• Dec 01, 2021 . 2 min Read
  • Express coach Wasswa Bbosa blames injuries for poor form

Express coach Wasswa Bbosa blames injuries for poor form
By Yekoyada Saaka and Shafik Ssenoga
Journalists @New Vision

StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Results
Onduparaka 1 Express 1

Wakiso Giants 4 Bright Stars 2

Tooro United 2 UPDF 4

URA 0 Police 0

Busoga UTD 0 Arua Hill 1

Mbarara City 1 SC Villa 0

Wednesday

KCCA v BUL

Gaddafi v Vipers.

Express head coach Wasswa Bbosa has attributed his team's struggles to injuries.

Bbosa was speaking after Onduparaka denied ten-man Express a chance to move within touching distance of table leaders by holding them to a 1-1 draw in an entertaining game played on Tuesday at Greenlight Stadium in Arua

"We came for three points, but unfortunately we couldn't take them all. We have many injuries, close to eight players are missing. I, therefore, take a point as a fair result. We will build from here for the next game," said Bbosa.

Onduparaka skipper Muhammad Shaban gave them the lead in the 9th minute benefiting from Express goalkeeper Denis Otim's mistake after he failed to comfortably hold the ball slipping off his hands for Shaban to tap in, sending the home fans wild.

This goal was a result of an error from Express midfielder John Byamukama who handed Emanuel Oketch space to launch a thunderous shot which Otim failed to control for Shaban to tap in for the opener.

The game was well balanced in the first half with each side attacking the other and in the 27th minute, Godfrey Lwesibawa levelled for Express with a beautiful strike.

Lwesibawa was assisted by Eric Kambale who delivered a powerful cross that Onduparaka defenders failed to deal with giving him a chance to punish them.

Express finished this game with 10 men following Enock Ssebaggala's getting matching orders in the 86th minutes after picking a second yellow card for his rough and unsporting challenges.

Important to note that Ssebaggala came on as a substitute for Byamukama who was replaced in the 17th minute after failing to deal with Onduparaka attackers.

In terms of ball possession, attacking, and defending. All sides were well balanced and a point shared was a good result for everyone.

Express now remains sixth with 12 points from eight games which is seven points below leaders KCCA who are playing BUL at MTN Omondi Stadium Lugogo on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the caterpillars are 11th with nine points from eight games leaving too much work for head coach George Lutalo to do if he is to turn things around at the club.

At Kakyeka Stadium, Mbarara City were 1-0 winners over Sports Club Villa, while Arua Hill defeated Busoga United 1-0 away at FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru.

In Fort Portal, Tooro United lost 2-4 to UPDF, while Wakiso Giants thrashed Soltilo Bright Stars 4-2.

In Luweero, URA settled to a goalless draw with Police. The league will resume on Wednesday when KCCA hosts BUL while Gaddafi will host Vipers.

 

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