In the aftermath of a 1-0 loss to KCCA FC on Friday, Express Coach Matia Lule blamed loss of concentration from his team.
The Red Eagles were in control of the game for most parts of it at Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku but were punished by failure to pick out Paul Mucureezi who fired home in the 86th minute for the club’s first loss in over eight games.
“In a game of such magnitude, every mistake is punished and it’s what happened,” he said. “There was loss concentration for seconds and we lost,” he added.
The gaffer however was quick to praise his charges for the good performance on the day.
Overall, I liked the performance from the boys. They controlled the game well, created a couple of chances and didn’t deserve to lose.
A win against the log leaders would have seen the six-time champions move close to the top and join the title race but the slim hope for a title challenge seems gone for a side that sits 6th on the log with 40 points and Lule was quick to admit.
From the time I joined, the target was a top four finish but maximum points here would have put us in the race.
Express’ only chance of winning silverware in the campaign remains in the Uganda Cup where they are in the semi-finals and wait on the winner between KCCA and Police.