KCCA FC picked up a point on the road against old rivals Express FC in a closely contested StarTimes Ugandan Premier League tie at Wankulukuku.
Charles Lwanga’s 86th minute header is what the 13 times Champions needed to restore parity on his first start for the club.
Express drew first blood in the Kampala Derby at the death of halftime through Eric Kambale’s strike that flew past Skipper Charles Lukwago.
Earlier in the game, Lwanga had proved a thorn in the Express defense but the final ball had been his biggest disappointment all evening.
Musana Hassan checked the hosts’ keeper with a teasing free kick in 25th minute but the custodian tipped it up and above for a corner kick
Three minutes later, Moses Aliro picked a well laid ball from Aheebwa Brian but his first time shot flew wide off the upright.
On 35 minutes, lanky man Peter Magambo showed his ice coolness when he controlled the ball and cleared off his goal keeper’s line.
At the stroke of halftime, Eric Kambale tapped in Lwesibawa’s free kick to give Express the advantage going into the break.
10 minutes after restart, Juma Balinya and Kigozi Andrew replaced Anukani Bright and Keziron Kizito.
In 59th minute, Aheebwa’s lob hit the cross bar as the visitors kept asking questions to Express.
Substitute Kigozi almost found the back of the net but his curler was saved by Muwanga on 67 minutes.
With a quarter an hour to play, Lukwago acrobatically saved Kambale’s strike to deny the hosts a chance to double their lead.
On 81 minutes, Kato Samuel replaced Moses Aliro who seemed to have some discomfort in his thigh muscle.
Anukani Bright in a midfield battle against Express FC
1-1 the final score KCCA FC and Express sharing spoils in the derby.
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