Express FC Coach Kefa Kisala was pleased with the point his team picked in a draw at Maroons FC.
The teams shared spoils in a one all goal affair in the StarTimes Uganda Premier league encounter player at Luzira.
Kisala who joined the club from BUL before the start of this season, said that his team put up a strong show on the road.
“We played a good game, it was bad luck that we took the lead and they equalised but that’s football, losing and winning are twins,” Kisala, as quoted by the club website.
“We have lost two points but at least we got that one and this is a marathon so if you get such a point it pushes you a certain distance on the table and it will give us confidence to play our last game (of the first round) and to see where we are, where we are coming from and where we are supposed to be.”
He added: “I thank the players and sympathize with our player Nana (Shafic Kakeeto), he got a bad accident and I pray to God so that he recovers quickly.”
The Red Eagles took an halftime lead with Tony Odur on target but his goal was cancelled out in the 73rd minute courtesy of Ronald Orombi.
This was Express FC’s first draw against Maroons since 2011. The club had won the last four games against the Prisoners in between.
The Red Eagles are seventh on the 16 team log with with five wins and as many draws. The club has lost four games this season. They have collected 20 points from 14 attempts.
Next for Express is a Uganda Cup round of 32 tie with Water FC at Betway Muteesa II stadium on Friday, January 11.