UPL: Express Beat Maroons To Leave Bamweyana’s Job In Suspense

Thursday, March 5
*Maroons FC 0-1 Express FC

Express FC edged Maroons in a league game at Luzira to leave coach Douglas Bamweyana’s job hang in balance.

Frank Kalanda scored the lone goal in the 64th minute as coach Wasswa Bbosa’s impressive run at the club continues.

Kalanda slotted home from close range with a left foot after a neat low assist from captain Dissan Galiwango who came off the bench in the second half. Express move to 9th place with 31 points.

Action at Luzira between Express (white) and Maroons. SanyukaTV photo

This is the fifth consecutive loss for Maroons who came into the game on the back of a 5-0 demolition at Kitende by Vipers.

Maroons remain 13th on the 16-team log with just two points above the red zone.

Bamweyana will enter the long break with his future as Maroons coach under closer scrutiny after reports last week emerged that the club is considering a managerial change.

Maroons barely created enough scoring opportunities despite enjoying the lion’s share of possession.

Their best chance on the day saw Mathias Muwanga come out to deny Steven Mukwala in a one-on-one situation before Express scored at the other end in quick turn of events.

Mathias Muwanga (down) stopped Steven Mukwala (7). Sanyukatv

In the first half, Muwanga also kept out Arthur Kiggundu’s header with the defender bound to score in a wrong net.

Rashid Agau came close to find an equaliser but his volley from Fred Amaku’s delivery went over the bar.

Express hit the crossbar twice; Daniel Shabena rattled the woodwork from a freekick very early in the opening first half while Kiggundu also rattled the woodwork from a header.

Shabena’s effort, after a cut back from Galiwango, was fingertipped by Hannington Ssebwalunyo as Express strived to find the opener.

What Next For Both Sides?

After a league break due to upcoming Uganda Cranes engagements, Maroons FC visit Police FC at Lugogo while Express host Wakiso Giants at Wankulukuku in May.

Lineups Used

Maroons FC – Hannington Ssebwalunyo, Sylvester Okello, Maxwell Okello, Edgar Bwogi, Caesar Olega, David Mayanja, Felix Okot, Baden Mujahid, Emmanuel Olinga, Abraham Tusubira, Steven Mukwala

Express FC – Mathias Muwanga, Martin Kizza, Shafic Ssekyembe, Issa Lumu, Arthur Kiggundu, Cyrus Kibande, Frank Ssenyondo, Daniel Shabena, Frank Kalanda, Isaac Doka, Eric Kambale

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