By James Bariyo
Mbarara city FC has earned itself a win at home by defeating Express FC by 1-0.
The new debutants of Azam premier league scored their first goal at Kakyeka stadium while playing with Express FC giants.
The match started at exactly 4:00pm at Kakyeka while it was drizzling in Mbarara.
Mbarara City boys showed a good performance but could not break through the defense of Express which made the first half end in a goalless draw.
It continued exploiting the home ground opportunities and in the 68th minute, danger man Brian Aheebwa earned a free kick outside the box which Pistis Barenge converted to the back of the net as the goal keeper could not make any save to the shot.
In the 75th minute, Mbarara City FC coach substituted Brian Aheebwa, replacing him with Elieza Okorie who also maintained the 1-0 lead up to the end of the game.
Express also piled on the pressure but could not score any goal up to the end of the game which left Mbarara supporters celebrating for the final whistle.
However, Express FC coach, Sam Kawalya said, in the league there is no weak team and has hope for the best result in the next matches.
Mbarara City Coach, Vailli Ainamani said that they will miss their coach but the team will not lose its strength of winning games.
He added that they performed poorly in their first match they played with BUL FC but have now improved a reason as to why they earned 3 points from a big team like Express.
The two teams lost their first team coaches as Mbarara city lost Richard Makumbi who joined a Kenyan club while Express lost Pius Ngabo.
Mbarara City FC is playing Bright stars FC on Tuesday next week at their home ground Kakyeka.
Mbarara City FC line up
Kimera Ali, Zaidi Byekwaso, Wayibi Yeseli, Mukundano Hilary, Asuman Arishe, Pistis Barenge, Boney Amani, Solomon Okwalinga, Brian Aheebwa, Oliti Ibrahim, Bebe Swalik.
Ssekeeba Muhamad, Elieza Okorie, Ainamani Junior, Otieno Stephen, Musindo Silaje, Kansime Sam.
EXPRESS FC line up
Bule Edwin, Mpene Promise, Kiseka Ronnie, Omar Hitman, Deo Othieno, Luswata Steven, Burungi Mike, Ssebaduka Juma, Bengo Stephen, Sserunkuma Dan, Jingo Suleiman
Geoffrey Atieki, Agree Bernard, Makumbi Remy, Kasule Abubaka, Kasuk Abdul, Nsubuga Mubarak, Nsubuga Rashid.