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Express intensify title chase with 2-0 victory over Police

Sinan RAJUB SENOGA 

Express FC completed a double over Police FC with a 2-0 victory in a game played at the water logged surface of Wankulukuku stadium.

Eric Kambale and Godfrey Lwesibawa scored a goal each to hand Wasswa Bbosa’s men a deserved victory.

Kambale got on the score sheet as early as the 4th minute when he capitalized on Derrick Ochan’s unsuccessful clearance just outside the box to score in an empty net.

Police were forced into an early change as Henry Kisekka limped off with a hamstring and his place was taken by Brian Mayanja Mululi in the 20th minute.

Martin Kizza battles Denis Rukundo of Police for the ball on a soggy pitch (Photo: Express FC media)

10 minutes later, Abdallah Mubiru made another change. Herman Wasswa came on for Muwadda Mawejje who was not effective down the right flank.

The game became2-0 two minutes into the second half courtesy of Lwesibawa whose low shot took a slight deflection to beat Ochan from close range.

Police were granted a glorious chance to pull a goal back when referee Shamirah Nabadda awarded them a penalty after Duncan Seninde went down following a challenge from Mahad Yaya Kakooza in the 71st minute.

Ben Ocen stepped to convert but his effort was parried away for a corner kick by goalkeeper Mathias Muwanga.

Express had two back to back clear cut chances in the 80th and 81st minutes but Frank Kalanda, who replaced Kambale, wasted them.

Lwesibawa and Kizza brilliantly set him up but blasted the ball wide with the keeper to beat.

The victory took the Red Eagles to 46 points level with second placed Vipers who play against KCCA in the Sunday kick-off.

Police remain 5th with 37 points and will play against KCCA on Wednesday in their next league game.

Express will visit Kyetume on the same day.

Express FC
Mathias Muwanga (GK), Denis Mubuya, Enock Walusimbi, Murushid Juuko, Isa Lumu, Mahad Yaya, Daniel Shabena, Charles Musiige, Martin Kizza, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Eric Kambale.

Police FC
Derrick Ochan (GK), Tony Kiwalaze, Eric Ssenjobe, George Kiryowa, Hassan Mahmud, Tony Mawejje, Yusuf Ssozi, Henry Kiseka, Duncan Sseninde, Ben Ocen.

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