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Express keen to keep KCCA in sight

Friday April 22, 2016 Maroons Vs Express @ 4.30pm

When the two teams faced off in the first round, Maroons threw away a two-goal lead in the second half to lose 3-2 at Mutesa II Wankulukuku.

Hood Muliki and Maxwell Okello strikes were cancelled out by an Eric Ssebuguzi brace and Caeser Okhuti goal as the Red Eagles took the day.

As the two sides meet again on Friday, Maroons coach Paddy Kintu, whose side have, conceded late goals in most of their games this campaign, says such problems have been rectified.

“Loss of concentration in the closing stages of the games has cost us many points,” Kintu told upl.co.ug.

“But it’s something we have worked on in the past few days and hopefully, there won’t be a repeat of that against Express,” he added.

The hosts are without goalkeeper Jamal Malyamungu, who is serving a ban for a red card earned against Sadolin Paints.

Midfielder Sydney Chika is also doubtful after he was stretchered off in the same game decided by Nasser Muzamiru’s 75th minute strike.

On the other hand, Express coach Wasswa Bbosa doesn’t expect an easy game from the bottom-placed side but warns that maximum points is the target.

“If we are to keep pace with KCCA, we need to win games like this,” he stated.

“Given their situation, they will be eager to survive but we are ready for anything,” he added.

Veteran striker Tony Odur, who netted a double in the win over Lweza last week, will be the man to watch for the Eagles while Patrick Kaddu carries the hosts hopes.

Victory for fifth-placed Express may lift them to second on the log as long as the winning margin is three goals.

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