Express barely survived relegation in the 2017-18 season, securing their slot only after defeating bottom club Masavu 1-0 in the final game of the season. In that season, Express finished 13th with 31 points while UPDF that was relegated in the 14th position had 29 points.
The Federation of Uganda Football Association declared the Eagles champions of the 2020/2021 Star Times Uganda Premier League season following their executive committee meeting held on Tuesday afternoon.
“All Star Times UPL matches scheduled for Saturday 19th June 2021 and Sunday 20th June 2021 have been postponed; FUFA will give further guidance on the remaining match days in the near future” -Ahmed Hussein
Now, Wasswa Bbossa, head coach Express FC said his team is now switching focus to Uganda Premier league where they need to win all their games left in a bid to secure the 2021 silverware, after storming Stanbic Uganda Cup semi finals.
Goals from Erick Kambale and a hat trick from Godfrey Lwesibawa helped the Red Eagles to sail past the Busoga and secure a Premier league top position which has been dominated by URA in the last game weeks.
Goals from striker Steven Dese Mukwala, Joachim Ojera and Cromwel Rwothomio were enough to see the tax collectors sail past the Cops in a bid to secure the top league title after almost a decade without winning it.
The draw frustrated the tax collectors who had hopes of topping the league. Vipers SC remain on the top of the table with 43 points followed by URA still with the same pints but with a margin of goal difference.
In the second half, Kyetume took the lion’s share of the ball and eventually got their goal in the 28th minute through Richard Matovu’s left strike. The win will help Kyetume FC to move to 16 points in a bid to fight the relegation battle.
The draw mostly affects the Red Eagles who entered the game in pursuit of three points to bridge the gap between them and the table leaders Vipers SC. However, they remain in third place with 36 points while SC Villa is left outside the top four with 29 points.