Express FC’s title chasing momentum has been dealt a minor blow following a goalless draw at Bombo with eternal nemesis SC Villa.
In a match that promised so much but delivered so little , the home team showed more desire to break through in a bid to avenge the first round loss.
Francis Olaki met a superb Ndahiro cross unmarked but his powerful header went just over the bar after 27 minutes of play.
Martin Kizza had wasted a glorious opportunity for Express in the 11th minute when he broke through but the former Villa man chose to go down to the ground so easily instead of staying up. He was awarded with a free kick but Sadiq Sekyembe bundled it into the Villa wall.
Asadu Semere called the ball for the first half break without either team getting to the scoresheet.
Villa’s Edward Kaziba rung a few changes by introducing dangerous substitute Abdallah Salim for Kiwanuka and Muhammad Senoga off Faisal Muwawu.
Express’ Wasswa Bbosa countered the move by withdrawing the neutralised Godfrey Lwesibawa for Ivan Mayanja.
There was no more action to write home about before Center ref Asadu Semere blew the final whistle.
The point earned keeps helps Express mantain 3rd place and also help them cut the deficit at the top to 3 points.
Villa remain in 6th, 10 points adrift of leaders Vipers SC. The Jogoos will visit KCCA FC on Sunday 18th at Lugogo, whereas Express host Mbarara city at Wankulukuku on Saturday.