10-man Express defeat Onduparaka on Bbosa’s return

DAVID GOMBE

Wasswa Bbosa got off to a perfect start as Express FC head coach with a 1-0 away win to Onduparaka on Friday evening at Greenlight Stadium.

Bbosa succeeded George Ssimwogerere, who was sacked in midweek and got his first win on his return to the club and got his first win courtesy of a performance that will encourage the Red Eagles fans.

Second half substitute Frank Ssenyondo late strike inspired 10 man Express FC to their first win over Onduparaka in eight games. Bbosa’s charges were re-energized, organised and liberated on the day.

Lawrence Kigonya was sent off early in the second half for two bookable offences.

In the first period, forward Eric Kambale who was making his first appearance of the season nearly put the visitors into the lead but his effort went wide.

Skipper Disan Galiwango also squandered another decent chance to fire Express into the lead but his effort was headed out by Rashid Muhammad.

With the clock ticking in the second period, Ssenyondo who replaced Frank Kalanda broke the deadlock in the 85th minute to send the traveling fans into a frenzy.

It was starling to see the transformation in Express FC’s attacking play at times and perhaps more than anything, the way in which confidence returned to a group of players in a team that has toiled under Ssimwogerere for so much of this campaign.

After the final whistle, the traveling fans sung their hymns and arias.

This is also Bbosa’s third win against Onduparaka in Arua. Before this game, he had previously guided SC Villa and Tooro United to victories at Greenlight.

  • Victory sees, Express FC move out of the drop zone and move up to 11th with 24 points while Onduparaka are 5th on 30 points after defeat.
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