Wasswa Bbosa has labelled Express FC’s 1-0 victory over Kitara FC a step in the right direction and one that could turn out to be a turning point in the club’s season.
Express FC momentarily went top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League table with their seventh win of the season thanks to Frank Kalanda’s penalty in the 73rd minute of the encounter on Tuesday evening.
Kalanda, a second half substitute showed ice-cold nerves to convert from 12-yards after Patrick Mugume handles the ball from inside the area; the striker’s third goal of the season.
The Red Eagles who have now won their last four games in a row – for the first time since march 2017 – are now strong favorites in the title race.
Bbosa is convinced that the three points against Kitara further consolidates their chase for their first league title since 2012.
“What is crucial in this league are the three points not the goals, and we are pleased to have taken all three points today,” Bbosa told media after the game.
“If you check our recent results against them, we have always had close games and they have managed to pull off a couple of surprises especially in the cup games,” he said
“Even today was tough for us and the pitch helped them stay narrow and deny us spaces between the lines but luckily in the end, we managed to make use of our opportunity from the penalty kick.”
“Our target is to win as many games as we can and that is what we are focused on achieving because to have a shot at the title you need to win and get as many points as you can,” Bbosa stated.
Express were again at fault for failing to put away a number of chances with Kitara posing very little threat going forward.
George Ssenkaaba, Charles Musiige all wasted scoring opportunities before the former was brought off with a concussion following a head injury midway through the second half.
Ssenkaaba’s replacement Kalanda stepped up to bury a penalty and kill the game and save Bbosa and Express the disappointment.
Express host Busoga United next on Friday, March 5, with a chance to take their winning run to five games.