Coach Alex Isabirye is still furious Express’ second goal in the two sides’ 2-2 draw at Wankulukuku over a week ago stood.
As the two meet in the return at Lugazi today in the Bell Super League top of the table clash, that sense of injustice is well alive in the 32-year-old’s mind and that of his players.
"We were robbed," Isabirye told Saturday Monitor, "That was never a goal, and the ball never crossed the line. May be the referee and his assistant didn’t see it well but it never crossed."
With the game tied one-all at Wankulukuku, Express striker Erisa Ssekisambu leapt highest to head in Yayo Lutimba’s free kick but the ball hit the post before bouncing back and off Masaba’s thigh – and…well, in.
Centre referee David Oula turned and looked at his assistant who was this time racing back to his central position having judged the ball to have gone in amidst furious protests from URA players.
"You know we never get bonuses for a loss or draw, we only get bonuses for a win," explained Isabirye, "And I tell you I gave my players bonus for winning. Morally, we won that game 2-1.
"My players know and today we shall try to show that we were never beaten at Wankulukuku."