We hastily scribbled a story here and published it. The story was widely shared. It made its way into powerful and hugely followed WhatsApp groups.
Communication officers at the club landed on the stinging story and (immediately) dealt with it.
It then got to James Odoch, the club’s assistant coach who then silently sneaked the news to the good-at-listening but short-tempered Wasswa Bbosa-the head coach.
They read the entire piece that we had written, explaining how Express fans were unhappy about the way gaffer Bbosa was treating loyal and long-time club player Frank Kalanda.
Bbosa abused Kalanda and benched him even when it was not necessary, fans were complaining. We publicized their discontent.
Wasswa Bbosa, acting because he prefers his job to other possessions, decided there and then to include Frank Kalanda on his team that would, in a few hours, play against confident Kyetume Football Club.
I have spent the entire morning today smiling, very happy that incredibly swollen-headed Express Football Club managers are now listening to newspaper men. I am happy.
Kalanda was later subbed off. On form Eric Kambale came on. Kambale scored the goal that saw Express draw with hosts Kyetume 2-2 at FUFA technical Centre in Njeru.
The return leg is this weekend on Saturday at Muteesa II stadium in Wankulukuku-Rubaga Division.
(The story that unchained talented Frank Kalanda was written yesterday, on April 6, 2021)