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Uganda Cup: Maroons Shoots Out Express After Thrilling Draw

Express team that faced Maroons in Uganda cup.

Wednesday, February 12
*Express 3(3)-3(4) Maroons

Maroons knocked out Express via penalty shootouts in the Uganda Cup round of 32 game played at Kavumba Recreation centre.

Captain Dissan Galiwango equalised with a late penalty in added time, 3-3, to send the game in shootouts.

In shootouts, Galiwango fired over while new signing Baker Lukooya had his penalty saved by Hannington Ssebwalunyo.

Steven Mukwala, Abraham Tusubira, Edgar Bwogi and David Ndihabwe converted for Maroons to send them through to the round of 16.

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The Red Eagles, playing their second game under coach Wasswa Bbosa, took an early lead through Frank Kalanda in the fifth minute.

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Maroons retaliated with Ndihabwe and Maxwell Okello on target to lead 2-1 at the break.

Eric Kambala equalised in the second half with a beautiful freekick and the side would have taken a lead but Frank Ssenyondo rattled the crossbar.

Maroons pegged Express back with Mukwala scoring to restore the lead.

Galiwango scored in the added minutes, converting a penalty after Bayiga was judged to have handled the ball in the area, to draw the game level, 3-3.

David Ndihabwe (left) wrestles Eric Kambale. Express photo

Express who had knocked out St Mary’s Nabweru at round of 64, will still wait for a record 11th cup.

Eleventh on the log with 24 points, the Red Eagles will put focus on league survival and will be in action against Tooro United on Wednesday, February 19 at Kavumba before visiting KCCA.

The sweet victory for Maroons will be much cherished by coach Douglas Bamweyana and David Ndihabwe who were with Express in 2017.

Maroons who drew with Express 2-2 in the league’s first round, will hope to incur more damage against Express in the second round on March 5 at Luzira.

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Penalties

Express
Daniel Shabena – Scores
Dissan Galiwango – misses
Frank Ssenyondo – Scores
Mohammed Yiga – Scores
Baker Lukooya – Misses

Maroons
Steven Mukwala – scores
Abraham Tusubira – Scores
Edgar Bwogi – Scores
Patrick Bayiga – Misses
David Ndihabwe – Scores

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