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Express earns Uganda Cup round of 16 first-leg advantage with victory over URA

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Some of the Express FC players celebrate one of their two goals on Saturday

April, 01st-2021
Express FC 2-1 URA FC
Betway Mutessa II Stadium, Wankulukuku

Eric Kambale scored the winning goal as Express FC defeated URA FC 2-1 in the Uganda Cup round of 16 on Saturday.

Dada Ibrahim had given URA the lead on two minutes after he was played through on goal by Shafiq Kagimu.

On 17 minutes, Martin Kizza equalised for Express as he bundled home from close range after Kambale headed the ball into his path.

Kambale’s winner came in the second half as he poked from close range off Sadiq Ssekyembe’s in-swinging corner kick.

Godfrey Lwesibawa, substitute Frank Kalanda and Kizza all had good chances to score a third for Express but could not convert.

Late in the game, Brian Nkuubi sent an effort wide, one that would have seen URA equalize.

The two teams will meet again in the second leg at the Arena of Visions in Ndejje on May 04.

Starting Lineups

Express FC

Denis Otim (GK), Denis Mubuya, Sadiq Ssekyembe, Murushid Juuko, Enock Walusimbi, Mahad Kakooza, John Byamukama, Charles Musiige, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Martin Kizza, Eric Kambale.

URA FC

Alionzi Nafian (GK), Ashraf Mandela, Brian Majwega, Hudu Mulikyi, Benjamin Nyakoojo, Patrick Mbowa, Moses Sseruyidde, Julius Mutyaba, Joackim Ojera, Shafiq Kagimu, Dada Ibrahim.

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