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UGANDA CUP: Lukwago gaffe gifts Express a place in the last four

Express joined Vipers, BUL FC and Wakiso Giants who are the other three semi finalists.

 

KCCA FC 1-1 Express FC
(Agg. 1-1)
* Express advance on away goals rule.

KCCA FC were only eight minutes from eliminating Express until goalkeeper Charles Lukwago beat Charles Musiige in an off the ball incident.

Martin Kizza converted the subsequent penalty to tie the encounter at 1-1 and ultimately sent Express into the semi finals courtesy of the away goals rule.

In a match where Express lacked inspiration, KCCA took the lead in the 42nd minute through striker Sadat Anaku whose brilliant curler beat the stretched hands of goalkeeper Dennis Otim.

Express came into the encounter without forwards Erick Kambale and Frank Kalanda while Godfrey Lwesibawa beat a late fitness test to feature.

While trailing 1-0, Wasswa Bbosa withdrew Mustafa Kiragga who started as the lead striker and replaced him with Ivan Mayanja who added urgency in the team.

The match defining moment came in the 83rd minute when Lukwago saved Lwesibawa’s shot before hitting Musiige seconds later.

Referee Ali Kaddu awarded Express a penalty and booked the Uganda Cranes goalkeeper. Kizza converted the resultant penalty and sent the Red Eagles to the semi finals stage.

Express joined Vipers, BUL FC and Wakiso Giants who are the other three semi finalists.

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