As a player George Ssemwogerere played a pivotal role on five of the 10 occasions Express FC were crowned Uganda Cup champions.
During his trophy- laden period at the club, Ssemwogerere lifted the Uganda Cup in 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995 and in 1997 as a player.
On Tuesday he returned for a second stint, and the former club captain gave his views on the team’s Uganda Cup round of 16 prospects after they were drawn against fellow topflight league club Police on Thursday.
“It’s not a bad draw as you know in the Uganda cup you have to beat the strong teams and then may be play weaker teams on the final.,” he said of the draw.
This will be the third meeting between the two clubs this season with each club claiming one win apiece.
Express won the first meeting 3-1 in Lugogo through goals from Tony Odur, Ibrahim Kayiwa and Michael Birungi.
Police then avenged that loss this week with a 2-0 win of their own in a game that marked the end of coach Kefa Kisala’s reign as head coach.
“They beat us here so we want to see whether they are the strong team or us or they just did things the right way,” Ssemwogerere said of the team’s opponents.
Before that Uganda Cup clash he will have to contend with a league fixture away to BULl on Sunday before negotiating the Uganda Cup round of 16 game from February 14-19.
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“Why do teams underrate us? Apart from Kirinya-Jinja SS, no other team has found it easy against us. I know they (Express) have changed a lot of things but in the Uganda Cup, there are no second chances,” Police coach Abdallah Mubiru reportedly said.
Express reached the round of 16 stage after getting a walk-over Paidha Black Angels at the round-of-64 while they defeated Water 2-1 in the round of 32.
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