The Head Coach of Uganda Premier League Champions, Express FC Wasswa Bossa says his side will do all it takes to triumph past Malawi’s Nyasa Big Bullets tomorrow Saturday in the CECAFA Kagame Cup final.
The final will take place at the Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar-es-Saalam, Tanzania starting 7pm.
The two sides square off against one another for the second time at the tournament following their Group A 1-all draw in the group stages of the tourney nine days ago.
The Red Eagles who are making their third final, second on Tanzanian soil are hoping to break the jinx and win their maiden CECAFA club title having made two finals previously and lost on both occasions.
According to Bbosa, Express FC learnt a few things about the Big Bullets having played them in the group stages.
“This is what we have been praying for. A final is a major highlight especially at this stage . We have prepared well for for the game. We played Big Bullets in the groups stage and so, we have an idea about their style of play and we want to win the Kagame Cup and we shall do everything possible on Saturday to win,” Bossa said.
On his part, midfielder Yaya Mahad Kakooza said: As a team, we know this is it. Everything we have been working for comes to plan Saturday. We respect Big Bullets be they too, like us, deserve to be in the final but we shall surely give it out all to win the Kagame Cup.”
Express FC have reached the Kagame Cup final twice (1994,1995) and lost on both occasions. They have scored the most goals at the CECAFA Kagame Cup (7) conceding only three in the four games played.
Nyasa Big Bullets FC are playing in the CECAFA Kagame Cup for the first time and have won the Malawian top flight league 14 times.
Both sides are unbeaten in the competition.
Road to the Final
The People’s Team registered a 1-1 draw against Young Africans of Tanzania in the opening match of the CECAFA Kagame Cup 2021 on August 1, before sharing the points against Express then went on to beat South Sudanese side Atlabara FC to finish second of Group A and book a semi-final spot against Azam who finished first in Group B.
To reach the final, Express FC defeated KMKM of Zanzibar in the semis after finishing first in Group A. They beat Atlabara 1-0, drew 1-1 against Bullets, before registering a 1-3 victory against Yanga in the group stages.