Express FC will host SC Villa on Thursday in arguably the biggest derby in the local premier League at the Wankulukuku stadium.
Both giants are not in their best shape with the Red Eagles perching on 11th with 32 points while their rival are just two points above relegation zone.
George Semogerere, the longest-serving Express Captain and now the Head Coach, probably knows the fixture better than anyone else.
The towering outspoken coach has promised to revenge their 2-0 defeat in the first round with a win on Thursday in front of their fans.
“We have to win that game,” he assured media while insisting that “we have to pay them back. They beat us 2-0 in Nambole so the time has come to pay them back.”
However, he has warned that this derby rarely depends on current form and has likened it to a cup final.
“In an Express vs Villa derby, we don’t look at positions. Our position on the table doesn’t really matter. It’s just about how the two sides have turned up that day.
“Whoever wins that game, feels like they have won the cup. It like the end of the year or season. One celebrates like a champion.”
Express will miss the services of their captain Isaac Mutanga who is nursing an injury. However, they will be boosted by the return of striker Eric Kambale from injury.