By: Danito Nsubuga
Substitute Mubarak Nsubuga pounced on a hopeless lack of concentration from Savio Kabugo and Co Proline defenders to score a perfect rebound in the 90th minute to earn Express FC their first win in 5 games.
The match started amidst protests from Express fans who are opposing the leadership of Minister Nakiwala Kiyingi whom they claim has contributed to the sinking of their club. They accuse Nakiwala of mismanagement of the affairs of the club.
Back room events saw the resignation of head coach Douglas Bamweyana but a statement from the club later indicated that Bamweyana was sacked following his failure to get the team back on rails.
More salt was rubbed into their wounds in the 21st minute when Omar Hitimana, Bernard Agere and goal keeper Emmanuel Opio failed to deal with Sula Matovu’s cross which Fahad Bayo capitalised on put Proline in the lead.
Express FC were handed a lifeline within 5 minutes to half time by marksman Daniel Mzee Serunkuuma who tapped home at the end of an impressive run from winger Michael Birungi.
The second period saw Express return with a more attacking approach with Daniel Serunkuuma being the more beneficiary as more balls reached him but Proline Keeper Said Keni stood taller against his attempts.
The game looked destined for a draw but stand in coaches Sam Kawalya and Hassan Mubiru threw on young star Mubarak Nsubuga who won all 3 for Express in the 90th.
Stand in coach Samuel Kawalya highlighted the importance of the win as a key factor to the revival of Express to better places on the log. He said,
“We are so delighted about today’s result and it means a lot to everyone associated with Express, we have been playing well but results were not coming our way, we had lost 3 games at home but this win will push us ahead”.
“We call upon all Express fans to come along and we pull together in one direction so as to steer back our team to where it belongs. He added.
The win has lifted Express FC to 13th with 11 points in 10 games, whereas Proline are in 12th only goal difference separating them with Express.