June 25, 2013

Express Will Shock APR – Ssimbwa

Express Coach Sam Ssimbwa has warned Rwandan side APR ahead of their Cecafa Kagame Club quarter final clash tomorrow at the Naga Stadium in Darfur, Sudan.

The former Cranes winger who signed for Police FC of Rwanda a few days ago, but is helping Express for this event, told Uganda Radio Network this afternoon that his boys are ready to display good football.

Although APR has won the regional tournament three times, Express FC are still struggling to get this trophy in their cabinet.

Interestingly, Ssimbwa only took charge of the Express team on Monday in their last group game against Electric Sport of Chad that ended 1-1. He was in Rwanda a week ago and signed a deal as new coach of Police, a top Premier League side who finished second in the league last season.

The former Victoria University and Sofapaka tactician says he will officially start work as Police coach on July 1, but is helping his former team Express for this tournament. He won the 2011-12 league trophy with Express FC, before switching to SC Victoria University who eventually terminated his contract after the first round of the league last season.

On tomorrow’s quarter final clash, Ssimbwa says he watched APR in their 1-all draw with El Merreikh El Fasher last Friday and knows what to expect. Injured Julius Mutyaba and Ismael Kazibwe, who is down with malaria, are a doubt for the game.

The second quarter final of the day will feature home sides El Ahly Shady and El Merreikh El Fasher. Former Ugandan international Joseph Kabagambe features for El Merreikh El Fasher. The last two quarter final games will be played on Thursday.

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