Express Shock KCCA

Express FC took a massive stride towards top-flight safety with a 2-3 win against defending champions Kampala City Council at the Philip Omondi Stadium in Lugogo on Tuesday evening.Kyambadde

Long serving skipper Willy Kavuma was the hero for the strugglers with the first goal as early as the second minute. Kavuma scored a free kick after Ronnie Kisekka had fouled Allan Kyambadde opened the floodlights for the visitors.

A fortnight back, Express who have been languishing in relegation all season also defeated record Uganda champions SC Villa away from home.

It was a poor first half as both teams struggled to find any sort of rhythm, but Rogers Lukwiya added Express’ second in the 30th minute.

The second 45 was a much better affair and saw KCCA quickly pulled one back for the hosts 6 minutes after recess thanks to a goal from livewire striker Herman Wasswa.

Express’ burly forward, Isaac Sserunkuma, often used as a lonely striker for long spells of the game buried off the game with an 82nd minute effort before second half substitute, Derrick Nsibambi flicked the ball into Express’ net 5 minutes to full time to book a tense finish.

The victory earns Express 3 points and thus accumulate 29 points off 26 games, 2 points better than Bright Stars. KCC remains in the league pole slot with 49 points off 25 games.

Sports Club Victoria University is joint top (49 points) but has played a game more than KCC (26).

Express coach, Wasswa Bbosa thus remarked after the game, his charges are more than ready to survive relegation more so with their upcoming fixture this Friday against Bright Stars.

In the other games played, Masaka Local Council rallied from behind to pick a vital away point against Soana at Kavumba Stadium with a 3 – 3 result over Soana.

Andrew Kiweewa netted a brace, including a last gasp equalizer for Masaka L.C before Gerald Kimuli got the other goal for the visitors.

A double from Francis Olaki and Dan Wagaluka had put Soana in the lead before a late surge by Masaka L.C, one side desperate to fight against relegation.

A point for Soana puts them on 45 while Masaka has 20 points from 26 games played.

Jinja based side, BUL, coached by Kefa Kisala picked an away point at Namboole holding Harunah Kebba’s Kira Young with a goal-less draw.

Kira Young remains stagnated in the 6th position on the 16 team log with 42 points while BUL is just one place below with 41 points.

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