Africa Soccer CECAFA CUP : Nyasa Big Bullets v Express FC: Line-ups, team news

Nyasa Big Bullets stand-in coach Peter Mponda has made three changes to his squad ahead of this afternoon’s Group A meeting with Uganda champions Express FC.

The match involving the Malawi Super League champions Bullets and Express will take place at Benjamin Mkapa Stadium in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

Mponda, who travelled with the team to Tanzania  in the absence of Covid-19 stricken Kalisto Pasuwa, has dropped striker Chiukepo Msowoya, left-back Yamikani Fodya and goalkeeper Rabson Chiyenda.

Msowoya, Fodya and Chiyenda were in the starting line of the Bullets squad that drew 1-1 with Yanga SC on Monday at the same venue.

Instead, Ernest Kakhowe has received the nod to start between the sticks while being joined in the starting line up by left-back Eric Kaonga and holding midfielder Chimango Kaira.

Msowoya, the 2010 Cecafa Cup winner with APR of Rwanda,  scored the equalising goal for Bullets in that Monday’s match.

The two teams are meeting for the first time-ever in all competitions.

Express started the campaign with a 1-0 win over South Sudan’s Atlabara FC on Monday to lead the group with three points ahead of Bullets and Yanga who have one point each.

Express midfielder Abel Etrude has been ruled out of the match as he is serving his suspension after being sent off in the match against Atlabara.

Starting line-ups:

Bullets: Ernest Kakhobwe, Eric Kaonga, Miracle Gabeya, Gomezgani Chirwa, Nixon Nyasulu, Babatunde Adepoju, Chimango Kaira, Chimwemwe Idana, Ben Manyozo, Bright Munthali, McFarlen Mgwira

Express: Mutakubwa, Walusimbi,  Kiguundu, Lumu, Juuko, Kakooza, Byamukama, Mutyaba, Kizza, Lwesibawa, Kambale

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