Allan Kyambadde Credit: © Kawowo Sports / JOHN BATANUDDE
  • Express FC 1-0 SC Villa
[/media-credit] Allan Kyambadde scored the winner against SC Villa Credit: © Kawowo Sports / JOHN BATANUDDE

Allan Kyambadde scored the sole goal as Express edged wasteful rivals SC Villa on Wasswa Bbosa maiden return to Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku.

The goal came two minutes after the hour mark in an entertaining fixture on Friday afternoon to all but leave SC Villa chances of winning the league on the edge.

The Jogoos were the better side for most parts of the game and should have gone in front as early as ten minutes but Umar Kasumba effort was saved by Emmanuel Opio in Express goal.

At the other end, Yayo Lutimba forced a good save from Samson Kirya in the 12th minute and three minutes later, Joseph Ssemujju hit the bar with Kirya making a fingertip save.

In the 20th minute, arguably the best chance of the game fell to skipper Tadeo Lwanga who chested Martin Kizza ball beat his man but with a goal at his mercy, his attempt flew over the bar.

Lwesibawa also had a chance to make it 1-0 before half time but wasted another opportunity.

The second half was no different as the Jogoos remained the better side but without breaking the duck.

Bbosa made a change with Vitalis Tabu replacing Kizza but it was the Red Eagles that got in front with a well taken goal after a solo run from Simon Sserunkuma saw him lose possession but fortunately found Kyambadde who chested the ball and unleashed a shot into the roof to send the home fans wild.

The visitors still pressed and Bbosa made another change withdrawing left back John Adriko for Mike Ndera and later Tabu, a substitute was replaced by Denis Kamanzi.

The Blues still pressed but with no breakthrough and the final whistle was greeted with chants of praise for Matia Lule and abuse for Bbosa.

SC Villa remains top of the log with 47 points after 24 games, but have now played three games more than KCCA while Express are now on 36 points in 6th.

Senior Staff writer at Kawowo Sports mainly covering football

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