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Express FC in action without Coach Simbwa


3:00pm: Ports FC Vs Express (El-Fasher)

4:00 pm: URA Vs Al-Ahly Shandi (Kadguli)

5:00 pm: Electric sport Vs Rayon sport (El-Fasher)

Some of the youthful fans that watch the Cecafa matches here in El-Fasher City

Express FC will take on Ports FC from Djibouti this Thursday afternoon in the first match of group ‘B’ of the Cecafa-Kagame Club Championship here at El-Fasher stadium in the Sudanese State of North Darfur.

Like URA, Express will also go into their first group match without its head coach Sam Simbwa. Sources here indicate that the proud technician reportedly set tough demands that included an allowance of USD 1800 for him to travel with the club to Sudan.

Other reliable sources further indicate that Simbwa has already signed a contract to join Police FC, a premier league club in Rwanda. With such information, some Express officials interpreted his stay with the club in Sudan as ‘useless’ since he had no future with them.

By yesterday evening, club officials in Kampala were still making the necessary arrangements to replace Simbwa and talks were going on between them and Coach Frank ‘Video’ Anyau. Cecafa officials based in Darfur were informed of this development and intentions to replace Simbwa.

Cecafa General Secretary Nicholas Musonye conformed having communicated to the operations offices in Khartoum to change Simbwa’s ticket and replace him with Anyau. “I have already informed Hisham [an official with Sudan FA] to make the change and forward a ticket to Kampala” Musonye stated. It is not however clear, if Simbwa had not already got the first ticket.

In today’s match, assistant coach Wasswa Bbosa is expected to be in charge of the club’s technical bench as officials in Kampala continue sorting out their administrative matters. When contacted, Wasswa sounded optimistic of picking the good results from today’s fixture. “All my players are ok. We have no injuries and we were able to train both in the morning and afternoon” he explained.

Express was one of the eight clubs based in El-Fasher City that were hosted to a dinner last evening by Governor Osman Mohamed Yousif Kibir. The colourful event was held at the Governor’s palace located within the city centre.

In Kadguli City, URA returns to action today against Al-Ahly Shandi.  The Uganda tax boys will only be looking for a draw in this game to book a place in the quarter finals.

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