Express FC was subjected to a second straight defeat in the 2021/22 StarTimes Uganda Premier League by UPDF on Saturday.
In a played at the Bombo Military Play Grounds, the defending champions lost 1-0 thanks to Musa Mudde’s 56th penalty.
Although the visitors had created a number of scoring opportunities in the first 45 minutes, the two sides went into the break still goalless.
However, things changed just a little over ten minutes into the second half when Nicholas Kasozi handled the ball as he attempted to make a clearance.
Referee Shamila Nabada pointed to the spot and experienced midfielder Mudde slotted in from 12 yards.
The Eagles’ efforts to at least earn a point from the game were all in vain as they failed to beat a Bernard Muwanga manned backline. And even when they did, man of the match Brian Bwete gallantly stood tall in goal.
Express assistant coach James Odoch has decried the lack of precision by his strikers something that has seen the Cecafa Kagame cup holders lose five consecutive games in all competitions.
“We played well but couldn’t score, for the last two games that has been our problem, we create chances but don’t convert so we’re going back to the drawing board to correct our mistakes and we shall bounce back better,” Odoch said.
Odoch is currently in charge of the team after head coach Wasswa Bbosa was given a three match suspension by Fufa for uttering statements deemed unsporting.
The Wankulukuku side faces BUL FC away on Tuesday on match day 3.