Express FC has
officially received the trophy as the Champions of the 2020/21 Star Times
Uganda Premier League, which ended prematurely because of the nationwide lock
down announced to contain the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Federation of Uganda Football Association-FUFA President, Moses Magogo crowned
the Red Eagles at a scientific event at the Star-Times offices on Soliz House
in Nakasero on Tuesday morning.
Express FC was represented by Ssuubi Kiwanuka, who
represented the Club Chairman Kiryowa Kiwanuka, head coach, Wasswa Bbossa, Club
CEO, Isaac Mwesigwa and goalkeeper, Mathias Muwanga represented the team. Express
FDC head coach, Wasswa Bbossa, said it was a tough season but they managed to
win the trophy.
Bbossa revealed that he has been working for this title for
the last four years he has been managing clubs in the Uganda Premier League. He
dedicated the trophy to the late Abdu Kinobe, who is known as the lifetime
Chairman of Express FC.
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Ssuubi Kiwanuka, who represented Express FC Chairman, Kiryowa Kiwanuka said the
victory means Express FC is back to its winning ways. He also said the team is
well prepared for continental football.
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Express FC goal keeper, Mathias Muwanga, who won the award
of the best goalkeeper, said that he is happy for the award.
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FUFA President, Moses Magogo congratulated the Red Eagles
for the well-deserved victory and applauded the leadership of the club for using
the right means to win the silverware.
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The decision to crown the Ugandan Eagles champions following
the suspension of the league is in line with Article 18, Section 1, sub-section C
& D of the FUFA Competition rules, which allow the federation to determine
the champions once the league is suspended after completing 75 percent of the matches.
By the time of the suspension, Express FC was on top of the table with 58
points followed by URA in the second position with 57 and Vipers FC in the
third position with 56 points. Consequently, Express FC had to be declared
The red eagles will now take part in the CAF Champions league as