Tuesday, October 1
*Proline FC 2-1 Express FC
(StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo)
Proline FC scored two beautiful free-kicks to extend Express FC’s misery on matchday six of the StarTimes UPL.
Noordin Bunjo and Mustafa Mujuzi were on a giving end as the hosts came on from down to win 2-1 at Lugogo.
Disan Galiwango had put the Red Eagles in a shock lead when he ran onto a long ball to boot past Hassan Matovu in the 20th minute.
The lead was short lived when four minutes later, Bunjo’s audicious effort sailed over Tony Kyamera and into the back of the net.
Mujuzi, in the 83rd minute, went for power from the set piece to send a rocket that almost protruded through the back of the net.
Frank Ssenyondo could have given Express FC an early lead but Matovu came into play to keep out the effort while Frank Kalanda had a free header go over the bar off Mohamed Yiga’s lofty cross.
Proline, fresh from beating AS Kigali on Saturday in CAF Confederation, missed Bright Anukani while Ivan Bogere was unused substitute.
Bunjo commanded proceedings from the middle of the pack while Ibrahim Wamanah worked tirelessly.
Proline failed to take advantage of Kimera’s flaws at various occasions and the side could have scored more on the day with substitute Alfred Leku and Edirisa Lubega missing chances.
The win is the second for Proline who beat Onduparaka 1-0 at Lugogo but leaves the club with zero points – They pay their remaining debt since they were docked six points for failing to honour SC Villa game. The side lost to Mbarara City FC 3-0 on matchday one.
Matia Lule’s side visits Vipers on October 5 before hosting Busoga United three days later.
The loss is the fourth for Express who had also failed against BUL, Onduparaka and SC Villa. Express has four points – They beat Mbarara City and shared spoils with Bright Stars.
Coach George Ssemwogerere will hope to get his second win when Express FC host Police FC on October 4 at Wankulukuku before visiting Kyetume FC on October 8.
Proline FC XI – Hassan Matovu, Saka Mpiima, Mustafa Mujuzi, Bunjo Noordin, Yusuf Mukisa, Hakim Kiwanuka, Mahad Kakooza, Diego Hamis Kizza, Edirisa Lubega, Ibrahim Wamanah.
Subs – Bashir Ssekagya, James Begesa, Sam Kintu, Rogers Mato, Alfred Leku, Ivan Bogere, Andrew Okiring
Express FC XI – Tony Kyamera, Yiga Muhammad, Cyrus Kibande, Martin Kizza, Andrew Kiwanuka, Daniel Shabena, Lawrence Kigonya, Hamdan Nsubuga, Disan Galiwango, Frank Kalanda, Frank Ssenyondo
Subs – Sadat Mugenyi, Hamis Batega, Idris Kabonge, Denis Sserukwaya, Joshua Musoke, David Kakeeto, Enock Ssebagala