Forward George Ssenkaaba cooly and calmly slotted home from the left wing leaving shot stopper Saidi Keni helpless immediately after restart.
The game saw both teams cancel each other out in either half with few chances to write home about.
Forward Eric Kambale rattled the cross bar 18 minutes into the game while Kabonge Nicolas sent his freekick off mark just outside the 18 yard area.
After recess, only Ssenkaaba’s goal stood out and secured three points for the Red Eagles.
Wasswa Bbosa happy for win
According to Express FC head coach Wasswa Bossa the most important thing was earning a victory in the derby.
“The most important thing is that we earned the three points in the derby,” Bbosa said before adding.
“Our target remains trying to win silverware, this is now done, we look forward to the next games next year” he added.
Goal scorer George Ssenkaba emphasized that the team learnt from their mistakes in the past game against Mbarara City which ended in a draw.
“When we came back from Mbarara, we decided to iron out our mistakes, it wasn’t an easy game but am happy we picked up a win.”
“It’s not all over, we shall go back and plan for the remaining games,” he said.
The win takes Express FC to eight points after four match days in the fifth position on the log.
Meanwhile, SC Villa remain seventh on the table with seven points from five games played this season.
The league will resume on February 12th 2021 after CHAN tournament with Express taking on URA FC while SC Villa will be taking on MYDA.