The old broom knows best all corners of the house they say, its worse when it sweeps all the valuables in the house like it happened for Express away to Tooro United in Buhinga.
The hosts led by Wasswa Bossa, a former Express coach edged the 2012 league winners 1-0 in Buhinga Stadium to claim all three points in both sides’ first game of the second round of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
Toroo United scored a late winner through Allan Kayiwa after the striker was fouled in the forbidden area by Arthur Kiggundu with three minutes left on the clock.
“We knew how to get past them because it was our game plan, they tried to keep it tight at the back for us but we kept on pushing until we forced them into a mistake,” Bossa said after the game.
Tooro United dominated the first period more although most of the attacks were thwarted by Express shot stopper Ronald Mutebi.
After recess, Express seemed to run out of steam prompting Kefa Kisala to introduce fresh legs, striker Brian Umony replaced fellow new acquisition Ivan Ocholit in a bid to add more fire power upfront.
“We thought we gave a good account of ourselves, it’s unfortunate that we couldn’t find a goal, and when theirs came, it was really late in the game with no time to fight for a comeback”
Tony Odur had earlier come on for Eric Kambale and together with Umony they were expected to break through but it was all in vain.
Tooro kept the focus in the game and it would later pay off with three minutes to go, Arthur Kiggundu fouled Allan Kayiwa in the forbidden area leaving the centre referee with no option but to point to the spot.
It was former Express player Simon Sserunkuma who stepped up and converted, his action wrapping up the game and later leading to insults from the disgruntled travelling Red Army.
Express have now lost five times this season and move a spot down to 8th, while Tooro United climb up to 6th on 23 points.