Odoch happy Express is reaping rewards for hard work off the pitch

Express FC assistant coach James Odoch has expressed his delight with the Red Eagles regards their performances in front of goal.

Express hit Jinja based side BUL Bidco FC for four in their latest encounter at the Kakindu Stadium, the best return for Odoch and his men in eight games this season.

Express had not scored more than two goals in a game against BUL and were disappointed with the number of chances they squandered in their derby against rivals KCCA as they played to a 1-1 draw on Wednesday at the Betway Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku.

Express had not scored more than two goals in a league game since Odoch and his Wasswa Bbosa took over coaching reigns in February 2020 while they last scored four or more goals in a league fixture in October 2019 in a 5-3 victory over Police FC.

However, according to Odoch, the turn around in the club’s fortunes in front of goal is a result of proper and deliberate work on the training ground.

“Basically what we tried to improve from our previous game is our finishing,” Odoch told media after the game.

“Because we created a lot of chances (against KCCA) but it was frustrating that we didn’t finish them off.”

But we didn’t stop at that. We continued working on how we can improve on our finishing and am happy that today it paid off and we scored four goals,” he added.

“Of course we are not going to rest because in two days we have another game and we have to keep working and improving with every game.”

“But so far we take the positives and hopefully we can build on this performance,” the former Express FC player continued.

The Red Eagles scored with three of their five attempts at goal in the opening 45 minutes against BUL.

Defender Murshid Juuko turned in Godfrey Lwesibawa’s corner in the 11th minute of the game for his first goal for the club.

Express then had a stroke of luck in the 32nd minute when Ibrahim Mugulusi turned in left back Arthur Kiggundu’s free kick. George Ssenkaaba handed Express a comfortable 3-0 lead going into the half time break.

Second half substitute Ibrahim Kayiwa also got in on the action with another header in the 74th minute to give Express their biggest win of the season so far.

The victory lifted Wasswa Bbosa’s men into third on the table on 16 points, level with second placed Police FC and two points behind leaders Vipers SC with a trip to struggling newly promoted side MYDA coming next on Tuesday.

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