 points.
Meanwhile Arua Hill Sports Club travel to their next match after returning to their winning ways from 4 consecutive defeat as they saw off rivals Onduparaka FC 2-1 at Barifa Stadium and will be hoping to extend their form to Wankulukuku stadium tomorrow ahead of their when they face Express FC.
The Leopards find themselves in the 8th position with 13 points from 9 games and will leapfrog Express to the 5th place if they overcome the hosts and other results go their way.
Express FC have been boosted by the timely arrivals of goalkeeper David Lukwago, defender Aboubakar Kasule and midfielder Faisal Ssekyanzi who have been long-term absentees due to injury have returned to training.
StrikerJoseph Akandwanaho who missed Monday’s game against Wakiso through illness is back and available for selection meanwhile Allan Kayiwa will continue to be on the sideline due illness.
As for Arua Hill SC they will be without their head coach Charles Livingstone Mbabazi, his assistant Yusuf Ssenyonjo, Goalkeeper Richard Anyama and defender Bright Vuni who have been suspended for misconduct during their defeat against Gaddafi Football Club.
The duo of Atendele Geriga and Ibrahim Faisul will continue to be sidelined due to injuries but the rest of the squads are available for selections.
Express FC vs Arua Hill SC Fixture History:
This will be the third time the two teams will meet in history. The last two fixtures saw Arua Hill collect maximum points as they defeated Express FC home and away last season (1-0 at Barifa courtesy of a lone goal from Gadafi Wahab) and (2-0 at Wankuluku stadium thanks to goals from Robert Eseru and Rashid Kawawa)
REF WATCH-Express FC vs Arua Hill SC:
- Referee: Paul Turyamureeba
- 1st assistant: Dick Okello
- 2nd assistant: Fahad Sekayuba
- Fourth official: Richard Kimbowa
- Assessor : Denis Batte
- Coordinator: Hassan Kavuma