Saturday, April 17th
*Express FC 1-1 Mbarara City FC
Express FC were held to a one-all draw with Mbarara city in a StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played at Betway Muteesa II stadium in Wankulukuku.
Coming into the game off a draw at SC Villa, Express needed to make amends and keep pace with pace setters Vipers and URA FC.
The Red Eagles were on course for maximum points when Martin Kizza put them in the lead.
However, former Vipers forward Henry Kitegenyi levelled matters to deny Wasswa Bbossa’s side.
Mbarara city finished the game with 10 players after defender Ronald Otti was sent off.
Mbarara City FC were without head coach Livingston Mbabazi who is reportedly down with fever.
Visitors kicked off the game with early signs of scoring only to be denied by Mathias Muwanga from Solomon Okwalinga efforts.
Kizza put hosts in the lead from a free kick at 47 minutes just outside the box after a handball from Pistis Barenge.
With just six minutes into the second half Mbarara city FC defender Ronald Otti was sent off after a second booking.
Despite being down to 10 men, Mbarara City continued to knock on Express’s door.
Forward Kitegenyi headed in from Solomon Okwalinga corner to level matters, capitalising on Express lapse in concentration.
Goalkeeper Mathias Muwanga made the all important save for Express FC at the death denying Jude Ssemugabi.
After matchday 18, Express FC stay third on the Uganda Premier League table with 35 points.
Mbarara city FC are 10th on the log with 21points from 18 games.
Express FC play away to Bright stars on matchday 19 while Mbarara City host KCCA FC
Express FC: Mathias Muwanga (GK), Enock Walusimbi(C), Sadiq Ssekyembe, Dennis Mubuya, Isa Lumu, Mahad Yaya Kakooza, Daniel Shabena,Geoffrey Lwesibawa, Charles Musiige, Martin Kizza, Eric Kambale
Mbarara City FC: Martin Elungat(GK) , Zaidi Byekwaso, John Adriko, Ibrahim Magandazi, Ronald Otti, Pistis Barenge, Innocent Wafula, Jude Ssemugabi, Swalik Ssegujja Bebe, Solomon Okwalinga, Henry Kitegenyi