Three star Express FC humble Bright Stars

David GOMBE

Express FC comfortably beat Bright Star 3-1 at Betway Muteesa II Stadium, courtesy of Ibrahim Kayiwa, Ivan Ocholit and Tony Odur.

Fred Kajoba’s side found a consolation through a Hamis Batega own goal.

Kayiwa gave the home side an early lead with a superb header off a quality cross from the named man of the match Sadiq Ssekyembe.

Bright Stars were forced into an early change with injured Innocent Assimwe paving way for Methodius Jungu.

Moments after his introduction, Jungu forced Express custodian Mathias Muwanga into a save.

In the 36th minute, Ocholit doubled the hosts advantage brushing home a well delivered Ssekyembe corner kick.

Early in the second period, Express brought on youngster Billy Nkata for first goal scorer Ivan Ocholit. Bright Stars also introduced on Moses Okot replaced former Express player Juma Ssebaduka.

Odur extended the home side’s lead with a header off a Ssekyembe free kick.

The visitors introduced on Juma Kitende for Augustine Kacancu.

With only 18 minutes to normal time, Davis Mayanja was brought on for Pius Mbidde on the hosts side

Bright Stars found a consolation when Express defender Batega put the ball into his own net with 15 minutes to play.

Michael Birungi was the final change for Express, coming on for Joel Male.

Birungi nearly found the fourth for the Wankulukuku outfit but his effort hit the lower bottom post.

Express are now 9th on the log with 39 points displacing Bright Stars who are 10th with 38 points.

Express FC will travel to Onduparaka FC for their final league fixture on Saturday 4th May whereas Bright Stars host Paidha Black Angels on the same day.

The two sides will face off in the second leg of Stanbic Uganda Cup semifinal game on Thursday 9th May at Betway Muteesa II Stadium.

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