Express earn maiden win as KCCA FC falter against Mbarara City

Kenneth Kazibwe

Kenneth Kazibwe

, Sports

Wankulukuku based Express FC on Wednesday earned their maiden three points on home turf when they beat Tooro United in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

Two first half goals were enough for the Red Eagles to triumph over their visitors on Wednesday at the Muteesa II stadium in Wankulukuku.

Eric Kambale opened the scoring with a header off a Mike Birungi aerial delivery only four minutes after kickoff for the hosts to take the lead.

Kefa Kisala’s boys doubled the lead through Ibrahim Kayima assisted by Tony Odur at the half hour mark to ensure the Red Eagles were on top by half time.

Meanwhile, the hosts will have themselves to blame for not utilising the numerous chance that they created. It could have been a cricket score had Tony Odur and Mike Birungi utilised their chances.

For the visitors, they had nothing much to offer on the day the Red Eagles dominated the game at Wankulukuku.

Speaking shortly after the game, Express coach Kefa Kisala applauded his players for putting up a spirited fight that ensured they earned their first win at home.

“I give credit to players for exhibiting a good game and it was unfortunate we didn’t win on a big margin.

They showed the character we want as Express,”Kisala said during the post-match press conference.

He however implored them not to be carried away by the win.
“We should not lose focus because there are still many games to play.”

This was Express’ second win this season and ensured they move to 6th position with on 8 points whereas the loss  left Tooro in 12th position with only four points after five games.

KCCA falter at home
Uganda Cup winners Kampala Capital City Authority failed to move level on points with Vipers on top of the log when they were held to a goalless draw by Mbarara city FC at the StarTimes stadium in Lugogo.

Despite the belief that this will be an easy encounter, KCCA, at their own fortress, found a hard time trying to go past Mbarara City who played with their hearts on their sleeves.

All efforts and plans by the hosts fell flat after goal keeper Ali Kimera’s heroics saved Mbarara City on numerous occasions to deny the Lugogo side any chance of seeing the back of the net.

At the end of the day, KCCA faltered against Mbarara and missed the chance to leapfrog Vipers at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

KCCA remain second on the log with 11 points from 5 games whereas Mbarara City are 8th on the 16 team log with 7 points.

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