Express FC Choke in Relegation Struggle with Defeat to Kirinya Jinja

Tuesday, April 3

Kirinya Jinja 2-0 Express FC

Express FC’s quest to beat the drop suffered a major setback after their trip to Jinja bore no fruits.

The six time league champions fell to hosts Kirinya Jinja SS in a league game played at Kyabazinga Stadium, Bugembe.

Fred Amaku opened the proceedings with an early opener before Anthony Mayanja sealed it late in the 80th minute as the hosts took the day with a comfortable 2-0 victory.

Speaking after the game, Express FC Coach Shafic Bisaso reflected on the defeat;

“We played in a good way but may be not as good as we should have, there are certain things that the boys didn’t do right but all I can say is that we are not down yet.

“I believe that Kirinya Jinja were not that technically better but they used their chances well.”


This was Express FC’s 13th loss of the season, nine of them coming away from home.

The defeat leaves Express FC in 14th with 19 points from 22 league games.

However, this might go worse if any or both of Masavu and Proline pick a result in Wednesday’s fixtures.

Proline play host to the visiting Onduparaka FC at Lugogo as Masavu will be in Namboole against Police FC.

Kirinya Jinja Return to Winning ways

The School boys came into this tie at the back of a narrow 1-0 defeat to KCCA FC, and this was their maiden victory against the Red Eagles from five tries.

This was Kirinya Jinja’s 10th clean sheet in the league this season.

The Jinja-based side remains fourth on the log with 37 points from 23 games.

Teams Used

Kirinya Jinja starting XI: Muhammad Didi, Allan Drajua, Isma Kawawulo, Willy Macro, Livingstone Mulondo, Godfrey Akol, George Kasonko, Bashir Mutanda, Musa Esenu, Fred Amaku, Faisal Muwawu.

Express starting XI: Godwin Buule, Julius Ntambi, Sula Jjingo, Omar Hitimana, Ayub Kisalita, Steven Luswata, Sharif Joseph Ochaya, Jalil Zimula, Mubarak Nsubuga, Alfred Leku and Michael Birungi

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