Will Ayub Kisalita and company afford a smile at the end of the season? Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Uganda Premier League (Saturday Results):

  • UPDF 1-0 SC Villa Jogoo
  • URA 1-1 Express
  • Kirinya-Jinja S.S 1-1 Masavu
  • Mbarara City 1-1 Proline
  • Soana 0-1 Onduparaka
[/media-credit] Ayub Kisalita (left) celebrates a league goal for Express at Wankulukuku Stadium Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Express Football Club “The Red Eagles” have maintained the desperate fight against relegation with a spirited display away from home at Mandela National Stadium.

A one all draw with URA Football Club on Saturday keeps the hopes of survival alive with two matches left on their schedule.

Utility player Ayub Kisaliita continued with his goal scoring for the Red Army with a late-late strike to bring the game level.

Kisaliita struck expertly with a penalty kick in the 93rd minute, neutralizing Peter Lwasa’s opener in the 47th minute.

Allan Munaaba and Brian Majwega were cautioned by FIFA Referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga and Jalilu Zimula was booked for Express.

[/media-credit] Jalilu Zimula was booked for Express Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Despite the point earned, Express returns to the bottom three with two – three matches left prior to the climax of the season.

Express is now 14th, having collected 27 points whilst URA stays 10th with 33 points from 28 matches.

Fresh from a goal-less stalemate away to Arua with Onduparaka on Tuesday, Sam Ssimbwa is yet to taste a win since taking over the tax collectors’ side after the resignation of Paul Nkata.

URA’s next match will also be at home against bottom placed Masavu on Tuesday, 8th May 2018.

Meanwhile, Express returns to action against title chasing SC Villa in the epic Kampala derby on Friday, 11th May 2018 at Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku.

Next Games:

Tuesday, 8th May 2018:

  • URA Vs Masavu – Mandela National Stadium, Namboole
  • KCCA Vs Proline – Lugogo, Kampala
  • Kirinya-Jinja S.S Vs Vipers – Kyabazinga Stadium, Jinja

Wednesday, 9th May 2018:

  • Mbarara City Vs Onduparaka – Kakyeeka Stadium, Mbarara

Friday, 11th May 2018:

  • Express Vs SC Villa Jogoo – Wankulukuku Stadium
  • BUL Vs Bright Stars – Kakindu Stadium, Jinja
  • UPDF Vs Soana – Bombo Military Barracks Stadium
  • Maroons Vs Police – Luzira Prisons Stadium

Saturday, 19th May 2018:

  • Bright Stars Vs KCCA – Champions Stadium, Mwererwe

Monday, 21st May 2018:

  • Proline Vs SC Villa Jogoo – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018:

  • Vipers Vs Express -St Mary’s Kitende
  • KCCA Vs BUL – Star Times Stadium, Lugogo

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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