Express FC fails to go past struggling Blacks Power FC

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By Morris Rawal

Blacks Power FC held Express FC to a scoreless draw on Wednesday at the Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku. 

The Red Eagles lacked coordination, attacked with little urgency, and were utterly deserving of yet another draw.

Express has failed to earn all possible points in their last seven games as they have lost four times and drawn three times in a row.

The hosts’ lone deliberate danger of the first half against Blacks Power FC came in the 10th minute, but Hassan Mubiru looped millimeters over the bar with goalkeeper Emmanuel Odongo beaten.

The second half didn’t really change much until Ivan Mayanja, a replacement, disturbed Odongo with a long range shot in the 70th minute.

On the other end, Express defender Arthur Kiggundu offered a sliver of menace, but his headed effort lacked the strength to cause Odongo any problem.

Blacks Power are ranked 12th in the 15-team standings with 11 points, while Express concluded the first round of the season in ninth place with 17 points.

HOW THEY LINED UP

EXPRESS FC

Abdul Kimera, Isa Muzeeyi Lumu, Hamim Semakula Tebusweke, Arthur Kiggundu, Daniel Shabene, Anwaru Mustafa Ntege, Andrew Kaggwa, Allan Kayiwa, Hassan Mubiru, Joshua Musoke, Faisal Ssekyanzi

SUBSTITUTIONS:

Dhata Joseph, Stephen Lujang, Ivan Mayanja, Denis Otim, Marvin Oshaba, Shafic Ssebyala.

BLACKS POWER FC:

Emmanuel Odongo(GK), Simon Misaki Opio, Emmanuel Odur, Daniel Otim, Ivan Okello,

Dicken Okwir, Franco Onen, Micheal Siwu, John Paul Acire, Haron Odongo, Jimmy Ndalambi.

SUBSTITUTIONS:

Tonny Kyamera, Ahmed Amayo, John Omagor, Stephen Othieno, Ali Mukiibi, Faisal Muwawu, Bronson Nsubuga

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