Forward Allan Kayiwa made an immediate impact on his move from Vipers SC to Express by scoring on his debut for the latter.
Speaking after the 1-1 draw with UPDF FC in the Uganda Premier League on Saturday, Kayiwa expressed his delight noting that he expects to score many more goals for the Red Eagles.
“I am happy to score my first goal for my new club on the opening day of the season,” Kayiwa told the club media before adding.
“Unfortunately, we did not win the game but we shall keep on improving and I know results will eventually come through.”
“I want to score as many goals as possible and try so much to help the team win games,” Kiyiwa noted.
He scored in the 51st minute but Faridi Rashid who came on as a substitute equalized for UPDF in the 64th minute at Bombo Military Barracks Grounds.
A draw meant that the seven-time UPL champions’ winless streak in the Army side’s territory stretched to six years.
Express head coach James Odoch was quick to acknowledge his side’s poor run in Bombo noting the importance of the point earned on the day.
“We came looking for three points but taking one is also not bad because we have taken long without winning any game here in Bombo.”
“It is this point that we are going to build on as we prepare for our second league game against URA FC.”
After one game, the Wankulukuku-based outfit is positioned fourth on the 15 team UPL log with a single point and they will host URA on Saturday, October 8.
How both teams lined up
UPDF FC XI: Ivan Mutumba (GK), Saduru Mugamba, Daglas Oyirwoth, Ibrahim Magandaazi, Samson Kasozi, Rogers Adriko, Donato Okello, Rogers Mugisha, Ibrahim Wamannah, Ivan Ahimbisibwe, Pius Kaggwa
Substitutes: Simon Mabuya (GK), Christopher Kamagu, Abbas Kyeyune, Swaliki Ssegujja, Ezekiel Katende, Faridi Rashid, Andrew Kiwanuka
Express FC XI: Denis Otim (GK), Andrew Kaggwa, Isa Lumu ©, Derrick Ngoobi, Arthur Kiggundu, Hussein Ssenoga, Allan Kayiwa, Enock Ssebagala, Ivan Mayanja, Joseph Akandwanaho, Anwar Ntege
Substitutes: Abdul Kimera (GK), Daniel Shabena, Henry Katongole, Faisal Ssekyanzi, Ivan Oshaba, Shafic Ssebyala, Dennis Otim