AUPL: Express, Vipers Settle for Dull Barren Draw

Express FC captain, Sadam Juma tries to go past a Vipers player. (Photos by: Kenneth Kazibwe/ChimpReports)

Uganda Premier League
Express 0-0 Vipers

Express football club and Vipers SC played to a goalless draw in the Azam Uganda Premier League game played on Friday evening at Muteesa II stadium, order Wankulukuku.

Both teams came into the game with an aim of making amends but eventually looked blunt on the day failing to get the spark.

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Despite starting the better side in the opening minutes, viagra approved Express’ failure to create chances in the final third cost them as the visitors grew in confidence moments later but were also blunt going forward.

Brian Kakaire had a chance to break the deadlock in the 21st minute but his effort sailed way above the goal area.

Milton Kalisa also had a chance midway through the opening half but squandered it wide and the two sides returned to the dressing rooms with no shot on target registered.

Vipers' captain Nicholas Wadada tries to go past Express' Yayo Lutimba on Friday

Vipers’ captain Nicholas Wadada tries to go past Express’ Yayo Lutimba on Friday

Vipers opted for the first change of the game, prescription three minutes after recess with Mike Sserumaga paving way for Keziron Kizito.

Moments later, Brian Kakaire was withdrawn for energetic forward Alfred Leku but still the changes failed to yield any dividends.

With 20 minutes to play, Kalisa got the best chance to put Vipers ahead but his attempt to dribble past onrushing goalkeeper Emmanuel Opio ended futile hitting the ball between the goalkeeper’s legs.

Yayo Lutimba got Express’ best chance of the game  from a free kick but sailed a few inches above the cross bar.

The result means Vipers remain fourth on the table with 28 points in 17 games while Express also remain 8th on 24 points same as URA, Soana and Bright stars who are in 5th,6th and 7th position respectively.

Vipers' Brian Kakaire in action against a Vipers defender

Vipers’ Brian Kakaire in action against a Vipers defender

Express starting XI

Emmanuel Opio, Musa Mukasa, Yayo Lutimba, Farouk Matovu, Sam Ssenkomi, Tekkwo Derrick (87′ Rashid Nsubuga), Mahad Kakooza, Saddam Juma, Toya Didier (68′ Daniel Otto),Simon Sserunkuma, Sulaiman Jjingo

Vipers starting XI

Ismail Watenga, Nicholas Wadada, Aggrey Madoi, Halid Lwaliwa, Shafik Bakaki, Siraje Ssentamu, Deus Bukenya, Mike Sserumaga (48′ Keziron Kizito), Erisa Ssekisambu, Milton Kalisa(79′ Francis Onekalit), Brian Kakaire (57′ Alfred Leku)


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