Express’ steady momentum in the Ugandan Premier League continued on a day Wakiso Giants ended KCCA FC’s four-match winning streak and leaders BUL dropped more points.
The Red Eagles were the biggest winners on Saturday, thrashing Gaddafi 3-0 at Wankulukuku as coach Alex Isabirye’s men raked up their fifth successive league win. A 38th-minute Isaac Wagoina penalty and two more goals from Pilsner Man of the Match Alpha Ssali – just before the halftime break – and Andrew Kawooya on 79 minutes were enough for the Red Eagles emphatic victory.
This was Express’ seventh victory in 15 matches and has them in sixth place on 25 points, eight off the top at the season halfway mark. Gaddafi, who came into this on the back of a 2-1 victory over leaders BUL, are a place above relegation on 16 points.
At the Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, hosts Wakiso served the day’s surprise, ending resurgent KCCA’s four-match winning run with a 2-1 victory. Two goals in either half from Kenneth Kimera and Samson Kigozi had Wakiso, who were winning only their fourth match in 15, and who had lost their last two coming into this, leading comfortably inside an hour.
And KCCA’s consolation from Ashraf Mugume didn’t come until the sixth minute of added time. The win has Wakiso Giants two places out of relegation on 16 points, while KCCA’s incredible eighth defeat in 15 games has them in ninth on 19.
Talking BUL, the leaders ceded more ground in their title quest, dropping more points as they drew 1-1 with visitors Mbarara City at the Fufa Technical Centre, Njeru. Gerrald Ogweti’s 40th-minute goal for the hosts was cancelled out by Man of the Match Joseph Akandwanaho’s leveller on the stroke of halftime for the two sides to share spoils.
- Additional reporting UPL website.