Express FC defended Arthur Kiggundu opened his account as Express FC beat Kirinya Jinja SS 2-1 in a StarTimes Uganda Premier League encounter played at Betway Muteesa II Stadium.
Kiggundu scored what proved to be the winner, just moments after the visitors had leveled through Joram Kirya at the hour mark from a well taken free-kick.
Brian Umony had put the Red Eagles in the lead before the break, his third goal for the club, second in the league.
“I feel so good and I have been praying for that moment all the time,” started Kiggundu as quoted by the club’s website.
“I was expecting to do it because I came while having that feeling that I will score today and it has happened so it was a sign from God that he was talking to me telling me that I have to score and I got the goal that’s why I’m not surprised because today I had to score in any way.”
Despite not being at their best, Express managed to squeeze through for an important win, a morale boost ahead of their upcoming Uganda Cup semi final hurdle with Bright Stars.
Reflecting on the importance of the victory, Kiggundu commented:
“It was a good game all together though we found some problems, it was a physical game but all in all we had to work together and it is what we have been training.
“To press, to work together, to get the ball back, how to move from our half to the opponent’s half. We have displayed all of them today, it was not a miracle for us to win because we had to and we created more chances than them as you saw.”
Just like most of his teammates, Kiggundu is in his first season at Express after joining the club from rivals SC Villa at the start of the season.
The player has had his position at the back altered due to managerial changes at Wankulukuku. He started as a centre back under Coach Kefa Kisala before new coach George Ssemwogerere pushed him to the left.