Express 1-1 KCCA: Wasswa Bbosa rues wasted chances

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Express FC head coach Wasswa Bbosa has rued the chances that his boys missed as they drew 1-1 with KCCA on Wednesday.

In the StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played at the Betway Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku, Eric Kambale and Charles Lwanga scored for Express and KCCA respectively.

“We deserved to win the game because we dominated it for 90 minutes but we failed to utilize our chances,” Bbosa told a post match press briefing.

The results mean Express are now 4th with 13 points from 7 games. The Red Eagles who are three points behind table leaders Police, visit BUL FC on Saturday in Jinja on matchday 8 and the coach thinks there will be improvement in as far as putting away chances is concerned.

“In our next game we are going to correct our mistakes,” he said.

The first half presented little clear cut chances for either side but Express looked more hungry .They had more ball possession and the visitors struggled to threaten Mathias Muwanga’s goal in the first 25 minutes.

Eric Kambale and Godfrey Lwesibawa came close to scoring in the first 20 minutes of the game but put their chances to waste. 

KCCA’s first attempt at goal came in the 27th minute  when Aliro Moses got a chance to score but his effort went inches far wide.

Eric Kambale got the best opportunity of the half when he beat goalkeeper Charles Lukwago but was denied by Peter Magambo who cleared the ball off the line in the 35th minute.

With a minute to half time, Kambale finally broke the deadlock, scoring off a Godfrey Lwesibawa’s free kick.

After the break, both teams made some changes which saw Mutyaba Muzamir and Mahad Yaya come in for Daniel Shabena and Charles Musiige for the hosts while the visitors introduced Kigozi Samson and Juma Balinya for Bright Anukani and Keziron Kizito.

In the 59th minute , Brian Aheebwa almost leveled up for the visitors but his effort hit the goal post.

As the game progressed, Express continued to squander more scoring opportunities especially through striker George Senkaaba and later substitute Frank Kalanda.

In the 87th minute however, Charles Lwanga salvaged a point for coach Mike Mutebi’s side. A point that helped the 13 time league winners to end a three match successive loss streak.

After the match, Mutebi told reporters;

“It was a fair game for us because we managed to pick a point away from home. Our squad is full of inexperienced players as compared to that of Express. The team is performing poorly lately because our midfielders and strikers are not connecting well. We are going back in training and try to improve in that area.”

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