Draw against Express denies Vipers chance to go top

Vipers SC striker Yunus Ssentamu battling (blue shirt) battling against Express players at Wankulukuku on Tuesday| Photo Credit: Sanyuka TV.

A free kick and a deflection for either side in the second half of the game settled the dust as Express FC and Vipers SC drew 1-1 in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday at the Betway Muteesa II memorial stadium, Wankulukuku.

Both teams remain un beaten but the draw denied the defending Champions a chance to go on top of the table.


The two teams lacked a cutting edge in the first stanza of the game . However, at the re-start, there was change in rythm and as a result, the home side got a freekick following a foul on substitute George Senkaaba and Godfrey Lwesibawa well taken free kick was deflected by Disan Galiwango into the back of the net for the opening goal in the 57th minute.

In a brink of an eye , the visitors responded in similar fashion with Abdul Karim Wantambala’s goal bound effort deflected past Mathias Muwanga into the Express net.

The result ensures both sides remain unbeaten in the UPL this season with the Red Eagles climbing to 6th on the log with 9 points while the Venoms are 2nd with 11 points from five games.

Express FC visit URA FC in their next league outing on Sunday with  Vipers host table leaders UPDF on Saturday.

How both teams started

Express FC:

Mathias Muwanga (GK), Murushid Jjuko, Enoch Walusimbi(C), Sadiq Ssekyembe, Isa Lumu, Mahad Yaya, Daniel Shabeena, Charles Musiige, Godfrey Lwesibawa, Eric Kambale, Frank Kalanda.

Vipers SC:

Fabien Mutombora(GK), Paul Willa, Halid Lwaliwa (C), Livingstone Mulondo, Siraje Ssentamu, Abdul Karim Wantambala, Paul Mucureezi, Ibrahim Orit, Yunus Sentamu, Ceaser Manzoki