AUPL: Lule’s Tenure at Express Commences With Sadolin Test

Mathias Lule (R) replaced Waswa Bossa who was sucked due to poor performance

Match day 13 of the 2016-17 Uganda Premier League continues on Saturday afternoon in six venues around the country.

At Wankulukuku, symptoms Express FC host an unpredictable Sadolin Paints FC from Jinja. The two sides have both accumulated 15 points, price separated with goal difference on 8th and 9th place respectively.

The Red Eagles have gone six matches without a single win, a streak that forced the club management to sack coach Bossa and employ Mathias Lule.

Header advertisement

“All my players are fit and they are all ready for the game,” Lule said. “I know it’s my first for a big team like Express FC but I came here to win.”

Express FC have drawn four and lost one of their last five premier league games at Wankulukuku.

September 6th: 1 – 1 Onduparaka
September 20th: 0 – 1 BUL
October 1st: 1 – 1 Jinja SSS
October 22nd: 0 – 0 Bright Stars
November 1st: 1 – 1 URA

The painters have not had any better season from their day’s host. The team has won only one and drawn four others in their last five outings. They have picked eight of the available fifteen in their last five on away.

September 6th: Jinja SSS 0 – 0 Sadolin
September 20th: Bright Stars 1 – 0 Sadolin
September 27th: URA 1 – 2 Sadolin
October 11th: Lweza 1 – 1 Sadolin
Nivember 1st: Soana 1 – 2 Sadolin

“It’s not going to be a simple game because they have a new coach however we are prepared for that. Our only problem is that we experienced a long break which affected our form but all in all we are prepared,” Sadolin Assistant coach Musafiri said.

The two sides have met four times with each boasting of two wins. The results have been quite interesting; both won away in 2014-15 season and then home victories in the last.

Only Five of Express FC’s fifteen goals this sepason have come from their home base while Sadolin Paints’ have struck five away and only two at home.

The hosts have no major injury concerns while the painters are likely to miss the services of midfielder Dan Ekuyu who is still nursing an ankle injury.


Header advertisement
To Top