Bul 1-0 Express

© Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE BUL players celebrate

Not even change of the technical staff could turn around fortunes at Express as their false start to the year continued with a 1-0 defeat away to Bul.

Without a number of key players, George Ssimwogerere named a defensive minded team that had defenders Isaac Mutanga and Disan Galiwango play in advanced roles.

The hosts started well with Hamis Tibita and Deogratius Ojok troubling but the backline manned by Revita and Shafik Nana Kizito did well to block attempts.

At the other end, goalie Hannington Ssebulwanyo made a block with his feet to deny Galiwango who had a good game as a left winger and also denied stand in forward Charles Male.

The two teams left the pitch at half time tied at goalless.

Peter Onen made an instant change after the break introducing Jean Pierre Kambale for the off colour Ezekiel Katende and later Douglas Owori came on for Ojok.

The Red Eagles made their first change in the 71st minute with Pius Mbidde taking over from injured Davis Mayanja.

The game seemingly looked balance at the time although the visitors via Galiwango wing threatened but with no final product.

Onen was forced to withdraw Farouk Banga after the right back got injured while Ssimwogerere reacted by introducing Brian Umony for Male.

It was Mayanja who made the impact with a long ball into the area in the first minute of the three additional, Owori laid for the onrushing Bruhan Matovu whose first time low shot was saved by Mathias Muwanga only for Kambale to score on the rebound.

There was no time left for the Ssimwogerere and his technical team and defeat leaves them 10th on the log with 21 points after 18 games while Bul rise to fourth on 30 points.

Express’ next game will be a trip to Mbarara to face relegation threatened Nyamityobora on Wednesday while on the same day, Bul visit table leaders KCCA at Lugogo.

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