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UPL: Express consolidate top spot as Vipers move to second

UPL: Express consolidate top spot as Vipers move to second
Action between Express FC and Kitara FC kn Friday

Uganda Premier League (UPL)
Friday, 21-05-2021
-Express FC 4-0 Kitara FC
-Bright Stars FC 0-1 Vipers SC
-MYDA FC 1-2 Wakiso Giants FC

Express FC took a step closer to winning their first league title since 2012 as they dispatched Kitara FC 4-0 at Wankulukuku on Friday.

A brace by Eric Kambale and a goal each from Arthur Kiggundu and substitute Frank Kalanda took care of business for Express on what was always going to be an easy afternoon.

Express were handed a scare inside the opening exchanges as Peter Lomolo found himself facing an empty net but somehow sent his effort over.

The Red Eagles made the visitors pay dearly as Kambale headed home from Martin Kizza’s cross for the first goal.

On 26 minutes, Kiggundu made an overlapping run that ended with the left-back scoring the second goal after he was sent through on goal by Kambale’s well-weighted pass.

Mid-way through the second half, Kambale collected from Lwesibawa, turned his marker inside-and-out before side-footing into the bottom far corner to put the game to bed.

With 11 minutes left on the clock, Kalanda who had come on for Kizza moment before, poked home from close range for 4-0.

Victory takes Express to 58 points atop the log and they now lead second placed Vipers by two points.

For Kitara, theh become the first team to he relegated this seasons they sit bottom with 13 points from 26 games.

At Kavumba, Bobosi Byaruhanga’s spectacular strike handed Vipers a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Bright Stars.

Byaruhanga who has found goals hard to come by this campaign, shot from over 35 yards and his effort flew over Simon Tamale on the stroke of halftime.

The goal came moments after Yunus Ssentamu had missed a chance to put the Venoms ahead from a penalty.

Vipers worked for the victory as Bright Stars threw all they had at the Venoms’ goal but somehow, they were kept at bay.

Samuel Ssekamate forced a decent save from Ssekagya, Joseph Janjali’s free kick was saved off the line by the returning Halid Lwaliwa while the captain was on hand to make a timely challenge to dispose Joseph Akandwanaho after the forward had robbed Siraje Ssentamu of the ball.

Vipers now move to 56 points, in second place on the UPL Table, two (points) ahead of third-placed URA FC who are in action on Sunday at home to UPDF FC.

In Tororo, Wakiso Giants came from a goal down to take care of MYDA FC 2-1.

Eric Mutebi shot MYDA ahead early but Vianne Ssekajugo responded to level matters with a fierce drive from outside the area.

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Kipson Atuhaire netted what turned out to be the winning goal, a few minutes to half time.

Victory takes Wakiso to 7th spot with 33 points while MYDA stays in 15th spot and will go down on Sunday if Busoga United avoids defeat to KCCA FC.


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