By Allan Damba
Wasswa Bbosa has pinned Express FC’s disappointing one-all draw at Mbarara City FC down to the failure of making the best out of their first-half dominance.
The Express head coach also cursed his side’s clearly unconvincing second half display in Wednesday’s StarTimes Uganda Premier League visit to Kakyeka Stadium.
The Red Eagles missed a host of chances in the first 45 minutes with forward, George Ssenkaaba blowing the clearest of them, a header off Godfrey Lwesibawa’s free kick in the 22nd minute.
The latter then scored Express’ only of the game, a brilliant free kick to beat Mbarara City goalkeeper, Muhammad Ssekebba at the near post in the 23rd minute.
The pacey Lwesibawa would then go on to miss a keeper-to-beat opportunity in the 33rd minute, looping the ball just over the bar.
Mbarara City drew level in the 77th minute through Souleymane Bambas header off a Jasper Aheebwa corner following a period of sustained pressure by the Ankole Lions.
Speaking after the game, Bbosa said; “The game was going well, we had number of chances in the first half but we failed to take them. Had we taken them; the game would be done in the first half.”
“It was too physical in the second half, we didn’t create any clear-cut chances, they pinned us back with long balls.”
“It was a hard game, Mbarara is never easy, they can do anything to anyone at their ground so we’ll take the point,” Bbosa stated as he cut a resigned expression.
Express slipped to seventh on the 16-team log with five points from four games.
Express will turn their focus to the Kampala derby against arch-rivals SC Villa at the Betway Muteesa II Stadium on Saturday, before the league takes a break until February 2021.