New comers Mbarara City pip visiting Express at Kakyeka

  • Mbarara City 1-0 Express
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Mbarara City

Term it a baptism of fire for Express Football Club newly appointed head coach Douglas Bamwenyana.

The Red Eagles were shocked 1-0 by league debutants Mbarara City at Kakyeka stadium on Saturday before a capacity and lively crowd.

Burundian import Pitis Berenge scored the lone strike on the day, 18 minutes to full time.

Either sides had virtually struggled to create goal scoring opportunities.

Express now remains winless in two matches after the opening day goalless draw with Kirinya-Jinja S.S at Wakulukuku.

Meanwhile, Mbarara City is now on 4 points.

They are hosting their next match against Bright Stars while Express will be away to UPPF in Bombo.

Mbarara City XI: Ali Kimera(GK), Zaidi Byekwaso, Waibi Yeseri, Hilary Mukundane, Asuman Alishe, Pistis Balenge, Boniface Amani, Solomon Okwelinga, Brian Ahebwa, Ibrahim Oliti, Bebe Swaliq

Changes:

  • Eleaza Okorie ( 61′ Boniface Amani)
  • Siraje Musindo ( 86′ Brian Aheebwa)

Subs Not Used: Ssekeba Muhammad(Gk), Eleaza Okorie, Stephen Othieno, Sam Kansime

Express FC XI: Buule Godwin (GK), Ronnie Kisekka, Promise Mkpene, Omar Hitimana, Deo Othieno, Steven Luswata, Steven Bengo, Juma Ssebaduka Juma, Dan Sserunkuma, Michael Birungi, Jinjo Sulaiman

Changes:

  • Abdul Karim Kasule ( 45′ Steven Bengo)
  • Abubakere Kasule ( 45′ Micheal Birungi )
  • Mubarak Nsubuga Mubarak ( 72′ Sserunkuma Dan)

Subs: Geoffrey Atiel (GK), Bernard Agele, Remmy Makumbi, Rashid Nsubuga

Cautions:

  • Bebe Swaliq (60′)  – Mbarara City
  • Luswata Steven (62′)  – Express FC