Eric Kambale is out of the game due to injury [Photo: John Batanudde]
Eric Kambale was named pilsner man of the match as Express beat KCCA 3-2 to stop the Kasasiro’s unbeaten run. PHOTO: JOHN BATANUDDE

Uganda Premier League (Match Day 11)

Express 3-2 KCCA

Express Football Club edged league leaders Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) 3-2 on a water logged Mutesa II Wankululuku Stadium.

The Red Eagles not only halted their own two match losing bad run, but also broke KCCA’s winning run that had lasted as many as 11 games.

Former KCCA forward Michael Birungi gave the Wankululuku based charges led by Kefa Kisala the lead on 16 minutes to take the command in the opening half.

Allan Kymbadde restored parity for the Mike Mutebi’s boys with a goal seven minutes upon restart of the second half.

Like Birungi, Kyambadde scored against his former club.

Mike Mutebi, KCCA manager. PHOTO: JOHN BATANUDDE Credit: Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
Express FC head coach Kefa Kisala was an overwhelmed man after the victory. PHOTO: JOHN BATANUDDE

Eric Kambale regained Express’ lead with a great strike in the 68th minute as he removed his shirt to wheel off in celebration, earning himself a caution from the day’s referee Mashood Ssali.

Four minutes later, the game was virtually put to bed when Disan Galiwango shot the third goal to spark wild celebrations.

Allan Okello pulled a goal back 11 minutes to full time, creating a tense finish to the game.

Express held on firmly for a morale boosting victory following back to back losses toOnduparaka at home and away against Kirinya-Jinja S.S.

This was Express’ fourth win of the season in 11 matches, good enough to move them two places to 8th with 16 points.

KCCA thus suffered their first loss of the season, remaining top on the log with 24 points, since second placed Vipers were not in action.

Other Match-Day 11 Results:

Ndejje University FC 1-1 SC Villa

Paidha Black Angles SC  0-1 Kirinya Jinja SSS FC

BUL FC 1-0 Onduparaka FC

Mbarara City FC 1-0 Tooro United FC

Maroons FC 2-1 Nyamityobora FC

Express FC XI

Ronald Mutebi (Tonny Kyamera), Disan Galiwango, Mutima, Isaac Mutanga (Captain), John Revita, Pius Mbidde, Badru Nsubuga, Ibrahim Kayiwa, Michael Birungi (Kigonya), Tonny Odur (M.Nsubuga), Eric Kambale

KCCA FC XI

Charles Lukwago, Timothy Denis Awany (Captain), Gift Ali, Mustafa Kizza, Fillbert Obenchan, Hassan Musana, Ibrahim Sadam Juma (Allan Kyambadde), Steven Sserwadda (Allan Okello), Jackson Nunda, Muzamiru Mutyaba (Muwadda Mawejje), Henry Patrick Kaddu

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

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