Express FC head coach Wasswa Bbosa believes that his side’s tie with URA FC is not yet over.
Express FC drew first blood in the Stanbic Uganda Cup with a 2-1 win over league table winners URA FC on Saturday evening at the Betway Muteesa II stadium Wankulukuku.
However, according to Bbosa, the Red Eagles must replicate the same performance in the second leg if they are to make it to the next round.
“We’ve managed a 2-1 win today but it doesn’t mean this is all over, we have a return leg, we have a few days but we’re going back to correct our mistakes, generally the boys concentrated and earned the win,” Bbosa said.
The visitors took the lead early through forward Ibrahim Dada but goals from Martin Kizza and Erick Kambale sealed URA FC’s fate.
URA FC’s Ibrahim Dada lit up the visiting bench just two minutes into the game when he pounced on captain Shafik Kagimu’s through ball to finish calmly passed Express FC goalkeeper Denis Otim.
The tax collectors’ lead distabillized the home side but they kept their composure until the 17th minute when Godfrey Lwesibawa’s long throw in was headed by Erick Kambale although it hit the post and bounced back into play for an incoming Martin Kizza who slotted home to level matters.
URA FC could have doubled their lead in the 31st minute but goalkeeper Denis Otim’s finger tip save denied skipper Shafik Kagimu and both teams headed into the break all square.
Just 2 minutes after re-start, Godfrey Lwesibawa was one on with Nafian Alionz but chose a half volley instead of a shot, Alionz tipped it over the bar, 10 minutes later Martin Kizza pounced on Benjamin Nyakojo’s poor ball control but skied his effort but it was only a matter of time.
The moment of truth came in the 64th minute when left back Sadiq Ssekyembe curled in a corner which found an unmarked Erick Kambale who slotted home to make it 2-1 and send the home fans into wild celebrations.
URA FC launched several attacks at 2-1 down but the hosts contained the situation.
The win means Express FC have beaten the tax collectors thrice on the bounce across all competitions.