- August 10, 2021
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CECAFA Kagame Cup: Express FC Leave It Late To Reach Finals
Express FC are edging closer to clinching their first CECAFA Kagame Cup title after beating KMKM FC 2-1 to secure a slot in the final.
The Red Eagles coached by Wasswa Bbosa are still unbeaten after four games.
Bbosa started all same lineup from the last game, except George Senkaaba, who made his first start in the tournament, in place of suspended winger Godfrey Lwesibawa.
Express assistant captain Abel Etrude returned from suspension but started on the bench amongst twelve other options for Bbosa.
Muzamiru Mutyaba scored early in the second half to cancel out Abdullah Hamad’s first-half opener before Eric Kambale delivering Express at the last minute of the game.
Express went behind for the first time in the tournament. The Red Eagles had previously managed to score so early in each of their first three games but went down before halftime in this particular encounter.
KMKM took the lead in the 45th minute after Abdullah Hamad’s deflected free-kick went in off Arthur Kigundu.
The Red Eagles made amends early in the second half, coming back recharged and hungry for a goal to quickly level the game, and after ten minutes, they got it.
Mutyaba, who was successively starting his third game in the tournament, scored his third consecutive goal in the competition to level matters with a fantastic free-kick in the 56th minute.
Sharpshooter Eric Kambale killed off the game at the death from 12 yards in the third minute of added time, calmly slotting home to deliver the Red Eagles to their first final since 1995.