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17 Oct


  • Busoga United Vs URA FC – Kakindu stadium (2:00pm)
  • Express FC Vs Gaddafi FC – Wankulukuku (4:00pm)


Early week action returns in the Uganda Premier League Match day four as of Tuesday 18th October 2022 as two crucial fixtures takes place in the central and Eastern part of the country. Seen as one o the early kicks is the 2:00PM EAT encounter between the Legendary 1957 Express FC and the 2012 entrants the Soldier Boys Gadafi FC. 

Express FC comes into this game as a wounded Lion having lost the bragging rights in Kampala to SC Villa who won over them 2:0 at Wankuluku. Express have so far only won one of its three games as seen below;

Team News - Express FC

Express will be without midfielder Abu baker Kasule and left back Arthur Kiggundu as for at the sticks Youthful goalkeeper David Lukwago and Yusuf Ssozi are still recovering from injuries meanwhile For defender Derrick Ngoobi, he will be need a late fitness test if he is to feature in this game.

Team News - Gadafi FC

For Gaddafi, their Captain Waiswa Andrew is the latest name to join the sickbay. Kirya Amos, Mulimi Frank, Bithum Ronald, Kasozi Nicolas and Jamaldine Buchochera are the other absentees while pacy winger Lwesibawa Godfrey is on national team duties with the Sand Cranes team.

Probable Lineups - Express FC

Dennis Otim GK, Andrew Kaggwa, Isa Lumu, Farouk Katongole, Joseph Akandwanaho, Ssenoga Hussein, Daniel Shabene, Allan Kayiwa, Ivan Mayanja, , Ntege Anwar, Marvin Oshaba.

Probable Lineups -Gaddafi FC

Joel Mutukubwa GK, Ibrahim Kiyimba, Dan Birikwalira, Shafik Bakaki, Sadiq Ssekyembe, Amir Kakomo, Johnson Odongo, Mahad Yaya Kakooza, Alex Kitata, Sibira Yunus, Sserunkuma Simon

Wasswa points guns to Former bosses as Express FC Will host Jinja based side Gaddafi FC at Wankulukuku in their second home game of the Uganda premier League.

And Gaddafi head coach Wasswa Bbosa will be making his return to a familiar side Wankulukuku. Bbosa was relieved of his duties at the start of this year on February 14th, ending his two year spell at Wankulukuku. He had helped express win a league title after ten years and also won the their maiden CECAFA Kagame cup. But his departure came with a lot of mixed reactions starting from the top management at club. It was said that Bbosa had fallen out with Express CEO Isaac Mwesigwa, with the two said to have bad blood in between.

And at one time before his departure early this year, Bbosa told the pressmen in his last home game that Mwesigwa had paid referees so that he can loose all his opening games and be fired.

On his return, he finds Express under the stewardship of then his assistant James Odoch, who was trusted by Express management. Bbosa also returns with a couple of former express players including Goalkeeper Joel Mutukubwa, Sadiq Ssekyembe, Mahad Yaya Kakooza, whom he signed from the Red Eagles in the recent window.

But his new side, Gaddafi have had a low start into the season as they lost to SC Villa in the opener and drew goalless against Onduparaka in their recent game.
Ahead of the game Bbosa said,

“The game is going to be very competitive because both teams have what it takes. I have been at Express and I have a lot of respect for the club.”

“However this game is very important to us because we are yet to register our first game this season. I believe we have done good preparations to try and get a positive result, Bbosa told the club’s media on Monday.

On Tuesday, Bbosa’s major worry will be his side’s inability to convert the few available as seen in their opening two games.

But since, this is his return to Wankulukuku, Bbosa will task his men to stage a better performance against his former bosses and prove a point.

For the hosts, Express, they will be seeking to bounce back with victory when they host Gaddafi.

The Red Eagles suffered a 2-0 loss to rivals SC Villa at Wankulukuku last week on Friday. But despite the loss, Express looked the better side but failed to take away their chances after a heavy downpour at Wankulukuku.

This will be the third meeting between the two sides. Express have won once and picked a draw with Gaddafi yet to taste victory against the Wankulukuku based club.

Ahead of the game, head coach James Odoch, who was then an assistant to Bbosa said

“We lost our previous game against SC Villa. We are already focused on our next game tomorrow. Most of the players were from express including the coach so it turns out to be a derby as well. We shall plan very well to see that we win tomorrow’s game, he told the club’s media on Monday.

Playing at home, express will targeting their second win of the season having picked one against URA at the same venue. Allan Kayiwa, who already has two goals on his name this season will once again be tasked to lift his side on Tuesday.

Gaddafi FC 1:1 Express FC - Uganda Premier League 2021-2022 Highlights


As action between Express FC and Gadafi FC continues 600KM away from the Busoga land back in the Jinja city at Kakindu returns full swing script as Former Jinja SSS FC hosts the tax collectors URA FC as of Tuesday 18th October 2022. 

The tax collectors - URA FC are already in Jinja and  held their last training at Hormsdalen Primary School Gayaza on Monday morning and immediately left for Jinja ahead of our game against Busoga United tomorrow (Tuesday) at Kakindu Stadium@2pm. Busoga United will be hoping to bounce back against struggling URA FC at Kakindu stadium in Jinja.

URA are yet to register wins as they enter into match day four of the Uganda Premier League fixture

However, Busoga United succumbed to a 3-2 defeat against UPDF FC in their last league game.

Head coach Paul Kiwanuka has hinted on better preparations they have had with their main focus put on rectifying the mistakes which cost them points in their game against UPDF FC.

“The preparations have been good as we head into our fourth game. We lost our previous game against UPDF FC in Bombo and we have been rectifying the mistakes we faced in that game as we failed to pick any point,” said Paul Kiwanuka.

Busoga United comes into the URA FC game with a fully fit squad as all players have been passed fit by the clubs medical doctors ahead of the game. 

“We failed to achieve our targets in the previous game but this time round we have prepared well as we have a fully fit squad with all those who have been on injuries now cleared by the doctors, so it’s upto the technical team to select the best players that will represent us well.”

Coach Kiwanuka went ahead to ask the fans to show up in huge numbers to rally behind their team.

“The fans should be patient with the team as some of the players are new and some young, we are trying to build a team that will achieve our targets and maybe in a few games to come we shall be able to assemble a team stronger squad.

“They should be patient but let them turn up in big numbers to support us tomorrow as we expect a win.”
URA FC are yet to hit the ground running despite having a more experienced squad – the tax collectors have managed to collect two points from their three games they have played.

They lost their striking duo of Cromwell Rwothomio and Steven Mukwala, and have since struggled to put the ball in the back of the net with just a single goal. from the three games.

Busoga United has been a stubborn side facing the Tax Collectors, picking three wins and drawing four in the 11 meetings.

Team News - Busoga United

The team is boosted by the return of Herbert Onyango who missed their game against UPDF FC due to a knock. They have not reported any injury worry ahead of URA FC.

Team News - URA FC 

The tax collectors welcome youngsters Justin Opiro and Simon Baligeya, both players have been engaged with the Uganda U23 team. James Alitho is a long-term injury as he will miss the first round after undergoing an operation.

Probable Lineups Busoga United 

Ssekandi Andrew(GK), Kintu Hassan, Isaac Isinde, Ibrahim Kayiwa, Derrick Basoga, Franco Balabala, Peter Onzima, Dan Sewava , Laban Tibiita, Edrine Opaala, Nicholas Mweru•URA FC- Nafian Alionzi GK, James Begisa, Eric Ssenjobe, Patrick Mbowa, Najib Fesali, Hassan Kalega, Joachim Ojera, Shafik Kagimu, Saidi Kyeyune, Viane Sekajugo, Derrick Nsibambi

Head to head 2021/2022

Busoga United 1-3 URA FC
URA FC 2-3 Busoga United2020/21
Busoga United Vs URA FC (not played)
URA FC 1-0 Busoga United2019/20
Busoga United 3-0 URA FC
URA FC 0-0 Busoga United2018/19
URA FC 2-0 Busoga United
Busoga United 1-1 URA FC2017/18
URA FC 2-0 Busoga United
Busoga United 1-0 URA FC2016/17
URA FC 1-1 Busoga United
Busoga United 0-0 URA FC

URA FC 2-3 Busoga United | Goals and Highlights (May 15, 2022)

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