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Ssimwogerere Living On Borrowed Time At Express

Express FC are contemplating on sacking towering head coach George Ssimwogerere, a highly placed source at the club has revealed.

This comes in the wake of a 6-1 loss to Police FC which is the heaviest defeat suffered by the Red Eagles in recent memory.

Derrick Kakooza and Pius Kaggwa each scored a brace while Ben Ocen and an own goal saw Express suffer their ninth loss of the campaign from 17 games.

Literally, Police laid bare all Ssimwogerere’s flaws who replaced slow midfielder Dennis Sserukwaya inside the opening 20 minutes.

The club looked lifeless and played without shape right from defence and a rusty Mathias Muwanga in goal, torn apart by a merciless Police side who to say the least, all but strangled life out of Ssimwogerere.

The loss left Express just two points above the relegation circle, and it promises to get uglier in the near future for a club that has moved to Kavumba after a ban on Wankulukuku.

The infamous Express XI that lost 6-1 at Lugogo. Express FC media

The fans are clearly not ready to see another infamous season – a reminiscent of the 2017/18 campaign when Express needed an Alfred Leku strike against Masavu coupled with a Proline loss to URA on the final day of the season to beat the drop.

Against Police after the final whistle, as expected, angry Express fans impatiently waited for the gaffer at the gate.

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A fan (name withheld) had to be whisked away by security guards after invading the doors of Lugogo dressing rooms asking for a one-on-one meeting with Ssimwogerere.

“Where is Ssimwogerere?” asked the angry fan. “He usually brags about training boxing, now I want to see him in person. He should leave our club and go back to Luzira where he came from.”

Seated in his car, Ssimwogerere endured verbal attacks and all forms of insults from the rowdy fans who reportedly broke his car window before the coach wheeled away by help of the policemen.

George Ssimwogerere at Express touchline. Mugabi photo

Ssimwogerere is blamed for having let go of all the players he found at the club at the time of his appointment and reluctantly failing to add enough quality.

One of the member of his coaching staff has constantly said that “Ssimwogerere is not a guy you can advise, yet he had been out of Ugandan football for so long.”

“He sent away good players, and despised all those new ones they forwarded to him to sign!” a member of the coaching staff said.

Dissan Galiwango tried to bring some hopes of optimism earlier even before his tap-in for a consolation but one would struggle to find a positive if any in that loss.

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