LUGOGO – Express FC played out a goalless draw at home to Bul FC on Tuesday afternoon in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
This was the second 0-0 home draw that the Red Eagles have succumbed to this season following a similar result against URA in their maiden bow.
Just like it was the case against URA, the Red Eagles created nothing meaningful going forward, something that is a concern to head Coach Kefa Kisala.
“The game in general was not good, said Kisala on Tuesday.
“It was at a slow pace with both teams not creating chances and at the end of the day, we (Express) did not play like we should.
“We were at home and when you compare our game with Police, you see that our body language was not good.
“A team that creates has a lot of chances to score but we didn’t do well in terms of creating and didn’t deserve to win.
“Our midfield was not performing according to expectation and we lacked someone who would enable us play so we will try to correct our mistakes so that on Wednesday, we have positive answers.
On why he took off Allan Kayiwa during half time, the former Bul FC tactician had this to say.
“When i substitute a player, it’s because he has not played like i expected.
“It not about playing 90 minutes but rather doing what is expected of you.
“All in all, he (Kayiwa) did not play to my expectations and that is why i had to take him off.
On what a second goalless draw at home means, Kefa could not hide his disappointment that they have so far failed to hit high notes when playing in Wankulukuku.
“It’s not good especially now that we were at home again.
“You have to use home advantage and get most of the points at home.
“It is so disappointing but at the end of the day, we are looking forward to the preparations going into the next game so as we get going.
Express looked to have gained momentum when Congolese export Eric Kambale came on, something that his coach was quick to point out.
“He (Kambale) played well because when he came on, he gave us options up front.
“Before he was introduced, Odur (Tony) was isolated but when Kambale came on, he gave him a lot of support and when you look at the whole team, he made a lot of difference.
The draw left Express languishing in 8th position after four games in which they have managed to get as many points.
They drew 0-0 with URA, lost 3-1 to Mbarara and then defeated Police 3-1 before Tuesday’s goalless draw with Bul.
Their next league outing will see them welcome former boss Wasswa Bbosa and his Tooro United side to Wankulukuku next Wednesday.