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Review: Wani and Zirintusa on target for Busoga as Express endure another miserable outing in Jinja


Youngster Ivan Wani and experienced Boban Zirintusa scored 2 second-half goals to hand Busoga United their first win in 6 SUPL games.

In the 6th minute, Express FC skipper Daniel Galiwango came close to getting the game’s opener for the Red Eagles but his effort could only rattle the top corner.

Returning Shotstopper Mathias Muwanga was the busiest man on the day as he denied Busoga United on numerous occasions to keep Express FC in the game until halftime. Shafiq Kakeeto, David Bagole, and Paul Ssekulima all tested the Express FC goalie in the first half.

Express FC remain winless in Jinja since May 2017 and haven’t scored on their last 3 visits to Mighty Arena, Jinja. George Simwogerere’s side will now wait for another season for another attempt | Courtesy of Sanyuka TV Media

Despite Busoga United’s dominance in the first half, both teams went into the halftime break with nothing on the scoreline.

3 minutes into the Second half, youngster Ivan Wani headed the hosts into a deserved lead after a well-calculated corner kick by Boban Zirintusa.

The Youngstar is highly rated to be Joel Madondo longtime replacement after the later left the Club for greener pastures with Wydad Casablanca earlier on.

On the 62nd minute mark, David Bagoole nearly doubled the lead but goalie Muwanga brilliantly saved the midfielder’s free-kick.

12 minutes from the death of the game, the hosts were awarded a penalty after Express defender Ibrahim Zziwa brought down Paul Ssekulima inside the forbidden area.

Boban Zirintusa took over the responsibility, as usual, to convert the resulting penalty to double the hosts’ lead.

Boban Zirintusa has now scored 5 goals from the penalty spot (league-high) since joining the club in September 2019

The win takes Busoga United to 21 points, sitting 7th on the standings while Express FC remain 11th on 18 points.

Express is now winless in Jinja since May 2017 and haven’t scored on the last 3 visits to Mighty Arena, Jinja.

Kamardin Shero
Senior sports Editor at The Touchline Sports | Am down to earth person with a great heart of always wanting to assist where possible.

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