Express leave it late against Water to seal last 16 spot

DANIEL NSUBUGA

Ibrahim Kayiwa’s 92nd minute header ensured that Express FC sail through to the last 16 of the 2018/19 Uganda Cup.

With the match destined for the spot kicks after, the in form midfielder who had only come on as a substitute had other ideas and he saved the red eagles faithfuls of a potential nervy ending.

Tonny Odur had put Express in the lead through a penalty awarded when Waters’s goal keeper appeared to have tackled him when the two went airborne.

Water who were playing as the home team at Wankulukuku found an equaliser in the 52nd minute through an unlikely source when John Revita connected to his own net.

Kisala made another bold move by introducing on the exciting youngster Billy Nkata in the 75th minute for Mubarak Nsubuga.

Isaac Mutanga also replaced Disan Galiwango who had suffered from a knock and within the extra added minutes, Kayiwa saved the day.

Express join Vipers SC, Police FC, Nkambi coffee the giant slayers, BUL, URA, Kyetume, Bukedea town council, Police FC, Kitara and Bright stars as the qualified teams for the round of 16.

Team Line Ups:

Water XI: Aggrey Kiligooli, Dennis Mugerwa, Swaibu Sebalu, Ben Mouth Opio, Yusuf Bagoth, Junior Amanya, Jimmy Katembo, William Kiibi, Borris Kwizera, Moses Bate Wasswa, Wilson Katende

Subs: Andrew Lubwama, Hood Kakooza, Julius Kizito, Gerrard Luke, Rafael Winju, Ibrahim Kaddu

Express XI: Ronald Mutebi (G.K), Charles Musoke, Disan Galiwango (85′ Isaac Mutanga), Shafik Kakeeto, John Revita, Pius Mbidde, Michael Birungi, Lawrence Kigonya (46′ Ibrahim Kayiwa), Mubaraka Nsubuga (75′ Billy Nkata), Tonny Odur, Badru Nsubuga

Subs: Mathias Muwanga (G.K), Charles Lubega, Joel Male, Nasir Mbabali

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