13 Mar, 20:16
Express FC rose from the bottom of the Ugandan Premier League table, after picking a convincing 3 – 0 win over Soana at Wankulukuku Stadium, in one of the three UPL matches staged on Tuesday 13th March.
The big win for Express, the first in five matches, coincided with the arrival of new Technical Director George Nsimbe, whose appointment on a short term deal was confirmed on Monday 12th March by the club hierarchy.
Nsimbe took his place just behind the Express bench, but the signs of the times were clear for Express as they raced to a 14th minute lead courtesy of Jalilu Zimula and six minutes later, Michael Birungi made it 2 – 0 before Alfred Leku had a big miss that would have made it three.
Siraje Turyamureeba had a good shot on target as Soana attempted a first half comeback against the rampant hosts, but Express goalkeeper Godwin Bbule produced a good save to see the match head to the break at 2 – 0.
Express’ attacks didn’t cease in the second half and they showed good confidence too, for a team at the bottom of the table and Zimula had a good shot saved and on the hour mark Birungi got his second of the game to put the tie beyond a lackluster Soana.
Express continued attacking, well aware of their -6 goal difference heading to the clash and Ayub Kisalita got the fourth in the 77th minute, to seal a great start for Nsimbe and spark survival for the hosts.
In the other matches, Bul FC thumped Police 3 – 2 with goals from Richard Wandakya in the fifth minute, Douglas Owori on the 13th and Meledhu in the 87th minute,
while Albert Mugisha and Norman Ogik netted for Police in the seventh and 57th minutes. Bright Stars settled for a barren draw with Proline FC, a result that saw Proline drop to 15th place as Bright Stars stays 10th.
Michael Birungi played a key role, scoring a brace as Express beat Soana 4 - 0