STARTIMES UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE
Express FC 1-1 Vipers SC
Karim Watambala slotted home a well-taken equalizer as we claimed a point against Express FC at Wankulukuku stadium on Tuesday evening.
After falling behind to a goal from Godfrey Lwesimbawa, we battled our way back into the game and had our reward when our youngster curled in a good freekick.
The opening 20 minutes produced no serious action and there was nothing to write about apart from a late challenge by Express leftback Sadiq Ssekyembe onto Paul Mucureezi.
Coach Fred Kajoba made 4 changes from the team that beat MYDA FC 7-0. Goalkeeper Fabien Mutombora returned in goal replacing Denis Kiggundu while Paul Willa, Karim Watambala and Ibrahim Orit replaced Joseph Dhata, David Bagoole and Allan Kayiwa respectively.
Vipers moved to second on 11 points, one behind leaders UPDF, Express, stuck in sixth on nine. The latter know this was their best chance to accrue a victory in this fixture for the first time since 2016. Godfrey Lwesibawa gave the hosts the lead on 57 minutes, powering home a deflected free kick only for Karim Watambala to equalize within 60 seconds. It was through a marvelous free kick.
Before all this unfolded, Express should have scored twice through Eric Kambale and Lwesibawa during the first half but their profligacy gave visiting coach Fred Kajoba an easier halftime talk.
Expresss came into this game with two wins and as many draws, while Vipers arrived at Wankulukuku high on confidence after a 7-0 thrashing of MYDA three days earlier.
It’s a rapid turnaround as we prepare for to UPDF FC at St Mary’s Stadium on Saturday evening.