Express Football Club | 2021

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Express Football Club | 2021

Express Football Club, abbreviated as Express, is a Ugandan football club from Kampala, the largest city and capital of Uganda. The club play their home games at the Muteesa II Wankulukuku Stadium.[2]


Express FC is popularly referred to by the club fans as the Red Eagles and has also been known as the Express Sports Club.The club is one of the oldest football clubs in Uganda, having been founded in October 1957 by managers of the Uganda Express Newspapers. The main architect of the club’s foundation was Jolly Joe Kiwanuka, the owner of the newspaper, who was ably supported by Paul Ssengendo, Hannington Kiwanuka, Dr. Banabas Kiwanuka, Gaster Nsubuga and Bishop Dr. Dunstan Nsubuga.
The Red Eagles were among the first Ugandan clubs to use football boots and since the club was revived in 1979 they have ever been relegated from the top tier league.[5] They are the only Super League side that has never featured in the promotional mini leagues. Hassan Mubiru finished the club and league’s top scorer for three consecutive seasons from 2001 to 2003.
In total Express FC has won six league championships and ten Uganda Cup titles with the ‘double’ (league & cup winners) being achieved in 1995.


In contrast to their league performances, Express have been the most successful club in the Ugandan Cup winning the competition on 10 occasions in 1985, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002–03, 2006 and 2006–07.
They have also made numerous appearances in African cup competitions, including one appearance in the CAF Champions League, six appearances in the African Cup of Champions Clubs, two appearances in the CAF Confederation Cup, two appearances in the CAF Cup and five appearances in the CAF Cup Winners’ Cup.
In 1995 the Red Eagles reached the semi-finals of the African Cup of Champions Clubs before going out 2–1 on aggregate to South African club, Orlando Pirates, the eventual champions. In addition the club has twice finished runners-up in the CECAFA Clubs Cup, the regional club competition covering East and Central Africa, in 1994 and 1995. Another success was winning the East African Hedex Super Cup in 2001–02.


  • Ugandan Premier League: 7
1974, 1975, 1993, 1995, 1996, 2011–12, 2020-2021
  • Ugandan Cup: 10
1985, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2001, 2002–03, 2006, 2006–07.
  • East African Hedex Super Cup: 1

Performance in CAF competitions

  • CAF Champions League: 1 appearance
1997 – First Round
  • African Cup of Champions Clubs: 6 appearances
  • CAF Confederation Cup: 2 appearances
  • CAF Cup: 2 appearances
  • African Cup Winners’ Cup: 5 appearances

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