Mathias Muwanga ready to reclaim starting spot

Express FC custodian Mathias Muwanga that his ultimate target is regaining first-choice goalkeeper status ahead of the 2020/2021 season.

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The shot-stopper was ruled out of the entire first round of the 2019/20 season nursing a back injury.

According to him, regaining the starting spot is his main target ahead of the new season under head coach Wasswa Bbosa.

“It’s been tough on all the players but tougher for me because I was nursing my back injury but now am ready and can’t wait for the season to start” Muwanga told the club website.

Mathias Muwanga ready and prepared

The former Sadolin Paints and URA FC custodian is no stranger to being at the top.

In the 2015/16 season then with Sadolin Paints, Muwanga was named UPL goalkeeper of the season.

He notched 16 clean sheets in 25 games and he insists he can still get back to that level.

“For me it’s all about hardwork and I guarantee you am well prepared and I’ll reclaim the number one jersey,” he noted.

Muwanga managed at least three clean sheets last season despite only playing selected matches in the second round as he regained his match fitness.

Express FC finished in the ninth position having managed to collect 31 points in the 25 matches played.

The Red Eagles managed to collect nine wins, four draws and 12 losses in the process. 

They have managed to win the league six times, the most recent coming in the 2011/12 season. They have also won the Uganda Cup 10 times.

The team conceded 37 goals last season and were the second-worst team in the league in terms of goals conceded as relegated Tooro United shipped in 39.

It is an area that goalkeeper trainer Sam Kawalya had promised to work on as the team prepares for the coming season.

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