Express edge KCCA in thriller on day goals rained

Tuesday results

Express 3-2 KCCA

Paidha Black Angels 0-1 Kirinya Jinja

Bul 1-0 Onduparaka

Ndejje University 1-1 SC Villa

Mbarara City 1-0 Tooro United

Maroons 2-1 Nyamityobora

Thirteen goals were scored in six matches on the day KCCA unbeaten run came to a screeching halt Wankulukuku on Tuesday.

There were victories for Bul at home to Onduparaka, Mbarara against Tooro United, Maroons over Nyamityobora and Kirinya away to Paidha Black Angels.

But the pick had to come from Wankulukuku, where Express upstaged favourites KCCA 3-2 to end the Kasasiro Boys 10-match unbeaten run.

Michael Birungi, Eric Kambale and Dasan Galiwango scored for the Red Eagles while Allan Kyambadde, betting against his former club, and Allan Okello got KCCA’s goals.

KCCA stay top on 24 points after 11 games while Express jump three places up to seventh with 16.

This was also the first time that the Red Eagles were claiming a league win at Wankulukuku over their traditional rivals in eight seasons.

“We told the boys to work harder. We knew we were facing an organized side playing in Caf and we had to play like them,” said Express coach Kefa Kisala

Birungi put in arguably his best performance so far this season, scoring in the 16th minute against his former employers with a header off a Galilwango delivery.

But KCCA fought their way back in six minutes into the second half through Kyambadde.

A final 22 minutes then saw three goals scored with Kambale stealing in behind the KCCA backline to score the second for Express before Charles Lukwago allowed a Galilwango freekick to cross the line.

KCCA substitute Allan Okello headed in a trademark Mustafa Kizza freekick for a 3-2 scoreline but the hosts held in for all three points.

“Express deserved to win, our attacking lacked a bit and at times we had three forwards against five defenders,” said KCCA manager Mike Mutebi.


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