Express FC Coach Kefa Kisala was left with a bitter taste after his side suffered a late blow to Tooro United.
The Red Eagles started the second round on a sad note falling 1-0 away to Tooro United in a league game played at Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal.
Former player Simon Sserunkuma converted from the spot late in the game following a tackle on Allan Kayiwa by Disan Galiwango.
Kisala’s biggest problem on the day was his side’s failure to put the ball at the back of the net, despite the many chances created.
As quoted by the club website, Kisala commented:
It wasn’t a bad game because we got chances and failed to score they got the penalty and scored.
We controlled the game but that mistake we made with like five minutes to go cost us it was a penalty which we would have controlled but at the end of the day the team which scored the goal won the game.”
The team squandered chances not to take away much from Tooro United Goalkeeper Joel Mutakubwa who kept out strong efforts from Michael Birungi, Ibrahim Kayiwa and Eric Kambale.
New signings Ivan Ocholit and Brian Umony were given their debuts, with Umony replacing the former at the start of the second stanza.
Commenting on the performance, Kisala reflected:
They have just started you can not judge them today because no one was playing regular league football we got them in half season and have not been in leagues so we are going to work on them to see that they adapt.”
Kisala denied to comment on the referee’s decisions but blamed his defenders:
We were closing late those pockets of space according to me that’s why set pieces were many so we need to work on that.”
Express FC slip to eighth with 21 points after 16 games – The Red Eagles have won five, drawn six and lost five games. The team has scored 17 and conceded as many.
Next for Kisala’s side is a home game against Police FC who lost 4-1 to Nyamityobora.