When Express FC face Onduparaka FC this Friday at Greenlight Stadium in Arua, it will be 1192 days since Wasswa Bbosa was last seen in Express dugout!
He parted ways with Express FC on November 1, 2016 after a game with URA FC at Wankulukuku.
Coming into the URA FC fixture then, the Red Eagles had gone five games without tasting victory – They had lost to KCCA (3-1) before draws with Kirinya Jinja (1-1), Police (3-3) and Bright Stars (0-0). The last encounter was a 3-2 loss to SC Villa.
It was by no surprise that club chairperson Nakiwala Kiyingi issued an ultimatum to Coach Bbosa – ‘Win or get sacked.’
To win the game, it looked like a big task for Bbosa and Express as the club had not beaten URA in the last three visits at Wankulukuku.
However, Express had won the last league meeting (away) and the return of Mukasa Musa who had finished serving his red card he got against Police, was some boost for Bbosa.
All hope was washed away when Bokota Labama Kamana put URA in the lead in the 25th minute.
Suleiman Mutyaba came close to levelling matters in the 30s but fluffed his chance against Alionzi Nafian before end of first half.
Pressure continued to mount for Bbosa and fans who wanted the coach to be sacked grew restless. But there was still chance, and hope for a comeback.
Simon Sserunkuma was brought on, but it was Saddam Juma who found an unmarked Herman Wasswa to level matters with 25 minutes still on clock.
It remained huff and puff for the hosts with a couple of chances missed before the referee’s final whistle was greeted by jeers from a section of club fans.
Speaking to the media, Bbosa, looking hard done by the result, confessed that it was end of the road for him with Express FC!
Later at night, the club issued a statement confirming the sacking of Bbosa – A decision that came with the club in seventh (15 points).
Express FC team used
Ali Kiggundu, Musa Mukasa, Muhamood Hassan, Farouk Matovu, Bob Kasozi, Allan Kyambadde, Saddam Juma, Herman Wasswa, Isaac Sserunkuma, Mike Mutyaba.