Uganda Cup: Late Kayiwa Header Lifts Express Over Resilient Water


Thursday, January 17
Water FC 1-2 Express FC

Express FC needed a late Ibrahim Kayiwa header to overcome a hard fighting Water FC in the Uganda Cup round of 32 tie played at Betway Muteesa II stadium at Wankulukuku.

With the score tied at 1-1 into the added minutes, the attacking midfielder directed a powerful header off Michael Birungi’s loft cross to send the fans into wild celebrations.

Tonny Odur had put the Red Eagles in the lead when he scored from the spot before halftime but William Kiibi beat John Revita to level at close range at the restart.

Action at Wankulukuku. FUFA Photo

The big league side, who also host their games at Wankulukuku, looked resilient but their threat was not enough to complete another Cup upset.

Tony Odur had two goals ruled out for offside and the forward had earlier fired over the bar from Charles Musoke’s low cross.

Water FC looked the better side in the second stanza but Express’ custodian Ronald Mutebi denied Jimmy Katembo from a distance before stopping Boris Kwizera who had made an explosive run through Express’ backline.

Express who got a bye at the round of 64 after opponents Paidha Black Angels failed to honour the fixture, now reach the round of 16.

Express FC team that started the game at against Water FC. FUFA

Teams Used

Water FC:
Aggrey Kirigoli, Denis Mugerwa, Swaib Ssebalu, Opio Benmouth, Yusuf Bagoth, Junior Amanya, Jimmy Kakembo, William Kiibi, Boris Kwizera, Wasswa Batte, Wilson Katende.

Express FC
Ronald Mutebi, Charles Musoke, Disan Galiwango, John Revita, Shafic Kakeeto, Pius Mbidde, Badru Nsubuga, Lawrence Kigonya, Michael Birungi, Mubarak Nsubuga, Tony Odur

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