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Express pile more misery on URA

Express midfielder Michael Birungi (left) battles for the ball with URA’s defender Richard Kasagga(right) at Wankulukuku. Photo by Shaban Lubega.



FOOTBALL–Express ensured that URA go four games minus a win let alone score a goal as they put in a spirited performance to win 1-0 at Wankulukuku against the Tax collectors.

The solitary goal was scored by Daniel Sserunkuma who poked home from close range his second goal of the season.
The two teams seemed to struggle via creating chances especially in the first half with Express’s only sight of goal in the half proving the all important one.

It came with only a minute to play in the first half when new Express club captain David Ndihabwe delivered a free-kick which was not delt with by the URA defence.

Red Eagles striker Nsubuga Mubarack pounced on the loose ball but his low effort was saved by goalkeeper Mathius Muwanga who only lied it in to the path of on rushing Dan Sserunkuma who inturn sloted in from close range.

URA were forced into an early substitution when Shafic Kagimu who had surprisingly started in the bench replaced the under performing Saidi Kyeyune on 33 minutes.

In the second half, URA took the initiative early and dominated possesion but kept on missing chances with strikers Bokota Labama and Henry Kiseka the main culprits.

The one glorious opportunity to grab an equaliser for the tax collectors came in the 82nd minute when Henry Kiseka failed to find the target from six yards after excellent work by substitute Hashem Sempa.

Sempa, a second half substitute, came on for Bokota Labama delivered a pin point cross to the feet of the former Dong Nai striker who controlled superbly but could not convert.

URA who slipped to 10th position on the table standings have not won any of their last four games, loosing two and drawing the other two in the process.

Express moved to fourth position in the table with seven points.
Geofrey Bamweyana, Express FC, coach said: “We came requiring three points and it’s good we got them.”

Ibrahim Hassan Kirya, the URA FC head coach, only talked about the early substitution he made and then ran away from the press as pressure mounted.

“I made an early substitution because Saidi Kyeyune had twisted his ankle while stepping down after an aerial ball challenge.

Ibrahim Kirya is highly tipped to be sacked by URA in the near future.

Express FC host Onduparaka on Friday 20, while URA entertain BUL at Namboole on the 17th of this month.
In the other games played, Maroons won their first game of the season as they defeated Bright Stars 1-0 away from him thanks to a Felix Okot strike in the 70th minute.

Masavu FC also lost 1-0 at home to Kirinya JSS with the Jinja based side goal scored by Faizol Muwawu in the fourth minute.

Other matches played

Bright Stars 0-1 Maroons.
Masavu 0-1 Kirinya JSS.

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