Newly appointed Express Fc head coach George Ssenwogerere successfully exorcised the demons of losing to Police Fc and ultimately book a place in the finals of Stanbic Uganda Cup.
Semwogerere will be excused for employing a more cautious approach with a starting line up dominated by more than six defensive minded players. The loss to Police had ignited the sacking of Kefa Kisala .
He named Shafiq Kakeeto, Isaac Mutanga, Arthur Kigundu , Disan Galiwango, John Revita and Charles Musoke all in the starting eleven.
He however accounted fr this , claiming that his team does not play to the tune of the opponents but rather to dictate what the opponents should do .
“Every coach has his philosophy and this is mine, we dominated play and had a few moments , I believe my boys will master it and we shall be as good as anyone”
The match was limited to a few flashes of action with Police FC being the more expansive side.
They created a few match winning opportunities especially in the first period but Juma Balinya and Pius Kaggwa could not turn them into goals. No wonder , it’s the latter who got substituted first at half time.
There was also an unfortunate moment in the dying minutes of the game when substitute Simon Namwanja collided with Frank Tumwesigye and he was stretchered off.
It was left to the spot kicks to determine who join Vipers, Wakiso Giants , Kyetume, Brightb Stars, Proline and Nebbi Central in the quarter finals.
Michael Birungi took Express’ first, converting it at the opposite side of Davis Mutebi, the Police goal keeper however protested the goal accusing Birungi of feigning before taking the kick. The goal stood regardless.
Ruben Kimera took Police’s first and he converted it flawlessly, his proved to be the only successful spot kick on the day after proceeding failures by Edgar Bwogi and Juma Balinya.
Disan Galiwango, Lawrence Kigonya Pantaleo and Tonny Odur all scored for Express Fc .