Ssenkatuka Brace Inflicts 10-man Express To Second Loss

Tuesday, November 22
*Express 0-2 Bright Stars
*UPDF 0-0 Maroons

Wednesday, November 23
*Gaddafi Vs Arua Hill, Kakindu, 2pm
*Onduparaka Vs Wakiso Giants, Bombo, 4pm


Nelson Ssenkatuka scored twice as Bright Stars stunned 10-man Express 2-0 in a league game played on Tuesday at Wankulukuku.

Ssenkatuka had his first in the 10th minute when he raced on a through ball before rounding off the goalkeeper to score in an unguarded net.

And Express were few minutes later reduced to 10 men when Daniel Shabene was sent off after a dangerous open-boot challenge on Fiat Cleophus in the middle of the park in the 15th minute.

Ssenkatuka doubled the advantage just after the half-hour mark when he benefited from a combination of sloppy defending and careless goalkeeping.

Express surely could have done better when Noordin Bunjo’s shot was deflected, for Ssenkatuka to squeeze in a loose ball past a rooted Denis Otim.

Allan Kayiwa (red) in action

The Red Eagles had a chance to halve the deficit at the start of the second half when they were awarded a penalty, but Allan Kayiwa’s kick rattled the crossbar to compound their misery.

Express huffed and puffed, but even a water-logged surface could not come to their rescue as they succumbed to their second loss of the season since falling to rivals SC Villa in the derby.

Playing with a man down, Express dominated the second stanza but failed to get a breakthrough; Bright Stars goalkeeper Hassan Matovu denied Ivan Mayanja with a brilliant stop.

And youngster Hassan Mubiru was picked at the far post by a searching Arthur Kiggundu cross, only to skew his chance over the bar.

Bright Stars, benefited with their numerical advantage but sat deep and tried to get the Red Eagles on the break.

But couldn’t add on their tally, but the end result is all that mattered as Asaph Mwebaze saw his side collect their second win of the season.

Bright Stars climb to seventh with 11 points while Express remain on 14 after their first loss in five games.

What Next – Express visit Wakiso Giants on November 28 while Bright Stars will welcome BUL the next day at Kavumba.

Team Lineups

Express – Denis Otim, Andrew Kaggwa, Isa Lumu, Farouk Katongole, Denis Otim, Hassan Ssenoga, Daniel Shabene, Allan Kayiwa, Joshua Musoke, Joseph Akandwanaho, Marvin Oshaba

Bright Stars – Hassan Matovu, Denis Kaka Omony, Warren Buule, Andy Kyambadde, Derrick Kiggundu, Cleophus Fiat, Noordin Bunjo, Emmanuel Loki, Ibrahim Kasinde, Nelson Ssenkatuka

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