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Kambale Hat-trick Puts Express Within Two Points Of Summit

Uganda Premier League
Kyetume FC 2-3 Express FC
Nakisunga Grounds
Wednesday, May 12


Eric Kambale continued his brilliant scoring form as he scored all three goals in Express FC’s 3-2 victory away to Kyetume FC on Wednesday.

Kambale who came into the game on a back of scoring four goals in as many games, scored once before halftime and netted two more goals in the last 45 minutes to propel his side to victory.

Kyetume’s Ezira duo of Kaye and Bida scored for the hosts on an afternoon which saw them lose their 11th game of the season.

The Slaughters who have struggled at the wrong end of the table, all season, got off to a dream start as Tazani Kambugu set up Kaye for the opening goal inside four minutes.

However, the lead lasted just 12 minutes before Kambale equalised after he was set up by Daniel Shabena.

Despite both sides creating a flurry of chances, neither could add onto their tally before halftime.

On the hour mark, the pacey and energetic Godfrey Lwesibawa played Kambale through on goal and the latter made no mistake by slotting past Derrick Were to hand the visitors their first lead in the game.

Six minutes later, Kambale completed his hat-trick, netting his 7th goal in five game to double the Red Eagles’ lead.

Inside the two added on minutes at the end of the 90, substitute Bida pulled a goal back for Kyetume but it came too late as Express held onto victory.

The win which is Express’ 14 of the season, sends them to 49 points, two behind leaders URA FC and one adrift of second placed Vipers SC with just seven games to play.

For Kyetume, defeat ensures they stay in 14th place with 20 points, six away from safety.

In their next assignments, Express hosts UPDF FC on Saturday while Kyetume are away to KCCA FC the following day.

How both teams started

Kyetume FC

Emmanuel Derrick Were (GK), Henry Orom, Richard Matovu, Latif Kiyemba, Felix Okot, Julius Lule, Nicholas Kasozi, Moses Ali Feni, Ezera Kizito Kaye, Sharif Saaka, Cephas Kambugu.

Express FC

Mathais Muwanga (GK), Denis Mubuya, Enock Walusimbi, Isa Lumu, Murushid Juuko, Mahad Yaya, Daniel Shabena, Charles Musiige, Eric Kambale, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Martin Kizza.

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