Saturday fixtures @4pm

  • SC Villa vs Express – Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku
  • Gaddafi vs NEC – Fufa Technical Centre, Njeru
  • UPDF vs Busoga United – Bombo Military Grounds  

Baker Mbowa makes his debut in the Express dugout with a tough fixture against rivals SC Villa at the shared Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku.

The gaffer who replaced Alex Isabirye early this week is confident of beginning his stint on the winning note but remains wary of on form Villa.

“I have been here for three days but the response has been good,” said Mbowa. “We face a side on a good run but are optimistic of victory,” he added.

The reverse fixture in a 2-1 victory for SC Villa who will climb four places to 3rd position with maximum points while the seven-time champions will move to 4th place ahead of Villa who have played two games less.

Villa are depleted with over six players missing through accumulation of bookings (Arnold Odong) and Gavin Kizito as well as national U-20 continent that has star man Patrick Kakande, Cyrus Kibande, Hakim Mutebi and Abasi Kyeyune.

The Jogoos who will jump to 3rd position with maximum points won the reverse fixture 2-1.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Busoga United is away to UPDF in a relegation six pointer while Gaddafi host NEC at Fufa Technical Centre, Njeru.