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AUPL: BUL FC Taunt Express FC to Fourth Season Loss

Friday, October 27

BUL FC 1-0 Express

Express FC continued to disappoint once again with their Jinja-trip hodoos as their efforts at the other end of the Nile proved fruitless.

BUL FC managed to pick maximum points with a 1-0 victory against Express FC in an encounter that was played at Kakindu Stadium in Jinja.

Substitute Yunus Sibira scored the only goal of the day with a tap-in after Express FC players failed to defend well from a corner.

Express FC created few chances – with Mubarak Nsubuga their only player who got a clear cut chance but his effort deep in stoppage time went off the target.

Michael Birungi too could have put the visitors infront before halftime when he fired from around 35 yards but his long range rocket went over the bar.

The victory helped BUL FC to move way up to 11th on the log with 8 points leaving the visitors on 7 points.

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This was Express FC’s 4th loss of the side; the Wankulukuku based had previously suffered losses in the hands of Mbarara City, UPDF and Onduparaka.

The damage could have been worse

The 1-0 loss scoreline may not truly suggest what happened at Kakindu Stadium as the hosts dominated from the start.

With Musa Watangalira at the heart of the defense, BUL FC did not have many issues to worry about at the back as the tall Central defender gave Dan Sserunkuma a frustrating night when he won all challenges including the aerial duels.

As Express FC possed less threat at the other end, the hosts were busy asking many questions to the visitor’s defence with defender Benard Agele always at the receiving end.

BUL FC forward Daniel Shabene had an effort far wide earlier in the first half and he could have doubled his side’s lead later in the second half when he received a beautiful assist from Jeane  Kambaale inside the area before fluffing his chance wide.

Patrick Asiku was another player who did not enter the pitch with his scoring boots as he missed plenty of chances including a free header from Fred Kyambadde’s delivery at the stroke of halftime.

Willy Otong also had his powering header miss by an inch as the visitors continued to survive.

Hassan Musere too had his free-kick tipped over by Shot-stopper Godwin Buule (who spent the last minutes of the match limping due to an injury) for a corner as BUL FC continued to miss chances infront of their packed cheerful crowds.

What next for both sides

BUL FC will hope to hope to build on this victory when they host Onduparaka on Friday, November 3rd.

Express on the other hand have less time to rest as the side will travel in Mwererwe to play Bright Stars on Tuesday, October 31st, as they prepare for a Villa trip later on.

Saturday Fixture

SC Villa vs KCCA, Masaka Recreation

Onduparaka vs Vipers, Greenlight Stadium

Proline vs UPDF, Startimes Stadium

Teams used

BUL FC

Paul Mujapani, Abdul Mayanja, Hassan Musana, Willy Otong, Musa Watangalira, Patrick Ssembuya, Mike Ndera, Daniel Shabene, Patrick Crespo Asiku, Fred Kyambadde, Brian Kakaire.

Subs:

Muhammad Didi, Yusuf Mukisa, Yunus Sibira, Hamisi Tibita, Martin Kivumbi, Jean Pierre Kambale, Richard Wandyaka.

Coach: Kefa Kisala

Express FC

Godwin Buule, Mike Birungi, Sula Jjingo, Benard Agele, Hitura Oumar, Edgar Bwogi, Stephen Luswsata, Davis Muyanja, Davis Ndihabwe, Mubarak Nsubuga, Dan Sserunkuma.

Subs:

Opio Emmanuel, Sharif Ochaya, Juma Ssebaduka, Stephen Bengo, Jose Maria, Salim Mubib, Abdukarim Kasule.

Coach: Douglas Bamweyana.

Officiation

Referee: Ronald Kirangwa

Asst Referee: Hakim Mulindwa and Richard Mugerwa.

4th Official: Rake Kasalirwe.

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