Express FC head coach George Ssimwogerere was impressed with his side’s 1-1 draw with 10 men Bright Stars in the first leg contest of the Stanbic Uganda Cup at Mwerwere Champions Stadium.
Micheal Birungi’s header gave the visitors the lead before Bright Stars skipper Nelson Senkatuka leveled matters from the spot.
Ssimwogerere thanked his beleaguered troops for the tremendous performances and remains optimistic that they will edge out Bright Stars
“I thank my player for the great performances, they played under instructions. The referee also tried to contain the game but above all I am impressed with the general display of the team.
We missed alot of chances but I strongly believe during our return leg we shall be able to win the game. We have got the away goal but personally I am aiming at winning our second leg game at home.”
Ssimwogerere is however worried about the injuries sustained by Arthur Kigundu and Badru Nsubuga. He also gave his reaction on the penalty awarded by the referee
“I am worried about the injuries sustained by Kigundu and Badru and I hope they do recover in time before the second leg. I think the penalty the referee awarded was soft in my opinion but he is the final man and unfortunately we don’t have the VAR.”
Express FC will host Bright in the league on 1st May at Betway Muteesa II Stadium in Wankululuku before both sides face off in the second leg of the Stanbic Uganda Cup on 9th May, 2019 at the same venue.