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CAF CL: Express FC edge Al-Merrikh at Kitende

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Express FC made a stylish CAF Champions return by registering a 2-1 win against Sudanese giants Al-Merrikh in the game played at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende on Friday September 10th.

This was Express’ first game on the continent after 24 years.

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Eric Kambale and Martin Kizza scored for the Red Eagles in either halves while Bakri Abd Elgadir scored Al-Merrikh’s goal.

Kambale opened scoring for the Red Eagles in the seventh minute with brilliant control and good strike to give the Ugandan representatives the deserved lead.

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In the 31st minute, Mahad Yaya Kakooza’s shot on goal kissed the cross bar in what would be Express’ second goal.

In the 39th minute, Bakri Abd Elgadir nodded home a corner to give the visitors the leveler after poor marking from the home side.

Martin Kizza made it 2-1 for Express in the 60th minute after he controlled Lwesibawa‘s pass on the left flank and scored a beauty.

Express FC will be targeting a draw to make it to the next round when the two sides meet in the return leg slated on September 17th.

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