UPL: Express Overcome Police In Eight-Goal Thriller

Friday, October 4
*Express FC 5-3 Police FC

Express FC managed to overcome Police FC to win a goals fiesta on match-day seven at Betway Muteesa II Stadium at Wankulukuku.

Frank Kalanda scored a brace, Disan Galiwango, Frank Ssenyondo and substitute Ivan Ocholit added one each as Express held on to win 5-3.

This is the club’s second win this season, they beat Mbarara City 3-2 at Luzira, and their first win at home. The Red Eagles, who came into the game on the back of a 2-1 loss against Proline, move to seven points.

Ben Ocen bagged a double and Timothy Oyamo scored the other goal but the efforts proved not enough for Abdallah Mubiru’s Police FC.

The result is the latest of the goals galore between Police FC and Express FC that has seen the clubs score for fun when they meet.

Express Punish Police

Coming into the game, the Red Eagles needed nothing but victory to bring calm amongst the unsettling fans.

Ssimwogerere made one change from the team that lost to Proline with Isaac Doka Mweru earning his first start.

Everything that could go wrong for the visitors did – goalkeeper Hilary Jomi got injured after a clumsy challenge from Ssenyondo early into the game and his replacement Alfred Ginyera proved calamitous.

Galiwango put Express in the lead when he collected from Kalanda before slotting far away from Ginyera’s reach.

Oyamo headed in from Denis Rukundo’s lofty delivery to level matters for Police but Ssenyondo restored the lead for the hosts when he tapped in an empty net after a low neat pass from Daniel Shabena who benefited from Henry Katongole’s failed attempt to clear a loose ball.

Kalanda made it 3-1 when he ran into a long ball from Mohamed Yoga to shoot past a helpless Ginyera but Ben Ocen made it 3-2 before halftime from the spot after Cyrus Kibande pulled down Hood Kaweesa in the box.

Kalanda got his brace with a beautiful assist from Ssenyondo who had benefited from another keeper blunder.

It was not done yet, Ocen beat Andrew Kiwanuka to leave him crawling, before bundling home the third for Police.

Substitute Ocholit, who had replaced Kalanda, put the game to bed when he chased down Galiwango’s freekick, which was actually supposed to go against Express, to beat Ginyera at the far post.

Express will face Kyetume on October 8 at Namboole while Police FC who suffered their second loss will host Vipers at Kabaka Kyabaggu on Wednesday.

Teams Used:

Express XI – Tonny Kyamera, Muhammad Yiga, Cyrus Kibande, Martin Kizza, Andrew Kiwanuka, Daniel Shabena, Isaac Doka Mweru, Lawrence Kigonya, Disan Galiwango, Frank Kalanda, Frank Ssenyondo

Substitutes – Sadat Mugenyi, Hamis Batega, Idris Kabonge, Dennis Sserukwaya, Joshua Musoke, Ivan Ocholit, Enock Ssebagala

Police FC XI – Hilary Jomi, Dennis Rukundo, Arafat Galiwango, Joseph Sentume, Yusuf Ssozi, Timothy Oyamo, Ben Ocen,Samuel Kayongo, Herbert Katongole, Andrew Samson Kigozi, Hood Kaweesa

Substitutes – Alfred Ginyera, Pius Kaggwa, Johnson Odong, Ruben Kimera, Hassan Wasswa, Tony Kiwalazi, Fahad Kizito

Previous meetings:

*Express 0-2 Police
*Police 1-3 Exprees

*Police 4-3 Express
*Express 0-1 Police

*Express 4-3 Police
*Police 3-3 Express

*Police 2-3 Express

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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